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Dr. Jason Lam

Community Pharmacy, Process Improvement, Informatics and Technology

Jason Lam

Jason Lam, Pharm.D. CSSBB

Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


(858) 534-5750

Research Summary:

Prior to joining UCSD, Dr. Lam worked as a Senior Specialist, Evidence Based Medicine in the Clinical Informatics department at Sharp Healthcare in San Diego, CA. His specialty and research has been in the area of clinical decision support in the electronic medical record, and applying Lean Six Sigma process improvement methodologies in the acute care and community pharmacy settings.

Dr. Lam currently practices at Ralph’s Pharmacy to develop medication therapy management (MTM) programs in the community pharmacy setting. His areas of interest include using evidence based practice and outcomes analytics towards decision support tools for clinicians and patients.

Academic Achievements

Education: B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology with a minor in Business Administration (2001) UC Berkeley; Doctor of Pharmacy (2006) UC San Diego; Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (2016) American Society for Quality

Awards and Honors: California Society of HealthSystem Pharmacists Student Leadership Award (2004); Sharp Coronado Hospital Employee of the Month (2008); San Diego Society of Health-System Pharmacists Pharmacist of the Year (2008); UCSD SSPPS Volunteer Faculty of the Year Award (2012); Sharp Healthcare Quality Pillar Individual Winner (2012); California Pharmacist Association Academy of Health System Pharmacists Best Practice Award (2013); Sharp Healthcare Quality Pillar Blood Utilization Team Winner (2013)

Leadership Experience San Diego Country Pharmacists Association Board Member (2007-2008); San Diego Society of Health-System Pharmacists President (2008); California Society of Health-System Pharmacists Committee on Nominations Chair/Member (2009-2010); California Pharmacists Association Academy of Health Systems Pharmacists Board Member (2010-2012)


  • Concepts in Pharmacy Practice (SPPS 202A)
  • UCSD/Ralph’s Community Pharmacy Resident PGY1
  • Various APPEs and IPPEs

Key Contributions to Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Effective use of Lean Six Sigma process improvement methodologies to develop sustainable medication therapy management programs in the community pharmacy practice setting.
  • Established Professional and Financial Awareness seminar series for student pharmacists towards personal finance skills and continuous professional development.
  • Clinical and pharmacy informatics research in clinical decision support tools (order sets, rules and alerts) in the electronic medical record.

Selected Recent Publications

Simonian A and Lam JH (2016). Implementation of clinical decision support rules. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacists. 73:436-439.

Potential Collaborative Programs with the Pharmaceutical Industry

  • Developing novel practice models and tools that will improve the pharmacist’s role in medication therapy management services at the community pharmacy practice setting
  • Evaluating and validating clinical decision support tools used by the healthcare team to reduce alert fatigue and improve patient outcomes
  • Developing practical solutions and innovative technologies to empower patients to monitor and manage their health and wellness