Dr. Kelan Thomas Thomas

Associate Professor at Touro University California

Oakland, CA

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Improving mental health care through psychiatric clinical pharmacy and research, with a knowledge base in psychopharmacology, pharmacogenomics and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. “All things are poison and nothing is without poison; the dose alone makes a thing not a poison." -Paracelcus

Work experience
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Jun 2013 - Present

Touro University California

Associate Professor

Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences at TUC College of Pharmacy providing psychiatric care and clinical teaching for outpatient mental health. Research interests include connectomics and psychedelic-assisted therapy related to mental health psychopharmacology.

Oct 2012 - Present

Lexicomp

Drug Information Contributor

Providing part-time consultation regarding drug information and pharmacy systems.

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Jul 2011 - Jun 2012

University of Southern California

Psychiatric Care Pharmacy Resident (PGY-2)

Completed an ASHP-accredited residency certificate with 8 six-week rotations in both inpatient and outpatient subspecialty areas of neuropsychiatry, including LAC + USC Healthcare Network, JWCH Center for Community Health Downtown, VAGLA Downtown Ambulatory Care Center, LAC DMH outpatient clinic and LAC Juvenile Justice System.

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Apr 2012 - May 2012

PAREXEL

Scientific Affairs Resident

Participated in the scientific consultation and implementation of Phase I and Proof of Mechanism clinical trials in psychiatry and neurology from PhRMA clients, including involvement in adaptive trial designs, protocol development, utilization of proof of mechanism biomarkers, clinical trial safety review meetings, direct observation and clinical monitoring of study volunteers. Worked closely with Senior Director of Scientific Affairs to assist in all daily job functions of the position.

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Sep 2009 - Sep 2010

INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH

Clinical Pharmacist

Provided comprehensive pharmaceutical care to 40-60 patients daily in several acute inpatient psychiatry wards, including the National Addictions Management Service and medical isolation wards.

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Jul 2007 - Aug 2009

University of Michigan

Postdoctoral Investigator

Researcher with the UM Clinical Pharmacogenomics Laboratory (PI Dr. Vicki Ellingrod) and investigated pharmacogenetics of SSRI adverse drug reactions.

Jul 2007 - Jun 2008

University of Michigan Health System

Pharmacy Practice Resident (PGY-1)

Completed an ASHP-accredited residency certificate spanning 12 month-long clinical rotations rounding with physicians in diverse therapeutic areas such as psychiatry, cardiology, infectious disease, oncology, critical care and informatics.

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Jun 2005 - Apr 2007

University of California, San Francisco

Research Assistant

Researcher with clinical pharmacogenetics studies at the Center for Pharmacogenomics (PI Dr. Kathleen Giacomini). Proposed and carried out an SSRI pharmacogenetic association analysis minithesis project.

Education

2017 - 2017

California Institute of Integral Studies

Certificate, Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research

2008 - 2009

MS, Clinical Research with Pharmacogenomics concentration

2003 - 2007

University of California, San Francisco

PharmD, Pharmaceutical Sciences pathway

1998 - 2002

BS, Chemistry with Pharmacology concentration

1994 - 1998

Hershey High School

2013

Coursera

N/A, Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

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