Stephanie Hsia, PharmD, MEd

Assistant Professor
Divine Family Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Marco Sanchez, UCSF

Stephanie Hsia, PharmD, 2020–2021 Teacher of the Year

Phone: +1 415 502-8087
Fax: +1 415 476-6632
490 Illinois Street, Rm 160
UCSF Box 0613
San Francisco, CA 94158
United States


What I do

As an assistant 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


I provide didactic instruction throughout the pharmacy curriculum in psychiatric pharmacotherapy and am course director for the Neuropsychiatry theme for the School of Pharmacy's Curriculum 2018 and Beyond. My 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. I practice as an ambulatory care pharmacist with an emphasis in psychiatric pharmacy in the UCSF Primary Care clinics. My clinical areas of interest include expanding roles for psychiatric pharmacists, tobacco cessation in psychiatric patients, and primary care mental health. My research interests are related to my clinical and educational interests, namely 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
  • Nicotinic Agonists
  • Telemedicine
  • Nicotine
  • Education, Pharmacy
  • pharmacy
  • smoking cessation
  • Students, Medical
  • health equity
  • curriculum
  • Pneumonia, Viral
  • Students, Pharmacy
  • Pandemics
  • Coronavirus Infections