Associate Dean for Global Health and Educational Innovations UCSF School of Pharmacy

Investigator: Tina Brock, MS, EdD

Location(s): Kenya; Malawi; Rwanda; Uganda; Namibia; Liberia; Japan; Afghanistan; Indonesia; Viet Nam


Consistent with the UC San Francisco mission of “advancing health worldwide,” the UCSF School of Pharmacy recognizes that we have much to share and much to learn through international partnerships in teaching, research, and service. To acknowledge this, the School is an academic institutional member of the International Pharmaceutical Federation. We value opportunities that allow us to collaborate with educators, clinicians, and scientists from around the world, and we have established relationships with institutions in Africa, the Americas, the eastern Mediterranean, Europe, Southeast Asia, and the western Pacific.

We practice a “partnerships, not placements” approach that prioritizes the development of robust, mutually beneficial, and sustainable agreements, while working toward shared goals. Each year, the School receives numerous requests to host individuals and groups for experiences ranging from one-day visits to one-year immersion experiences. In determining which of these requests we can accommodate, we consider the following:

The potential for the experience to contribute to a sustainable, mutually beneficial relationship with measurable and achievable objectives in education, practice, and/or research

Priority given to improving care to underserved populations, particularly through increasing access to or improving use of essential medicines

Our capacity to provide a high-quality experience within the timeline and using the resources available.