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Dorie Apollonio

Professor in Residence, UCSF Department of Clinical Pharmacy


Dr. Apollonio is Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco. Her research considers the activities of industries implicated in the spread of non-communicable diseases, including tobacco, pharmaceuticals, cannabis, alcohol, and food. Recent work addresses identifying tobacco cessation strategies for vulnerable populations, understanding the scope of tobacco and cannabis co-use, assessing the spread of laws addressing new tobacco and cannabis delivery systems, and reviewing the health implications of policies that allow opioid-to-cannabis substitution. Her work has been published in journals in multiple disciplines, including law, medicine, pharmacy, political science, public health, and public policy. She has served as an instructor and research mentor in the UCSF School of Pharmacy since 2004, and has earned multiple teaching awards.

For a full list of Dr. Apollonio’s publications and research activities, please visit her UCSF profile.


  • University of California, Berkeley
    PhD, Political Science

  • Harvard University
    M.P.P., Health Policy

  • Macalester College
    B.A., Political Science and History