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Rosa Rodriguez-Monguio, MS, PhD

MOC Director and Professor

My research interests include post-marketing drug safety addressing the health and economic impacts of adverse drug events, drug shortages and interchangeability of therapeutic alternatives, and appropriateness of prescription and utilization patterns of pharmaceuticals, particularly, opioid...

James Lightwood, PhD

Associate Professor

My research focuses on the economics, cost-effectiveness analysis, and cost-benefit analysis of public health programs. I am particularly interested in the economics of tobacco control and prevention of chronic illness.

Study finds tobacco control efforts yield huge health care savings

California tobacco control efforts that cost $2.4 billion over nearly two decades reduced health care costs during that same period by $134 billion, according to a new study co-authored by UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member James Lightwood, PhD.

Follow-up care proves valuable, studies show

Two studies conducted by UCSF School of Pharmacy researchers demonstrate how follow-up care by pharmacists can help patients adhere to their medications, decrease the number of return visits, and increase patient satisfaction.