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Sharon Youmans

PharmD ’85, MPH
As vice dean of the School of Pharmacy, Dr. Youmans leads education and diversity initiatives, which include the current development of a new PharmD curriculum. Prior to receiving a faculty appointment, she worked as a pharmacist in hospital and community pharmacy settings. She served as vice chair of education for the Department of Clinical Pharmacy. She also served as the clinical pharmacist at Glide Health Services, a nurse managed primary care clinic for homeless and uninsured citizens of San Francisco, where her focus was medication management and adherence strategies. Youmans teaches on the topics of public health, communication, and cultural competence. Her research interests include health communication, health disparities, global health, and pharmacy education. She earned a PharmD from UCSF and an MPH from San Jose State University.