Stephanie Hsia, PharmD, MA

Co-Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and In­clu­sion
Divine Family Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Phone: +1 415 502-8087
Fax: +1 415 476-6632


What I do

Along with Ryan Hernandez, PhD, and Sharon L. Youmans, PharmD, MPH, I lead the School’s various initiatives for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), with an emphasis on unifying the DEI efforts of community members and smaller units within the School.

As an associate professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, I teach pharmacy students how to communicate with, and treat, psychiatric patients. My research interests are in educational interventions to provide equitable care, reduce mental health stigma, and assessment and implementation of novel educational techniques.

Departmental research area

My research expertise

mental health stigma, educational interventions to reduce health disparities, interprofessional education, psychiatric pharmacy practice models

Clinical expertise

psychiatry, tobacco cessation

Professional background


Stephanie Hsia, PharmD, MEd, BCPS, BCPP is Co-Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco School of Pharmacy. Dr. Hsia directs the Neuropsychiatry theme, leads the curriculum’s Health Equity Thread, and provides didactic instruction throughout the pharmacy curriculum in psychiatric pharmacotherapy and health equity. Her educational areas of interest are in training students to provide equitable care, piloting innovative educational technologies, reducing mental health stigma, and incorporating active learning strategies into the curriculum. Dr. Hsia practices as an ambulatory care pharmacist with an emphasis in psychiatric pharmacy in the UCSF Primary Care clinics. She provides medication management for Black and patients with Limited-English Proficiency in hypertension, mental health disorders, tobacco cessation, and diabetes. Dr. Hsia conducts research on creation and assessment of anti-oppressive curricula on health equity, implementation and impact of incorporating educational technologies in the classroom, assessment of student learning outcomes, and evaluating the impact of psychiatric pharmacists in new roles.

Research keywords

  • health equity
  • diversity
  • equity
  • inclusion
  • Assessment of student learning
  • tobacco cessation
  • primary care mental health
  • innovative educational technology
  • pharmacy education
  • anti-oppressive curricula
  • interprofessional education
  • Psychiatry
  • mental health stigma
  • Psychiatric Pharmacy
  • curriculum development
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems
  • Nicotinic Agonists
  • Nicotine
  • social media
  • Education, Pharmacy
  • pharmacy
  • smoking cessation
  • Students, Medical
  • health equity
  • curriculum
  • Pneumonia, Viral
  • Students, Pharmacy
  • Vaping