Faculty & Staff at TUC
Department: Clinical Sciences
Title: Assistant Professor
Phone: (707) 638-5951
Fax: (707) 638-5959
Office: Administration & Faculty 2, Rm. 105
Master of Science, Clinical Research, University of Michigan, 2009
Doctor of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, 2007
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry with Pharmacology, Duke University, 2002
Licenses and Certifications
California Registered Pharmacist, License #65548, 2011
Singapore Registered Pharmacist, License #02071J, 2010
Michigan Registered Pharmacist, License #5302038168, 2007
Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP), 2012
Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS), 2008
PGY-2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency, University of Southern California, 2012
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Michigan, 2008
PRMC 604: Clinical Sciences 1
PRMC 610: Pharmaceutical Sciences 3
PRMC 612: Clinical Sciences 3 (Course Coordinator)
PRMC 621: Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience 2
PRMC 623: Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience 4 (Lab Presenter)
PRMC 814: APPE Acute Care - Psychiatry (St. Helena Hospital Center for Behavioral Health)
Research interests include psychopharmacology, pharmacogenomics, connectomics and novel approaches to psychiatric therapy. I hope to gain a better understanding of variations in psychotropic efficacy and safety with the goal of predicting optimal psychiatric treatment for individual patients.
Thomas K, Canedo J, Perry PJ, et al. Effects of valerian on subjective sedation, field sobriety
testing and driving simulator performance. Accid Anal Prev. 2016;92:240-244.
Thomas KL, La A, Punia S, Doroudgar S, Perry P. Valproic acid-induced hyperammonemia and minimal hepatic encephalopathy prevalence among psychiatric inpatients. Annals of Clinical Psychiatry. 2016;28(1):37-42.
Nguyen L, Thomas KL, Lucke-wold BP, Cavendish JZ, Crowe MS, Matsumoto RR. Dextromethorphan: An update on its utility for neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders. Pharmacol Ther. 2016;159:1-22.
Perry PJ, Fredriksen K, Chew S, Ip EJ, Lopes I, Doroudgar S, Thomas K. The Effects of Dextromethorphan on Driving Performance and the Standardized Field Sobriety Test. J Forensic Sci. 2015;60(5):1258-62.
Thomas KL, Jiang Y, McCombs JS. Clozapine revisited: Impact of clozapine vs olanzapine on health care use by schizophrenia patients on Medicaid. Ann Clin Psychiatry. 2015;27(2):90-9.
English BA, Thomas KL, Johnstone J, Bazih A, Gertsik L, Ereshefsky L. Use of translational pharmacodynamic biomarkers in early-phase clinical studies for schizophrenia. Biomark Med. 2014;8(1):29-49.
English BA, Thomas KL, Gertsik L, Ereshefsky L. Early phase drug development strategies to inform decision making and the viability of novel CNS compounds in schizophrenia. JCS. 2013;5(4):34-9.
English BA, Ereshefsky L, Thomas KL, Jhee S. Improving Transition of Investigational Medicines in Alzheimer’s Disease
from Phase 1 to Phase 2. JCS. 2013;5(1):52-9.
Bly MJ, Bishop JR, Thomas KL, Ellingrod VL. P-glycoprotein (PGP) Polymorphisms and Sexual Dysfunction in Female Patients with Depression and SSRI-Associated Sexual Side Effects. J Sex Marital Ther. 2013;39(3):280-88.
Thomas KL, Ellingrod VL, Bishop JR, Keiser MJ. A Pilot Study of the Pharmacodynamic Impact of SSRI Drug Selection and Beta-1 Receptor Genotype (ADRB1) on Cardiac Vital Signs in Depressed Patients: A Novel Pharmacogenetic Approach. Psychopharmacol Bull. 2010;43(1):11-22.
Keiser MJ, Setola V, Irwin JJ, Laggner C, Abbas AI, Hufeisen SJ, Jensen NH, Kuijer MB, Matos RC, Tran TB, Whaley R, Glennon RA, Hert J, Thomas KL, Edwards DD, Shoichet BK, Roth BL. Predicting new molecular targets for known drugs. Nature. 2009;462(7270):175-81.
Ellingrod VL, Bishop JR, Thomas KL. Pharmacogenomics of Psychiatry. In Pharmacogenomics: Applications to Patient Care, Second Edition. ACCP: Kansas City, 2009.
Thomas KL, Ellingrod VL. Pharmacogenetics of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and associated adverse drug reactions. Pharmacotherapy. 2009;29(7):822-31.
College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP)
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
WIRED Magazine Top 10 Scientific Breakthroughs of 2009
Assistant Professor, Touro University California College of Pharmacy, 2013-Present
Drug Information Contributor, Lexicomp Inc., 2012-Present
Psychiatric Pharmacy Resident, LAC+USC Healthcare Network, 2011-2012
Psychiatric Pharmacist, Singapore Institute of Mental Health, 2009-2010
Pharmacy Practice Resident, University of Michigan Health System, 2007-2008
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