Sharon Youmans, PharmD, MPH

Vice Dean and Professor
Clinical Pharmacy
+1 415 502-2063

Sharon L. Youmans, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA is a Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and in July 2013 was appointed as Vice Dean of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Pharmacy. In her role as Vice Dean she oversees the schools education mission and diversity initiatives.

She received her PharmD degree from UCSF in 1985 and a MPH degree from San Jose State in 2005. Prior to receiving a faculty appointment in 2001, she worked as a pharmacist in the hospital and community pharmacy settings. From 2007 to 2013 she served as Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Clinical Pharmacy. From 2010 to 2013 she served as the clinical pharmacist at Glide Health Services, a nurse managed primary care clinic for homeless and uninsured citizens of San Francisco. Her focus was medication management and adherence strategies.

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


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