Candis M. Morello

Candis M. Morello

Credentials: 

  • Pharm.D.

  • APh (Advanced Practice Pharmacist license)

Current Position(s): 

  • Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, VASDHS

  • Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, UCSD 

Personal Statement:

Dr. Morello's research program involves exploring both clinical outcomes in diabetes patients and educational outcomes in student pharmacists who attend her diabetes educational programs. Dr. Morello maintains a clinical practice at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Health System where she is Director of the Diabetes Intense Medical Management Clinic. She is studying the effect of pharmacist-run diabetes medication management services on the 1) metabolic, 2) quality of life, 3) patient satisfaction 4) adherence rate outcomes in diabetes patients, 5) pharmacoeconomics and 6) medication complexity.

Dr. Morello also conducts research on the effectiveness of the educational models such as diabetes self-care educational program, free clinic involvement, and is currently collaborating on a project using videos to enhance educational training.

Awards and Honors: 

  • 2013    Fellow, ASHP Practitioner Recognition Program Award

  • 2013    Finalist, San Diego Business Journal “Women Who Mean Business 2013 Award”

  • 2015    Recipient, Teaching Award, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

  • 2016    Recipient, American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Pharmacy Community of Interest

  • Pharmacy Best Practices in Diabetes Care 2016 Award

  • 2017  Honorable Mention, California Society of Health-System Pharmacists (CSHP) 2017 Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award for “Value of a Collaborative Pharmacist-Endocrinologist Collaborative Care Model: Diabetes Intense Medical Management Clinic”

  • 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award, UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Professional History:

  • 2002 – present Founding faculty at UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.( UCSD SSPPS)

  • 2008 – present Clinical Pharmacist Specialist (CPS) at VASDHS

  • 2009 – present Director and CPS in collaborative PharmD-MD Diabetes Intense Medical Management “tune Up” clinic, VASDHS

  • 2011- present Associate Dean for Student Affairs, UCSD SSPPS

Education:

  • Chemistry degree from UC Davis 1991, PharmD from UC San Francisco completed 1996, PGY1Residency VASDHS completed 1997

 

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MISSION

Those who courageously serve in our nation's military deserve exceptional care. The Veterans Medical Research Foundation's mission is to enhance the health of veterans of all generations through research and education.

GENERAL INFORMATION

​Phone:

(858) 642-3080

ADDRESS

3350 La Jolla Village Drive (151A)

Building 13

San Diego, CA 92161