School of Pharmacy

Sharon Wu

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Faculty, School Faculty

Telephone: 206-685-2713

Email: swu1@uw.edu

Expertise: Chronic Disease, Pharmacy Practice, Primary Care Family and Internal Medicine, Teaching Methods, Experiential Education and Student Leadership

Education

  • BA in Molecular & Cell Biology in 2012 from  the University of California, Berkeley
  • Pharm.D. in 2016 from the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California, San Diego

Courses Taught

 

Biography

Sharon received her BA in Molecular & Cell Biology in 2012 from  the University of California, Berkeley and her Pharm.D. in 2016 from the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California, San Diego. Sharon completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at University of Washington Medical Center and PGY2 in Ambulatory Care and Academia at Pacific University. She is a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist.

At Pacific University Sharon gained experience teaching in and coordinating courses in the following areas: Endocrine, Immunology, and Health Systems Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE). She has experience implementing active learning strategies such as think-pair-share and problem-based learning to increase students’ integration and retention of class material. During her residency training at UW, she taught in both the Pharmacy Practice series and Applied Therapeutics series.

Sharon specializes in Ambulatory Care of underserved populations. In her practice she managed patients with diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular risk, and asthma/COPD. She also has experience working with interprofessional teams, including: revising treatment protocols with the pharmacy team, providing educational presentations to the medical team, and initiating new spirometry program with the nursing team. Her research interests include adverse effects of medications used for anticoagulation and osteoporosis, insulin use, and diabetes control.