Julie Dopheide is a board-certified psychiatric pharmacist who provides clinical service for adults and children with psychiatric illness at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her research has included assessing the tolerability of valproate loading doses and expanding direct patient care roles for psychiatric pharmacists. She served as USC’s PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency program director from 1998-2022 and currently supervises pharmacy residents and students in the provision of comprehensive medication management on the inpatient psychiatry service and in clinics. She is actively involved in teaching pharmacy students, medical students, allied health, and psychiatry residents in both the classroom and clinical settings.
Dopheide’s excellence as an educator is recognized nationally and internationally. She has more than 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals, textbooks and educational resources. She has been a visiting professor at Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences and twice served as a healthcare manpower development expert for the Ministry of Health in Singapore. She serves as an invited speaker for several national pharmacy organizations including the American Pharmacists Association, the American Society of Health System Pharmacists, and the American Association of Psychiatric Pharmacy (formerly College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacy-CPNP). She actively contributes items to the Board of Pharmacy Specialties Examination for Psychiatric Pharmacy and served as chair (2021-2022) and vice-chair of the psychiatric specialty council. She served as president of CPNP in 2013-2014.