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Training Future Pharmacists on Social Determinants of Health

Broadcast Date: April 1, 2022


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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.


Rebecca LeonDr. 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-BurnsMarie 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.

The information presented during the podcast reflects solely the opinions of the presenter. The information and materials are not, and are not intended as, a comprehensive source of drug information on this topic. The contents of the podcast have not been reviewed by ASHP, and should neither be interpreted as the official policies of ASHP, nor an endorsement of any product(s), nor should they be considered as a substitute for the professional judgment of the pharmacist or physician.