Dr. Christina Mnatzaganian, Pharm.D., BCACP, APh

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

Christina Mnatzaganian, Pharm.D., BCACP, APh

Pronouns: She|Her|Hers

(858) 822-5642
Research Summary

Dr. Mnatzaganian’s primary research interests are in pharmacy education and wellness, self-care public health issues, and chronic disease management. She practices in ambulatory care pharmacy at the UC San Diego Health Lewis Family Medicine Clinic in disease management for diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, anticoagulation, asthma, etc).

Academic Achievements

Education: 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 The Daniel K Inouye College of Pharmacy, (2011- 2012); Board Certification in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy, (BCACP), (2014)

Awards and Honors: UC San Diego Barbara and Paul Saltman Campus Distinguished Teaching Award (2020), UC San Diego SSPPS Excellence in Teaching Award (2020), Class of 2022 UC San Diego SSPPS Faculty of the Year (2019), National Center of Leadership in Academic Medicine (NCLAM) (2018), 18th Nonprescription Medicines Academy Selected Attendee (2018), Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Hawaii-Hilo Daniel K Inouye College of Pharmacy (2014), Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society (2013), Rho Chi Honor Society (2013), University of Hawaii-Hilo Daniel K Inouye College of Pharmacy AACP Delegate (2013), International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation Senior of the Year (2011)

Leadership Experience: Director, SSPPS Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE), Co-Chair, UC San Diego SSPPS Admissions Committee; Director for Faculty Engagement and Wellness UC San Diego SSPPS, Clinical Division; Director, UC San Diego SSPPS PGY1 Community Residency (2016-2021); Chair, UC San Diego SSPPS PGY1 Community Residency Advisory Committee (2016-2021); CAPSLead, Faculty Adviser; ACTION, Faculty Advisor.

  • Pharmacy Practice (Fall Co-Chair and Fall-Spring Calculations Chair, Instructor)
  • Pharmacy Therapeutics (Instructor)
  • Diabetes Care Elective (Instructor)
  • Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Elective (Instructor)
  • Ambulatory Care/Family Medicine Preceptor for APPE students and PGY1 residents
Selected Publications


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