Nancy Nkansah, PharmD, MBA

Title(s)Associate Clinical Professor, Clinical Pharmacy
SchoolSchool of Pharmacy
Address533 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
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    Dr. Nkansah, a clinical pharmacist, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). As a faculty member, she is responsible for teaching student pharmacists, research, and providing patient medication reviews and consults in the community. With an underlying passion for serving underserved populations, she has developed her current areas of clinical expertise in primary care medicine, diabetes, obesity, and innovative fiscally-sustainable medication management/ medication therapy management services. Dr. Nkansah is currently the Director of the UCSF Medication Management Service (, a service that provides medication and herbal consults, pillbox filling, and registration for free medications. She has been quoted in St. Louis Today, Practice Options, CMIO, and Sister to Sister. In addition, she has made appearances on The Dr. Oz Show to provide medication advice. She also responds to consumer questions as a volunteer medical expert with a consumer health care website. In addition, as past president of the Fresno-Madera Pharmacists Association she is active in the community.

    Dr. Nkansah received her Doctorate in Pharmacy from Florida A & M University and MBA from California State University, Fresno. She completed a pharmacy practice and then primary care residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. She has practiced as a licensed pharmacist in California, Florida, and Maryland.

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    1. Pharmacist services for non-hospitalised patients. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 09 04; 9:CD013102. de Barra M, Scott CL, Scott NW, Johnston M, de Bruin M, Nkansah N, Bond CM, Matheson CI, Rackow P, Williams AJ, Watson MC. PMID: 30178872; PMCID: PMC6513292.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Patient satisfaction in dermatologic care delivered by a medical-student-run free clinic. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2016 Jun; 74(6):1265-7. Pyles MN, Nkansah N, Sun BK. PMID: 27185434.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Community pharmacy interventions for health promotion: effects on professional practice and health outcomes. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2014 Jul 28; (7). Steed SL, Kassavou KA, Madurasinghe MV, Edwards EE, Todd TA, Summerbell SC, Nkansah NN, Bero BL, Durieux DP, Taylor TS, Rivas RC, Walton W. .
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    4. Orlistat for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases in overweight or obese individuals. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2013 Dec 12. Nkansah NN, Garala GM, Bero BL. .
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    5. The effect of pharmacist-provided non-dispensing services on patient outcomes, health service utilisation and costs in low- and middle-income countries. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Feb 28; (2):CD010398. Pande S, Hiller JE, Nkansah N, Bero L. PMID: 23450614.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 43     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Diversity characteristics of the 2008-2009 pharmacy college application service applicant pool. Am J Pharm Educ. 2012 Oct 12; 76(8):151. Vongvanith VV, Huntington SA, Nkansah NT. PMID: 23129850; PMCID: PMC3475780.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Diversity in Pharmacy: Evaluating the Demographics of California Underrepresented Minority Applicants to Schools of Pharmacy from 2006-07 to 2008-09. California Journal of Health Systems Pharmacists. 2012. Govea L and Nkansah NT.
    8. Effect of outpatient pharmacists' non-dispensing roles on patient outcomes and prescribing patterns. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 Jul 07; (7):CD000336. Nkansah N, Mostovetsky O, Yu C, Chheng T, Beney J, Bond CM, Bero L. PMID: 20614422; PMCID: PMC7087444.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 113     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Fostering and managing diversity in schools of pharmacy. Am J Pharm Educ. 2009 Dec 17; 73(8):152. Nkansah NT, Youmans SL, Agness CF, Assemi M. PMID: 20221345; PMCID: PMC2828313.
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    10. Medication therapy management: why it no longer should be considered optional. Consult Pharm. 2009 Aug; 24(8):626-30. Molokwu OC, Nkansah NT. PMID: 19689177.
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    11. Randomized trials assessing calcium supplementation in healthy children: relationship between industry sponsorship and study outcomes. Public Health Nutr. 2009 Oct; 12(10):1931-7. Nkansah N, Nguyen T, Iraninezhad H, Bero L. PMID: 19254426.
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    12. Recommended education for pharmacists as competitive clinical scientists. Pharmacotherapy. 2009 Feb; 29(2):236-44. Dowling TC, Murphy JE, Kalus JS, Nkansah NT, Chappell JS, Wiederhold NP, Beringer P, Crews KR, Grabinski JL, Evens RP, Leff R, American College of Clinical Pharmacy. PMID: 19170592.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Synthesis and evaluation of ligands for D2-like receptors: the role of common pharmacophoric groups. Bioorg Med Chem. 2009 Feb 15; 17(4):1716-23. Sikazwe DM, Nkansah NT, Altundas R, Zhu XY, Roth BL, Setola V, Ablordeppey SY. PMID: 19155177; PMCID: PMC2719767.
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    14. Poor health literacy as a barrier to patient care. Consult Pharm. 2008 May; 23(5):378-82, 385-6. Agness C, Murrell E, Nkansah N, Martin CM. PMID: 18540791.
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    15. Clinical outcomes of patients with diabetes mellitus receiving medication management by pharmacists in an urban private physician practice. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2008 Jan 15; 65(2):145-9. Nkansah NT, Brewer JM, Connors R, Shermock KM. PMID: 18192260.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Orlistat for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases in overweight or obese individuals. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2007 Jul 18. Nkansah NN, Garala GM, Agness AC, Davis DB, Ikediobi IO, Bero BL. .
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    17. First Stereoselective Inverse Demand [4 + 2] Cycloaddition Reactions of Novel Chiral Allenamides with Heterodienes. Preparation of Highly Functionalized 2-Arylpyranyl Heterocycles. Organic Letters. 1999 Dec 1; 1(13):2145-2148. Wei WL, Hsung HR, Xiong XH, Mulder MJ, Nkansah NN. .
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    18. “First Stereoselective Inverse Demand [4+2] Cycloaddition Reactions of Novel Chiral Allenamides with Heterodienes. Preparation of Highly Functionalized 2-Arylpyranyl Heterocycles. Preparation of Highly Functionalized 2-Arylpyranyl Heterocycles. Organic Letters. 1999; 13(1):2145-48. Wei L, Hsung R, Xiong H, Mulder J, Nkansah NT.
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