Brookie M. Best, Pharm.D., M.A.S. Clinical Research
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Pediatrics
Associate Dean for Admissions and Outreach
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine-Rady Children's Hospital San Diego
Dr. Best specializes in pharmacokinetics - the processes by which a drug is absorbed, distributed, metabolized and eliminated by the body - and pediatric clinical pharmacology research. Her research efforts have focused on studying anti-HIV drugs in infants, children, adolescents, non-pregnant adults, and pregnant women. She has specific interests and expertise in maternal-fetal clinical pharmacology, therapeutic drug monitoring of antiretrovirals, antiretroviral pharmacogenomics, and penetration of antiretrovirals into the central nervous system.
Dr. Best's research program encompasses projects with key state-wide, national and international HIV/AIDS and pediatric pharmacology collaborative research networks, including the:
Education: B.S. in Chemistry/Chemical Education (1994) UCSD; Pharm.D. (1999) UCSF; Pharmacy Practice Residency (2000) UC San Diego Medical Center; NIH/NRSA Fellowship in Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology Research (2004) UCSD; Masters of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research (2007) UCSD.
Awards and Honors: Valedictorian, National Center for Leadership in Academic Medicine; 7th Annual "40 Under 40" Honoree, San Diego Metropolitan Uptown Examiner & Daily Business Report; Professor of the Year Award, Associated Students (2010).
Leadership Experience: Director, UCSD SSPPS Student Required Research Project Programs; Editorial Board Member, Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes; Director, NIH Training Program in Pediatric and Maternal/Fetal Pharmacology.