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Our mission has been established by the demands of our men afflicted with prostate cancer. Their voice has been clear
and unwavering while asking us all to join them and to help others who may become affected in the future.

Sheetal P. Dharia, PharmD, PhD

Dr. Dharia is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida College of Pharmacy in the Department of Pharmacotherapeutics and Clinical Research. She currently teaches the geriatrics and the clinical research topics in the curriculum.

Prior to joining USF College of Pharmacy, she completed her Doctor of Pharmacy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy in 2010. Her PhD is in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a focus in G eriatric Pharmacotherapy. Her dissertation was on the functional, behavioral, and cognitive outcomes associated with the concomitant use of anticholinergic and acetylcholinesterase medications in patients with dementia. In addition, she earned a post-baccalaureate degree in Aging Studies while at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. She completed a 16-month post-doctoral appointment at the Byrd Institute on the University of South Florida campus under the guidance of Dr. Chad Dickey, an Alzheimer’s disease researcher and expert in 2012.

Her research interests and experience are in the areas of inappropriate medications in the geriatric population, prostate cancer, medication-related problems, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, substance abuse and psychiatric disorders in older adults.