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Dr. Christina Mnatzaganian

Ambulatory Care/Community Practice

Christina Mnatzaganian

Christina Mnatzaganian, Pharm.D., BCACP

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


(858) 822-5642

Research Summary:

Prior to joining the faculty at UC San Diego SSPPS, Dr. Mnatzaganian served as an Assistant Professor at the Daniel K Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP) at the University of Hawaii-Hilo where she practiced and precepted students in a family medicine clinic. Her primary research interests reside in community and ambulatory care pharmacy where she currently practices at the UC San Diego Health Lewis Medical Clinic in including chronic disease management including diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, anticoagulation, asthma, etc) as well as public health issues. Dr. Mnatzaganian joined SSPPS in August 2015. She is the Residency Program Director of the PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency at UC San Diego SSPPS.

Academic Achievements


Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, University of Arizona, (2003); Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Arizona, (2011); Community Pharmacy Practice Residency, The Daniel K Inouye College of Pharmacy at University of Hawaii-Hilo, (2011- 2012); Board Certification in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy, (BCACP), (2014)

Awards and Honors:

Excellence in Teaching Award (2014), Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society (2013), Rho Chi Honor Society (2013), DKICP AACP Delegate (2013), International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation Senior of the Year (2011)

Leadership Experience: Director, UCSD SSPPS PGY1 Community Residency; Chair, UCSD SSPPS PGY1 Community Residency Advisory Committee CAPSLead, Faculty Adviser; ACTION, Faculty Adviser, Chartering Adviser, Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society (DKICP); Grand Council Deputy, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity (DKCIP); Co-coordinator, Integrated Therapeutics III, DKICP (2013, 2014)


  • Pharmacy Practice (Fall Co-Chair, Calculations Chair, Instructor)
  • Pharmacy Therapeutics (Instructor)

Selected Recent Publications

Potential Collaborative Programs with the Pharmaceutical Industry

  • 6 years’ experience in community and clinical ambulatory care pharmacy with innovative collaborative agreements with multi-disciplinary health care teams as well as experience in Medication Therapy Management to improve patient outcomes.