Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

  • Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Western University of Health Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Pomona CA. 2016-present

Certifications & Licenses

  • Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP)

  • Registered pharmacist, California

Training & Education

  • PGY-2 Residency in Psychiatric Pharmacy – University of California at San Diego, San Diego CA. 2016

  • PGY-1 Residency in General Pharmacy Practice – Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego CA. 2015

  • Doctorate of Pharmacy – Touro University California, Vallejo CA. 2014

  • Master of Public Health – Touro University California, Vallejo CA. 2014

  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology – University of California at Santa Barbara, Goleta CA. 2008

Peer Reviewed Works

Selected Professional Presentations

Podcast Interviews

Selected Abstract & Poster Presentations

University Teaching - Primary Instructor & Course Facilitator

  • Core: Pharmacy Practice VIII - Psychiatric Pharmacy

    • Lecture Topics Delivered:

      • Review of Neuropharmacology

      • Review of Neuroanatomy

      • Introduction to Psychiatric Pharmacy

      • Mental Status Exam & Suicide Risk

      • Depressive Disorders

      • Anxiety Disorders including PTSD & OCD

      • Schizophrenia

      • Bipolar Disorders

      • Eating Disorders

      • Sleep-Wake Disorders

      • Substance Use Disorders

      • Opioid Use Disorder

      • Debate Facilitator: Controversies in Psychiatric Drugs


  • Elective: Essential Oils: Ethnobotany, Pharmacology, & Application

    • Lecture Topics Delivered:

      • Introduction to Essential Oils

      • Pharmacology of Essential Oils

      • Essential Oil Extraction Methods

      • Regulation of Essential Oils

      • Shelf-life & Oil Quality

      • Aromatherapy

      • Topical Application

      • Internal Application

      • Overview of Commonly Used Essential Oils