This podcast episode discusses social determinants of health in pharmacy practice and training. The speakers address the significance of social determinants of health in patient care as well as the importance of introducing these principles early in pharmacy education.
Dr. Rebecca Leon is an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist and an Assistant Clinical Professor at University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Leon is passionate about social justice and collaborating across professions to find innovative ways to bridge the gap in health inequities. She started a pharmacist-led teleophthalmology service to provide diabetic retinal exams for underserved diabetic patients and created an interprofessional collaborative to address the opioid and mental health crises in her community.
Marie A. Chisholm-Burns, PharmD, PhD, MPH, MBA, FCCP, FASHP, FAST, is Dean of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Pharmacy and has dual appointments as UTHSC Distinguished Professor in the Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine. She is Founder and Director of the Medication Access Program, a Commissioner on the State of Tennessee Education Recovery and Innovation Commission, a member of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) Board of Directors, and Chair of the ASHP Section of Pharmacy Educators Executive Committee.