Dr Rebecca Leon is an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist who received her PharmD from the University of the Pacific's Thomas J Long School of Pharmacy, and then completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency with an emphasis in Ambulatory Care at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. After residency, Dr Leon remained at KPSF as an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist and provided disease-state and medication management for patients with cardiovascular diseases and anticoagulation. Prior to joining UCSF, Dr Leon was an Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences at California Health Sciences University - College of Pharmacy and an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist at two clinical practice sites in Fresno, CA, where she developed a new pharmacist-led tele-ophthalmology service to provide diabetic retinal exams for underserved patients with diabetes. Dr Leon also collaborated with clinical faculty at California State University - Fresno to create an interprofessional educational program for health professional students and providers to address the opioid and mental health crises in California's Central Valley. Currently, Dr Leon is a Clinical Pharmacist within UCSF's Office of Population Health.
Dr Leon is passionate about social justice and collaborating across professions to find innovative ways to bridge the gap in health inequities. Her research interests include social determinants of health, interprofessional collaborations and innovative pharmacy services. Dr Leon also enjoys teaching and precepting students and residents.