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Stephanie Hsia, PharmD

Hsia
Assistant Professor

I am an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy with a strong interest in psychiatric pharmacotherapy, and integration and assessment of active learning strategies in education. As a clinician, I specialize in ambulatory care, mental health, and tobacco cessation. I am passionate about serving underserved populations, reducing mental health stigma, and furthering the psychiatric pharmacy profession.

Apollonio publishes new Cochrane Review

Do tobacco cessation interventions provided during substance abuse treatment help tobacco users to quit?

Health care spending drops quickly with reduced smoking

A new study lead-authored by UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member James Lightwood, PhD, has found that reducing smoking cuts health care spending, not just in the long- or immediate-term, but the very next year.

For example, the analysis found that a 10 percent decline in smoking in the United States would be followed by an expected $63 billion reduction (in 2012 U.S. dollars) in national health care spending the following year.

National awards recognize pharmacy educators

Three UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty members have received national honors for health sciences education this spring.

Kroon named chair of the UCSF Department of Clinical Pharmacy

Lisa Kroon, PharmD, a pharmacist and educator as well as a clinical researcher in the fields of diabetes and tobacco cessation, has been named the new chair of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy within the UCSF School of Pharmacy. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2013.

School to train Safeway pharmacists in smoking cessation counseling

Faculty of the UCSF School of Pharmacy will train Safeway supermarket pharmacists to help their customers quit smoking, using a curriculum originally developed at the School.

The new partnership with Safeway Inc. marks the first time a smoking cessation intervention has been applied systematically across a network of pharmacies.

Health care providers to receive smoking cessation training

Pharmacy school faculties across the United States will be trained to teach a tobacco cessation curriculum to Doctor of Pharmacy students, and community pharmacists and physicians will be trained to work as a close-knit team when it comes to helping their patients quit smoking because of two recently funded grants from the National Cancer Institute and the leadership of UCSF School of Pharmacy investigators Karen Hud