Julie Ann Dopheide, PharmD
|Title(s)||Professor of Clinical Pharmacy|
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-9121
|Phone||+1 323 442 1454|
Dr. Dopheide's work focuses on clinical research involving inpatients with psychiatric illness and expanding roles for psychiatric pharmacists in primary care settings. She has investigated the tolerability of Depakote loading in patients with bipolar disorder and has examined the use of psychotropic medications in hospitalized persons with eating disorders. Dr. Dopheide has collaborated with her PGY-2 psychiatric pharmacy residents to demonstrate the value of integrating psychiatric pharmacists into the medical home to provide comprehensive medication management for patients with both psychiatric and medical conditions.
Dr. Dopheide has published over 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals, textbooks and educational publications, on topics including ADHD, depression, sleep, insomnia and drug-induced psychiatric disorders.
Dr. Dopheide is a Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, and Keck School of Medicine. She is actively involved in teaching pharmacy students, medical students and psychiatry and pharmacy residents through didactic and clinical teaching.
Dr. Dopheide’s clinical practice is divided between adults, adolescents and children with psychiatric illness. She serves on Los Angeles County’s department of mental health pediatric psychotropic guideline development committee. As part of a multidisciplinary treatment team, Dr. Dopheide makes recommendations to optimize treatment for psychiatric illnesses including schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, chronic insomnia and substance abuse.
Dr. Dopheide is the immediate past president of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP). She is also actively involved with the American Society of Health System Pharmacist’s (ASHP), the American Pharmacists Association, and the National Alliance of the Mentally (NAMI). She is the PGY2 psychiatric pharmacy residency program director and supervises the resident in providing medication therapy management for outpatients in the Center for Community Health safety net clinic located in downtown Los Angeles.
Dr. Dopheide obtained her PharmD from the University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy in Omaha and went on to complete a residency in Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice at the University of Southern California Medical Center. She has over 40 publications on topics in psychopharmacology and clinical pharmacy. A Nebraska native, she now considers Southern California her home and enjoys rooting for both the Cornhuskers and the Trojans during football season.