Candis M. Morello, PharmD, CDE, FCSHP, FASHP
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Sarah McBane, PharmD, CDE, BCPS, FCCP
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Kimberly Tallian, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP, FCCP, FCSHP
Assistant Dean & Chair of Clinical & Administrative Sciences
Professor Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy
Claremont College Consortium/ Scripps Health

Kelly C. Lee, Pharm.D., MAS, BCPP, FCCP
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation
Director, PGY2 Residency in Psychiatric Pharmacy

1 Diabetes
Every 17 seconds, someone in the United States is diagnosed with diabetes. While diabetes is a chronic disease, it does not have to control the person who has it. Pharmacists, working in collaboration with physicians, help patients take control of their own diabetes. In Dr. Morello’s clinic, she couples patient-specific clinical care with personalized lifestyle education to help patients achieve control of their other diabetes-related disorders, including high blood pressure and cholesterol.
2 Hypertension
1 in 3 adults have hypertension (high blood pressure). Pharmacists work with physicians and other members of the healthcare team to make sure someone has the best possible treatment of hypertension. In addition to managing medications, pharmacists can help someone learn more about making lifestyle changes to improve blood pressure.
3 Mental Health Issues - Helping Veterans with Mental Health Issues
Millions of people and their families suffer from the effects of mental health disorders. Patients suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other chronic psychiatric conditions require long-term treatment with medications. Psychiatric pharmacists are experts in psychotropic medications and they can help ensure that patients use these medications safely and appropriately to prevent adverse effects and illness recurrence.
Pharmacists with specialized training in mental health work collaboratively with patients, families, and healthcare professionals to help optimize medication therapy in various settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics, and county institutions. In outpatient clinics, psychiatric pharmacists can have an important role in educating patients with attention deficit disorder (ADHD) on various therapies such as stimulants, potential side-effects as well as the myths and realities surrounding the disorder itself.