Mitra Assemi, PharmD

Associate Dean and Professor
Phone: +1 559 499-6515
Fax: +1 559 499-6513
155 N Fresno St, Rm 224
UCSF Box 1805
Fresno, CA 93701
United States

Private practice

UCSF-Fresno Pharm. Ed. Prog.
155 N. Fresno St., Ste 224
Fresno, CA 93701
United States
+1 559 499-6515

Educational programs

What I do

I am the Associate Dean for Assessment and Quality Improvement. In this role, I focus on quality assurance and quality improvement for the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program. I am also an Experiential Program Director for the School’s Fresno program, one of six sites in California where fourth year Doctor of Pharmacy students complete the experiential or advanced “hands-on” portion of their studies. In this role, I am responsible for developing and delivering the courses and experiences students complete during their time in Fresno.

Departmental research area

My research expertise

Health disparities, Consumer education, Teaching / Learning / Educational Assessment and outcomes associated with a degree program including quality assurance and improvement.

Clinical expertise



PharmD, Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco, 1997
Bachelors in Arts and Sciences, Genetics and German Literature, University of California, Davis, 1993
Bachelors in Arts and Sciences Minor, Cultural Anthropology, University of California, Davis, 1993


Dr. Mitra Assemi is a Professor and Program Director (Fresno Pharmacy Education Program) in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and the Associate Dean for Assessment and Quality Improvement in the School of Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Assemi received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at UCSF in 1997. She then completed a one-year residency in general pharmacy practice at UCSF. As Associate Dean, she is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the School’s assessment plans related to its PharmD program. Recent related accomplishments include conducting assessment of outcomes related to the PharmD program’s innovative pathways curriculum, including required senior research projects, and leading re-accreditation for the PharmD program in 2013. Dr. Assemi also serves as Director for the Fresno Pharmacy Education Program, one of the School’s 6 sites in California for advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs). As such, she is responsible for developing and maintaining APPE sites and experiences; mentoring and advising students; and recruiting and developing volunteer faculty. Her current research interests include programmatic assessment and curriculum development and assessment (including experiential education program-related development and assessment). Her experiences with curriculum development and assessment include developing and assessing train-the-trainer programs focused on curriculum development for cultural and linguistic competence training within health professions education. Additional interest areas include care for the underserved and diversifying the health professions workforce.

Licensure and certifications

Licentiate in Pharmacy, California 1997 - Present
Licentiate in Pharmacy, Nevada 1997 - Present
Certified Immunization Provider
American Pharmacists Association, 1998
Certification in National Smoking Cessation Program
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, 1999
Certified Diversity Trainer
The Network, Center for Health Professions, University of California San Francisco 2001
Certified in Basic Life Support, American Heart Association, 2003- present