Robin Corelli, PharmD

Associate Dean and Professor
Associate Dean of Faculty Academic Affairs
Vice Chair of Professional Affairs
Thomas J. Long Professor of Community Pharmacy Practice
Marco Sanchez, UCSF
Phone: +1 714 731-0604
513 Parnassus Avenue, MSB, Rm 126
San Francisco, CA 94143
United States


What I do

As associate dean of academic affairs, I represent the dean’s office and provide guidance, assessment, and action on all issues related to policies and procedures for academic affairs. The primary duties cover the following that concern faculty within the School of Pharmacy: appointment and advancement; compensation and benefits; problem resolution; adherence to UC system-wide and campus policy and procedures; and liaison to the UCSF vice-provost office of academic affairs.

I am also a professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and a licensed practicing pharmacist. My research and practice efforts have been focused on the community pharmacist’s role as an advocate for positive health outcomes through disease prevention and treatment. This includes work in the areas of asthma, COPD, tobacco cessation, immunization delivery, and medication therapy management.

Departmental research area

My research expertise

pharmacy practice

Clinical expertise

community practice, tobacco cessation

Professional background


Dr. Robin Corelli is a Professor and Vice-Chair in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy in the School of Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Corelli received her PharmD from UCSF and then completed additional training at UCSF as a clinical pharmacy resident and Infectious Disease Fellow. Dr. Corelli has been a member of the UCSF faculty since 1991. She is currently the Director for the Los Angeles/Orange County Experiential Education program in Southern California. Her current research and creative efforts have largely focused on tobacco and community pharmacy initiatives including: (1) the development, evaluation and dissemination of effective training programs for healthcare providers, (2) the development, implementation and evaluation of community pharmacy-based models of care for smoking cessation, (3) policy work supporting regulations to ban sale of tobacco products in pharmacies and (4) education and academia related topics (e.g., admissions, faculty development, student research projects, faculty workforce composition).

Research keywords

  • curriculum
  • Smoking Prevention
  • Students, Pharmacy
  • smoking cessation
  • Faculty, Pharmacy
  • Preceptorship
  • Commerce
  • tobacco cessation
  • Community Pharmacy Services
  • Education, Pharmacy
  • Faculty
  • Schools, Pharmacy
  • tobacco
  • pharmacies
  • pharmacists