Dr. Rabia Atayee

Pain and Palliative Care

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Rabia Atayee, Pharm.D., BCPS, APh

Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
Associate Dean for Admissions and Outreach 
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Email
ratayee@ucsd.edu
Phone
(858) 822-3549
Research Summary

Dr. Atayee’s major research focus is in the area of pain and palliative care with a minor research focus in the area of pharmacy education. She has established several collaborations with other clinical researchers.

 

Academic Achievements

Education:

Completion of pre-pharmacy requirements (1999) UCSD; Pharm.D. (2003) UCSF; ASHP Accredited Acute Care Residency (2004) UC San Diego Medical Center; Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy Specialty (BCPS). (2008, recertification 2015)

Awards and Honors:

Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Oncology Pharmacy Specialty Council (2019-2022); American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Alternative Dean Delegate, (2019-2021); UC San Diego Campus-Wide Distinguished Teaching Award for Academic Senate Members (2018); National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care, National Consensus Project invited stakeholder (2017)

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Alternate Dean Delegate, (2016-2018); President, Society of Palliative Care Pharmacists (SPCP) (2017-2018); Pharmacist representative for the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care (2018-current) Membership Chair, Society of Palliative Care Pharmacists (SPCP) (2016-2017); President-elect, Society of Palliative Care Pharmacists (SPCP) (2016-2017) Member of Pharmacology Special Interest Group American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), (2014-Current) UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year Award (Class of 2017), (2014) American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Teacher of the Year Award, (2013) American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Walmart Scholar Mentor (2013); Member of American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) PRN, (2009-Current) Selected for the National Center for Leadership in Academic Medicine (NCLAM), (2009) Awarded for Marquis Who's Who in America, (2009)

Leadership Experience:

First pharmacist at UC San Diego Health to obtain a DEA license for prescribing independently (2007); Served as co-chair of the comprehensive exam committee and a member of the academic oversight committee and committee on educational policy in the UC San Diego Health Sciences Campus; Elected as president-elect and president for the Society of Palliative Care Pharmacists (2015); Appointed as Associate Dean of Admissions and Outreach at UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2016); American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Alternate Dean Delegate, 2016-2018 & Dean Delegate 2019-2021; selected for Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Oncology Pharmacy Specialty Council (2019-2022).  

Teaching
  • Lecturer of Pharmacy Practice (SPPS 201).
  • Lecturer for Therapeutics (SPPS 212A) & Principles of Pharmacology and Physiology (SPPS 248)
  • Co-chair and lecturer of Pain and Palliative Care elective (SPPS269)
Key Contributions
  • Established role of palliative care pharmacist.
  • Effective use of pain and palliative care medications in hematology and oncology patients.
  • Clinical research for the use of medications for pain and symptom management.
  • Development and expansion of a pain and palliative care clerkships for pharmacy students.
  • Established monitoring and counseling guidelines for pharmacist for oral chemotherapy.
Selected Publications

Selected Recent Publications (view more)

Potential Collaborative Programs
  • Pain management
  • Palliative care
  • Promoting the roles of pharmacists
  • Pharmacy education ​