Sharon Youmans, PharmD, MPH

Exec Vice Dean & Professor
Clinical Pharmacy
+1 415 502-7554

Sharon L. Youmans, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA is a Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Executive Vice Dean of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Pharmacy. She received her PharmD degree from UCSF in 1985 and completed a pharmacy residency at California Pacific Medical Center in 1986. She received her MPH degree with an emphasis in community health education from San Jose State in 2005. In 2007 she was appointed as Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, and in 2013 appointed Vice Dean.

In 2013, she was inducted as a Fellow by American Pharmacist Association (APhA) Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management, in 2016 in recognition of contributions to DEI initiatives at UCSF she received the Founders’ Champion Award, and in 2018 she became a member of the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators.

She serves on the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Board of Directors, and as a member of the Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education Advisory Board at Xavier University College of Pharmacy.

She teaches on the topics of public health, communication, and cultural humility. Her research interests include health communication, health disparities, global health, and pharmacy education and administration.


Navigating the Path to Careers in Academic Pharmacy Administration.

American journal of pharmaceutical education

Erstad BL, Youmans SL, Crismon ML

Design and implementation of a novel doctor of pharmacy curriculum.

Pharmacy Education

Sharon Youmans, Marcus Ferrone

Development of an interprofessional rotation for pharmacy and medical students to perform telehealth outreach to vulnerable patients in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Journal of interprofessional care

Bautista CA, Huang I, Stebbins M, Floren LC, Wamsley M, Youmans SL, Hsia SL

Aligning hearts and minds: creation of an integrated cardiovascular pharmacy course.

The FASEB Journal

Marieke Kruidering, Rupa Tuan, Tracy Fulton, Igor Mitrovic, Sharon L. Youmans, Jaekyu Shin

An interprofessional clinical toxicology advanced pharmacy practice experience.

Currents in pharmacy teaching & learning

Clinard VB, Kearney TE, Repplinger DJ, Smollin CG, Youmans SL

AACP Special Taskforce White Paper on Diversifying Our Investment in Human Capital.

American journal of pharmaceutical education

White C, Conway JM, Davis PK, Johnson-Fannin AM, Jurkas JG, Murphy NL, Smith WT, Echeverri M, Youmans SL, Owings KC, Adams JL

Sources of Social Capital for Malawi People Living With HIV.

Global qualitative nursing research

Rankin SH, Jong S, Matovu S, Youmans S, Lindgren T

Report of the 2014-2015 Academic Affairs Standing Committee: Addressing Affordability, Accessibility, and Accountability.

American journal of pharmaceutical education

Franson KL, Buring SM, Davis PJ, Krueger KP, Umland EM, Woodward JM, Youmans SL, Plaza CM

Fostering and managing diversity in schools of pharmacy.

American journal of pharmaceutical education

Nkansah NT, Youmans SL, Agness CF, Assemi M

Seeing in 3-D: examining the reach of diabetes self-management support strategies in a public health care system.

Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education

Schillinger D, Hammer H, Wang F, Palacios J, McLean I, Tang A, Youmans S, Handley M

Health literacy and contraception: a readability evaluation of contraceptive instructions for condoms, spermicides and emergency contraception in the USA.

The European journal of contraception & reproductive health care : the official journal of the European Society of Contraception

El-Ibiary SY, Youmans SL

Older African Americans' perceptions of pharmacists.

Ethnicity & disease

Youmans SL, Schillinger D, Mamary E, Stewart A

Talk with your pharmacists--they are there to help.

Ethnicity & disease

Youmans SL, Schillinger D, Mamary E, Stewart A

Hallucinations after hypospadias repair.

Journal of pediatric surgery

Swana HS, Youmans SL, Kogan BA, Bogetz MS

Impact of pharmacists' interventions on the pediatric discharge medication process.

The Annals of pharmacotherapy

Voirol P, Kayser SR, Chang CY, Chang QL, Youmans SL

Functional health literacy and medication use: the pharmacist's role.

The Annals of pharmacotherapy

Youmans SL, Schillinger D