Julie Dopheide is a board-certified psychiatric pharmacist who provides clinical service for adults and children with psychiatric illness at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her research has included assessing the tolerability of valproate loading doses and expanding direct patient care roles for psychiatric pharmacists. She is USC’s PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency program director and supervises pharmacy residents and students in the provision of comprehensive medication management on the inpatient psychiatry service and in clinics. She is actively involved in teaching pharmacy students, medical students, allied health, and psychiatry residents in both the classroom and clinical settings.
Dopheide’s excellence as an educator is recognized nationally and internationally. She has more than 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals, textbooks and educational resources. She has been a visiting professor at Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences and twice served as a healthcare manpower development expert for the Ministry of Health in Singapore. She serves as an invited speaker for several national pharmacy organizations including the American Pharmacists Association, the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, and the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP). She is currently vice-chair of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties Psychiatric Specialty Council and served as president of CPNP in 2013-2014.