Stephanie Hsia, PharmD

Assistant Professor
Marco Sanchez, UCSF
Phone: +1 415 502-8087
Fax: +1 415 476-6632
533 Parnassus Avenue, Rm 585G
San Francisco, CA 94143
United States

What I do

I am an assistant professor in the Department 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 under-served populations, reducing mental health stigma, and furthering the psychiatric pharmacy profession.

Departmental research area

My research expertise

psychopharmacology, appropriate and effective use of antipsychotics, combination nicotine replacement therapy

Clinical expertise

psychiatry, tobacco cessation


PharmD, University of California, San Francisco, 2015
BS, Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles, 2010


I practice as a psychiatric pharmacist at the Veterans Affairs San Francisco Healthcare System, where I am piloting a mental health pharmacy tele-health clinic. My clinical areas of interest include expanding roles for psychiatric pharmacists, tobacco cessation in psychiatric patients, and primary care mental health. I provide didactic instruction throughout the pharmacy curriculum in psychiatric pharmacotherapy and am a course coordinator for CP120, the first Therapeutics course for second year pharmacy students. I am also involved in the design and delivery of the Psychiatry/Neurology theme for the School of Pharmacy's Curriculum 2018 and Beyond. My educational areas of interest are in piloting innovative educational technologies, reducing mental health stigma, and incorporating active learning strategies into the curriculum. My research interests are related to my clinical and educational interests, namely evaluating the impact of psychiatric pharmacists in new roles, implementation and impact of incorporating educational technologies in the classroom, and assessment of student learning outcomes.