Leslie Wilson, PhD

Clinical Pharmacy
+1 415 990-1012

Dr. Leslie Wilson is a Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco. Prior to joining the faculty at UCSF, she was the Director of Health Economics for Miles Inc. and also for Bayer AG. Dr. Wilson received her Ph.D. in health policy and economics from the University of Maryland. Her current research focuses on economic and outcome analyses including the cost of illness and cost effectiveness analyses of cancer and specific chronic diseases (including rare diseases) and how new diagnostics, treatments, and patterns of care affect the costs and outcomes of these diseases. She also looks at the epidemiology, risks and economics of Valley Fever, and also Chagas disease and its treatment in developing countries and in the U.S. blood supply. She also looks patient preference and decision making; specifically how patients weigh risks and benefits when making on treatment choices. Dr. Wilson is working with the FDA to help incorporate patient preference into approval of devices. In addition, Dr. Wilson studies the economics of policy issues, including the effects of drug legislation within the California Workers’ Compensation System, and cultural competence in California medical, dental and pharmacy schools. Dr. Wilson was instrumental in bringing health economics into the current and new pharmacy curriculum and teaches a course on decision analysis modeling and an elective and independent study on research in health economics. She is the developer and Co-Director of the Program for Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy Studies(ProPEPS) whose purpose is to organize the development of economic and policy research, teaching , and funding within the Department of Clinical Pharmacy. She works with the Department of Urology on the economic issues in treatment of prostate cancer, with the Department of Neurology on a CMS innovation grant looking at new economic models of dementia care, and with the Osher Center on the economics of integrative medicine treatments.


Preferences for Risks and Benefits of Treatment Outcomes for Chronic Low Back Pain: Choice-Based Conjoint Measure Development and Discrete Choice Experiment.

PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation

Wilson L, Denham A, Ionova Y, O'Neill C, Greco CM, Hassett AL, Hanmer J, Shaikh S, M W, Bervin S, Williams D, Ma Y, Lotz J, Zheng P

Patient Preference Trade-offs for Next-Generation Kidney Replacement Therapies.

Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN

Wilson L, Gress AF, Frassetto L, Sarathy H, Gress EA, Fissell WH, Roy S

CAPER: Patient Preferences to Inform Non-Surgical Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain (cLBP): A Discrete Choice Experiment.

Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.)

Wilson L, Zheng P, Ionova Y, Denham A, Yoo C, Ma Y, Greco CM, Hanmer J, Williams DA, Hassett AL, Scheffler AW, Valone F, Mehling W, Berven S, Lotz J, O'Neill C

Prosthesis preferences for those with upper limb loss: Discrete choice study of PULLTY� for use in regulatory decisions.

Journal of rehabilitation and assistive technologies engineering

Wilson L, Dohan D, Garibaldi M, Szeto D, Timmerman M, Matheny J

Cost-effectiveness analysis of primary treatments for localised prostate cancer: A population-based Markov analysis using real-world evidence.

European journal of cancer care

Weng X, Zhong L, Xiang P, Li Y, Paciorek A, Dong L, Broering J, Carroll PR, Sanda M, Wilson L

A Cost-effectiveness Analysis Comparing Pembrolizumab-Axitinib, Nivolumab-Ipilimumab, and Sunitinib for Treatment of Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma.

American journal of clinical oncology

Chan A, Dang C, Wisniewski J, Weng X, Hynson E, Zhong L, Wilson L

Cost-effectiveness of adding daratumumab or bortezomib to lenalidomide plus dexamethasone for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma.

Journal of managed care & specialty pharmacy

Narsipur N, Bulla S, Yoo C, Do B, Tran K, Gu D, Zhong L, Wilson L

Higher-Calorie Refeeding in Anorexia Nervosa: 1-Year Outcomes From a Randomized Controlled Trial.


Golden NH, Cheng J, Kapphahn CJ, Buckelew SM, Machen VI, Kreiter A, Accurso EC, Adams SH, Le Grange D, Moscicki AB, Sy AF, Wilson L, Garber AK

Cost-effectiveness of ribociclib plus endocrine therapy versus placebo plus endocrine therapy in HR-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer.

Journal of managed care & specialty pharmacy

Le V, Zhong L, Narsipur N, Hays E, Tran DK, Rosario K, Wilson L

Decision regret, adverse outcomes, and treatment choice in men with localized prostate cancer: Results from a multi-site randomized trial.

Urologic oncology

Berry DL, Hong F, Blonquist TM, Halpenny B, Xiong N, Filson CP, Master VA, Sanda MG, Chang P, Chien GW, Jones RA, Krupski TL, Wolpin S, Wilson L, Hayes JH, Trinh QD, Sokoloff M

Short-term Outcomes of the Study of Refeeding to Optimize Inpatient Gains for Patients With Anorexia Nervosa: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial.

JAMA pediatrics

Garber AK, Cheng J, Accurso EC, Adams SH, Buckelew SM, Kapphahn CJ, Kreiter A, Le Grange D, Machen VI, Moscicki AB, Sy A, Wilson L, Golden NH

The Relative Impact of Urinary and Sexual Function vs Bother on Health Utility for Men With Prostate Cancer.

JNCI cancer spectrum

Jeong CW, Herlemann A, Cowan JE, Broering JM, Ten Ham RMT, Wilson LS, Carroll PR, Cooperberg MR

A cost-effectiveness analysis comparing a conventional mechanical needle to a radiofrequency device for transseptal punctures.

Journal of cardiovascular electrophysiology

Sanchez JM, Shah R, Kouassi Y, Chronowic M, Wilson L, Marcus GM

Weight Loss and Illness Severity in Adolescents With Atypical Anorexia Nervosa.


Garber AK, Cheng J, Accurso EC, Adams SH, Buckelew SM, Kapphahn CJ, Kreiter A, Le Grange D, Machen VI, Moscicki AB, Saffran K, Sy AF, Wilson L, Golden NH

The costs of dementia subtypes to California Medicare fee-for-service, 2015.

Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association

Chen Y, Wilson L, Kornak J, Dudley RA, Merrilees J, Bonasera SJ, Byrne CM, Lee K, Chiong W, Miller BL, Possin KL

Financial Impact of Alternative Pricing Benchmarks for Physician-Dispensed Drugs in the California Workers' Compensation System.

Applied health economics and health policy

Wilson L, Turkistani F, Tran DM, Huang W, Lin TK

The Rise of Valley Fever: Prevalence and Cost Burden of Coccidioidomycosis Infection in California.

International journal of environmental research and public health

Wilson L, Ting J, Lin H, Shah R, MacLean M, Peterson MW, Stockamp N, Libke R, Brown P

Longitudinal Comparison of Patient-Level Outcomes and Costs Across Prostate Cancer Treatments With Urinary Problems.

American journal of men's health

Tang J, Zhong L, Paoli C, Paciorek A, Carroll P, Wilson L

Assigning value to preparation for prostate cancer decision making: a willingness to pay analysis.

BMC medical informatics and decision making

Wilson LS, Blonquist TM, Hong F, Halpenny B, Wolpin S, Chang P, Filson CP, Master VA, Sanda MG, Chien GW, Jones RA, Krupski TL, Berry DL

A Practical First Step Using Needs Assessment and a Survey Approach to Implementing a Clinical Pharmacogenomics Consult Service.

Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy : JAACP

Zakinova A, Long-Boyle JR, French D, Croci R, Wilson L, Phillips KA, Kroetz DL, Shin J, Tamraz B

Cost-Effectiveness of a Behavioral Psychosocial Treatment Integrated Across Home and School for Pediatric ADHD-Inattentive Type.

Administration and policy in mental health

Tran JLA, Sheng R, Beaulieu A, Villodas M, McBurnett K, Pfiffner LJ, Wilson L

A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Text Messaging Intervention to Promote Virologic Suppression and Retention in Care in an Urban Safety-Net HIV Clinic: The Connect4Care (C4C) Trial.

Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Christopoulos KA, Riley ED, Carrico AW, Tulsky J, Moskowitz JT, Dilworth S, Coffin LS, Wilson L, Peretz JJ, Hilton JF

A gray area for reimbursement: medical foods for non-inborn errors of metabolism.

The American journal of managed care

Wilson L, Lin TK, Oh A, Cao V

Maternal depressive symptoms and infant healthcare utilization: The moderating role of prenatal mindfulness.

General hospital psychiatry

Roubinov DS, Felder JN, Vieten C, Coleman-Phox K, Laraia B, Adler N, Wilson L, Epel E, Bush NR

Synchrotron small-angle X-ray scattering and electron microscopy characterization of structures and forces in microtubule/Tau mixtures.

Methods in cell biology

Chung PJ, Song C, Miller HP, Li Y, Raviv U, Choi MC, Wilson L, Feinstein SC, Safinya CR

Decision Support with the Personal Patient Profile-Prostate: A Multicenter Randomized Trial.

The Journal of urology

Berry DL, Hong F, Blonquist TM, Halpenny B, Filson CP, Master VA, Sanda MG, Chang P, Chien GW, Jones RA, Krupski TL, Wolpin S, Wilson L, Hayes JH, Trinh QD, Sokoloff M, Somayaji P

Digital quantification of neurite outgrowth and retraction by phase-contrast microscopy: A tau perspective.

Methods in cell biology

Cook B, Proctor D, Bromberg R, LaPointe NE, Feinstein SC, Wilson L

Understanding patients' preferences for surgical management of urethral stricture disease.

World journal of urology

Hampson LA, Lin TK, Wilson L, Allen IE, Gaither TW, Breyer BN

Cost Effectiveness of Lenvatinib, Sorafenib and Placebo in Treatment of Radioiodine-Refractory Differentiated Thyroid Cancer.

Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association

Wilson L, Huang W, Chen L, Ting J, Cao V

Cost-Effectiveness of Nivolumab-Ipilimumab Combination Therapy Compared with Monotherapy for First-Line Treatment of Metastatic Melanoma in the United States.

Journal of managed care & specialty pharmacy

Oh A, Tran DM, McDowell LC, Keyvani D, Barcelon JA, Merino O, Wilson L

Development of an adaptive, personalized, and scalable dementia care program: Early findings from the Care Ecosystem.

PLoS medicine

Possin KL, Merrilees J, Bonasera SJ, Bernstein A, Chiong W, Lee K, Wilson L, Hooper SM, Dulaney S, Braley T, Laohavanich S, Feuer JE, Clark AM, Schaffer MW, Schenk AK, Heunis J, Ong P, Cook KM, Bowhay AD, Gearhart R, Chodos A, Naasan G, Bindman AB, Dohan D, Ritchie C, Miller BL

Evaluation of the ASCO Value Framework for Anticancer Drugs at an Academic Medical Center.

Journal of managed care & specialty pharmacy

Wilson L, Lin T, Wang L, Patel T, Tran D, Kim S, Dacey K, Yuen C, Kroon L, Brodowy B, Rodondi K

Use of Conjoint Analysis to Determine Patient Preferences for Surgical Treatment of Urethral Stricture Disease.

Journal of participatory medicine

Wilson L, Lin TK, Hampson LA, Oh A, Ting J, Gaither T, Allen I, Breyer BN

Patient-centered Treatment Decisions for Urethral Stricture: Conjoint Analysis Improves Surgical Decision-making.


Hampson LA, Allen IE, Gaither TW, Lin T, Ting J, Osterberg EC, Wilson L, Breyer BN

Cost-Effectiveness of Blood Donation Screening for Trypanosoma cruzi in Mexico.

PLoS neglected tropical diseases

Sánchez-González G, Figueroa-Lara A, Elizondo-Cano M, Wilson L, Novelo-Garza B, Valiente-Banuet L, Ramsey JM

Direct Costs of Acute Recurrent and Chronic Pancreatitis in Children in the INSPPIRE Registry.

Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition

Ting J, Wilson L, Schwarzenberg SJ, Himes R, Barth B, Bellin MD, Durie PR, Fishman DS, Freedman SD, Gariepy CE, Giefer MJ, Gonska T, Husain SZ, Kumar S, Morinville VD, Lowe ME, Ooi CY, Pohl JF, Troendle D, Usatin D, Werlin SL, Wilschanski M, Heyman MB, Uc A

Cost-Effectiveness and Value of Information of Erlotinib, Afatinib, and Cisplatin-Pemetrexed for First-Line Treatment of Advanced EGFR Mutation-Positive Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer in the United States.

Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research

Ting J, Tien Ho P, Xiang P, Sugay A, Abdel-Sattar M, Wilson L

Cost Effectiveness of Sequencing 34 Cancer-Associated Genes as an Aid for Treatment Selection in Patients with Metastatic Melanoma.

Molecular diagnosis & therapy

Li Y, Bare LA, Bender RA, Sninsky JJ, Wilson LS, Devlin JJ, Waldman FM

The cost of surveillance after urethroplasty.


Zaid UB, Hawkins M, Wilson L, Ting J, Harris C, Alwaal A, Zhao LC, Morey AF, Breyer BN

Patient preferences for attributes of multiple sclerosis disease-modifying therapies: development and results of a ratings-based conjoint analysis.

International journal of MS care

Wilson LS, Loucks A, Gipson G, Zhong L, Bui C, Miller E, Owen M, Pelletier D, Goodin D, Waubant E, McCulloch CE

A text messaging intervention to improve retention in care and virologic suppression in a U.S. urban safety-net HIV clinic: study protocol for the Connect4Care (C4C) randomized controlled trial.

BMC infectious diseases

Christopoulos KA, Riley ED, Tulsky J, Carrico AW, Moskowitz JT, Wilson L, Coffin LS, Falahati V, Akerley J, Hilton JF

Patient centered decision making: use of conjoint analysis to determine risk-benefit trade-offs for preference sensitive treatment choices.

Journal of the neurological sciences

Wilson L, Loucks A, Bui C, Gipson G, Zhong L, Schwartzburg A, Crabtree E, Goodin D, Waubant E, McCulloch C

New therapeutic options in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer: Can cost-effectiveness analysis help in treatment decisions?

Journal of oncology pharmacy practice : official publication of the International Society of Oncology Pharmacy Practitioners

Wilson L, Tang J, Zhong L, Balani G, Gipson G, Xiang P, Yu D, Srinivas S

Measurement equivalence using a mixed-mode approach to administer health-related quality of life instruments.

Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation

Broering JM, Paciorek A, Carroll PR, Wilson LS, Litwin MS, Miaskowski C

Therapeutic options in docetaxel-refractory metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer: a cost-effectiveness analysis.

PloS one

Zhong L, Pon V, Srinivas S, Nguyen N, Frear M, Kwon S, Gong C, Malmstrom R, Wilson L

Decision support by telephone: randomized controlled trial in a rural community setting.

Patient education and counseling

Belkora J, Stupar L, O'Donnell S, Loucks A, Moore D, Jupiter C, Johnson N, Wilson L

Fee comparisons of treatments for nonmelanoma skin cancer in a private practice academic setting.

Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]

Wilson LS, Pregenzer M, Basu R, Bertenthal D, Torres J, Asgari M, Chren MM

The effect of prophylaxis on pediatric HIV costs.

AIDS care

Wilson LS, Hensic L, Paoli CJ, Basu R, Christenson M, Moskowitz JT, Wara D

Pediatric HIV costs across three treatment eras from 1986 to 2007.


Wilson LS, Basu R, Christenson M, Hensic L, Paoli C, Wara D, Moskowitz JT

Cost-effectiveness of implementation methods for ELISA serology testing of Trypanosoma cruzi in California blood banks.

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene

Wilson LS, Ramsey JM, Koplowicz YB, Valiente-Banuet L, Motter C, Bertozzi SM, Tobler LH

Symptom management with massage and acupuncture in postoperative cancer patients: a randomized controlled trial.

Journal of pain and symptom management

Mehling WE, Jacobs B, Acree M, Wilson L, Bostrom A, West J, Acquah J, Burns B, Chapman J, Hecht FM

Cumulative cost pattern comparison of prostate cancer treatments.


Wilson LS, Tesoro R, Elkin EP, Sadetsky N, Broering JM, Latini DM, DuChane J, Mody RR, Carroll PR

Caregiving time in sickle cell disease: psychological effects in maternal caregivers.

Pediatric blood & cancer

Moskowitz JT, Butensky E, Harmatz P, Vichinsky E, Heyman MB, Acree M, Wrubel J, Wilson L, Folkman S

Cost-effectiveness of Chagas disease interventions in latin america and the Caribbean: Markov models.

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene

Wilson LS, Strosberg AM, Barrio K

New workers' compensation legislation: expected pharmaceutical cost savings.

American journal of industrial medicine

Wilson L, Gitlin M

The economic burden of home care for children with HIV and other chronic illnesses.

American journal of public health

Wilson LS, Moskowitz JT, Acree M, Heyman MB, Harmatz P, Ferrando SJ, Folkman S

Economic and psychologic costs for maternal caregivers of gastrostomy-dependent children.

The Journal of pediatrics

Heyman MB, Harmatz P, Acree M, Wilson L, Moskowitz JT, Ferrando S, Folkman S

Synergistic suppression of microtubule dynamics by discodermolide and paclitaxel in non-small cell lung carcinoma cells.

Cancer research

Honore S, Kamath K, Braguer D, Horwitz SB, Wilson L, Briand C, Jordan MA

The direct cost and incidence of systemic fungal infections.

Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research

Wilson LS, Reyes CM, Stolpman M, Speckman J, Allen K, Beney J