Candy Tsourounis, PharmD

Marco Sanchez
Phone: +1 415 502-5091
521 Parnassus Avenue, Rm 3516
UCSF Box 0622
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States


What I do

I evaluate how medicines are used at UCSF Health. I work with other healthcare providers to measure and assess the value of the medicines that we use to treat patients. I also help manage the UCSF medicine formulary by working with other healthcare providers to select the most effective medicines, ensuring that they will be used in a cost-effective and safe manner to improve the care of all UCSF patients.

Departmental research area

My research expertise

medication-related research, evidence-based analysis, evaluating pharmaceutical models of care, continuous quality improvement

Clinical expertise

drug information, integrative and complementary therapies, dietary supplements

Professional background


Dr. Candy Tsourounis is Professor of Clinical Pharmacy in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy in the School of Pharmacy at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Tsourounis is involved in providing evidence-based reviews of recently approved prescription medications and performing medication utilization analyses in the Department's Medication Outcomes Center.

Dr. Tsourounis has various areas of research interest including value-based care, quality improvement, implementation science, evidence-based practice, and dietary supplements. Dr. Tsourounis’ research focus has been on dietary supplements and drug-supplement interactions. Currently, Dr. Tsourounis is very interested in demonstrating the value of pharmacists in medication management and value-based initiatives. Dr. Tsourounis is very involved in educating consumers and health professionals on the rational use of medicines. Dr. Tsourounis serves as a clinical consultant and editor for various drug-related publications and computer software programs used by pharmacists and pharmacy learners worldwide. She has coordinated various continuing education programs for national pharmacy societies and serves as a speaker nationally and internationally on the practice of pharmacy.

Research keywords

  • Legislation, Food
  • Vitamins
  • Phytotherapy
  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones
  • Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems
  • dietary supplements
  • Tobacco Products
  • Chinese Herbal Drugs
  • United States Food and Drug Administration
  • Trace Elements
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Osteoporosis, Postmenopausal
  • Minerals
  • Metered Dose Inhalers
  • Plant Preparations