Research Summary

Dr. Apollonio is Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco. She has served as an instructor and research mentor in the UCSF School of Pharmacy since 2004, and has earned multiple teaching awards. Her research focus is the translation of research into policy. She is particularly interested in the political and marketing activities of industries implicated in the spread of non-communicable diseases, which include tobacco, pharmaceuticals, cannabis, alcohol, and food. Her recent work addresses tobacco control in vulnerable populations, the combined use of tobacco and cannabis, the spread of laws addressing new tobacco and cannabis delivery systems, and policies that allow substitution of cannabis for opiates. Her research also considers the ways that clinical findings are used in developing policy interventions and communicating knowledge from scientists to the public, and identifies methods to increase the role of evidence in making public health policy decisions. The analysis underlying these findings relies on multiple data sources (including clinical research findings, surveillance datasets, internal industry documents, administrative datasets, and interviews) and uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to identify how policies affecting public health are made. Her work has been published in journals across disciplines, including law, medicine, pharmacy, political science, public health, and public policy. Her training includes a postdoctoral appointment at the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University.

Research Funding

  • February 1, 2019 - January 31, 2021 - Linking local variation in marijuana and opioid policies to health outcomes, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: R21DA046051
  • July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019 - Effects of California’s 2016 tobacco policies on initiation, use, & quitting, PI. Sponsor: California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, Sponsor Award ID: 26IR-0014
  • November 1, 2016 - June 30, 2019 - Measuring combined tobacco, e-cigarette, and marijuana use in California, Co-PI. Sponsor: California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program, Sponsor Award ID: 25IR-0025
  • July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2019 - San Francisco Cancer Initiative (SF-CAN), Co-investigator. Sponsor: UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Sponsor Award ID:

Education

Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, BA, 1992, Political Science, History
Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA, MPP, 1994, Health Policy
University of California, Berkeley, CA, PhD, 2003, Political Science
University of California, San Francisco, CA, Postdoctoral, 2003-2006, Health Policy

Honors & Awards

  • 1995
    Henry Robert Braden Fellowship, UC Berkeley
  • 2000-2001
    Graduate Dissertation Fellowship, UC Berkeley
  • 2003-2005
    American Legacy Foundation Fellowship, UCSF School of Medicine
  • 2005
    Certificate in Health Services Research, UCSF School of Medicine
  • 2008
    Academic Senate Travel Grant, UCSF
  • 2008
    Dean's Recognition for Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSF School of Pharmacy
  • 2009
    Regulation and Governance Prize for the best article published in the journal in 2007 or 2008

Selected Publications

  1. Rob Bellman, Sheila Mohebbi, Nikki Nobahar, Jacqueline Parizher, Dorie E. Apollonio. An observational survey assessing the extent of PrEP/PEP furnishing in San Francisco Bay Area pharmacies. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 2021 Aug 1.  View on PubMed
  2. Driller G, Plasencia E, Apollonio DE. Retrospective review of nicotine exposures in California from 2012 to 2018 and analysis of the impacts of e-cigarette regulations. BMJ Open. 2021 03 02; 11(3):e043133.  View on PubMed
  3. Apollonio DE, Dutra LM, Glantz SA. Associations between smoking trajectories, smoke-free laws and cigarette taxes in a longitudinal sample of youth and young adults. PLoS One. 2021; 16(2):e0246321.  View on PubMed
  4. Vijayaraghavan M, Elser H, Frazer K, Lindson N, Apollonio D. Interventions to reduce tobacco use in people experiencing homelessness. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020 12 03; 12:CD013413.  View on PubMed
  5. Chen L, Lim J, Jeong A, Apollonio DE. Implementing law into practice: hormonal contraceptive furnishing in San Francisco community pharmacies. Birth Control Pharmacist. 2020.  View on PubMed
  6. Nguyen AM, Kearney TE, Apollonio DE. Evaluation of naloxone furnishing community pharmacies in San Francisco. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2020 Nov - Dec; 60(6):1050-1057.e1.  View on PubMed
  7. Wu A, Phan C, Nguyen KC, Quindoy M, Lewis J, Apollonio DE. Trends in hydrocodone combination product exposures reported to California Poison Control System (CPCS) following DEA rescheduling. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2021 Apr; 59(4):313-319.  View on PubMed
  8. Chen L, Lim J, Jeong A, Apollonio DE. Implementation of hormonal contraceptive furnishing in San Francisco community pharmacies. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2020 Nov - Dec; 60(6):963-968.e2.  View on PubMed
  9. Pasetes SV, Ling PM, Apollonio DE. Cognitive performance effects of nicotine and industry affiliation: a systematic review. Subst Abuse. 2020; 14:1178221820926545.  View on PubMed
  10. Apollonio DE, Glantz SA. Tobacco Industry Promotions and Pricing After Tax Increases: An Analysis of Internal Industry Documents. Nicotine Tob Res. 2020 05 26; 22(6):967-974.  View on PubMed
  11. Apollonio DE, Glantz S. Tobacco manufacturer lobbying to undercut minimum price laws: an analysis of internal industry documents. Tob Control. 2020 12; 29(e1):e10-e17.  View on PubMed
  12. Maya Vijayaraghavan, Holly Elser, Dorie Apollonio. Interventions to reduce tobacco use in people experiencing homelessness. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2019 Sep 2; (9).  View on PubMed
  13. Kearns CE, Glantz SA, Apollonio DE. In defense of sugar: a critical analysis of rhetorical strategies used in The Sugar Association's award-winning 1976 public relations campaign. BMC Public Health. 2019 Aug 22; 19(1):1150.  View on PubMed
  14. Pimentel L, Apollonio DE. Placement and sales of tobacco products and nicotine replacement therapy in tobacco-free and tobacco-selling pharmacies in Northern California: an observational study. BMJ Open. 2019 06 14; 9(6):e025603.  View on PubMed
  15. Jocelyn Huey, Dorie E. Apollonio. Review of Tobacco Policies on University of California Campuses. Californian Journal of Health Promotion. 2019 Jun 1; 17(1):24-30.  View on PubMed
  16. David L. Wiltse, Raymond J. La Raja, Dorie E. Apollonio. Typologies of Party Finance Systems: A Comparative Study of How Countries Regulate Party Finance and Their Institutional Foundations. Election Law Journal Rules Politics and Policy. 2019 Apr 30; 18(3):243-261.  View on PubMed
  17. Apollonio DE, Spetz J, Schmidt L, Jacobs L, Kaur M, Ramo D. Prevalence and Correlates of Simultaneous and Separate 30-Day Use of Tobacco and Cannabis: Results from the California Adult Tobacco Survey. Subst Use Misuse. 2019; 54(10):1627-1632.  View on PubMed
  18. Vijayaraghavan M, Apollonio DE. Engaging Adults Experiencing Homelessness in Smoking Cessation Through Large-Scale Community Service Events. Health Promot Pract. 2019 05; 20(3):325-327.  View on PubMed
  19. Apollonio DE, Broyde K, Azzam A, De Guia M, Heilman J, Brock T. Pharmacy students can improve access to quality medicines information by editing Wikipedia articles. BMC Med Educ. 2018 Nov 20; 18(1):265.  View on PubMed
  20. Brock T, Apollonio DE. Paving the desire paths of health information needs: Teaching students to edit Wikipedia. BMC Series blog . 2018.  View on PubMed

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