Brian S. Katcher, Pharm.D.
Curriculum Vitae

CURRENT POSITION CONTACT INFORMATION
Writing a book about drug therapy and the public's health, using a history of science (1940s to present) perspective brian[replace with @-sign]healthysf.org

EDUCATION

INSTITUTION AND LOCATION DEGREE YEAR FIELD OF STUDY
School of Pharmacy, University of California San Francisco Pharm.D. 1967 Pharmacy

TRAINING

YEARS POSITION & LOCATION
1991-1993 Postdoctoral Fellow, Alcohol Research Group
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

PRINCIPAL POSITIONS

YEARS POSITION & LOCATION
1967-1969 Peace Corps Volunteer (Micronesia)
1969-1970 Pharmacist, St. Joseph's Hospital, San Francisco
1970-1972 Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy, University of California San Francisco
1970-1974 Clinical Pharmacist, Hospitals and Clinics of the
University of California San Francisco
1972-1974 Lecturer in Pharmacy, University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
1973-present Author, Editor and Publisher
1974-1985 Lecturer in Pharmacy, Without Salary, UCSF
1976-1984 Publisher, Applied Therapeutics, Inc. (launched two pharmacokinetics texts and one drug therapy text, all of them still in print after multiple editions)
1990-1997 Clinical Pharmacist, San Francisco Department of Public Health
1991-1996 Assistant Clinical Professor of Pharmacy, Without Salary, UCSF
1996-present Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy, Without Salary, UCSF
1997-2009 Public Health Pharmacist, San Francisco Department of Public Health
2010-present Consultant, without pay, San Francisco Department of Public Health
1999-present Publisher, Ashbury Press
2000-present Founder and Co-Editor, HealthySF.org (http://www.healthysf.org/)

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • First place in the 1979 American Medical Writers Association Awards as one of the editors of Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs.
  • MEDLINE: A Guide to Effective Searching selected as "Book of the Week" at BioMedNet.com (470,000 registered users), October 15 to November 5, 1999.
  • Department of Public Health Employee Recognition Award, San Francisco Health Commission, November 1999.
  • Honored at the 2007 UCSF School of Pharmacy Commencement for "trailblazing contributions" to clinical pharmacy and public health.

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles
  1. Katcher, B.S. Current therapeutic concepts: rheumatoid arthritis. Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association. 1972:12:383-387.
  2. Stimmel, G.S., Katcher, B.S. & Levin, R.H. The emerging role and training program of clinical pharmacy in psychiatry. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 1974; 38:179-185.
  3. Katcher, B.S. High dose salicyclate therapy. The New Physician. 1981 (April); 30:37-38.
  4. Katcher, B.S. Diazepam accumulation in the elderly. The New Physician. 1981 (November); 30:37-38.
  5. Katcher, B.S. Our overmedicated elderly. American Druggist. 1988 (July); 198:38-40.
  6. Katcher, B.S. Benjamin Rush's educational campaign against hard drinking. American Journal of Public Health. 1993 (February); 83:273-281.
  7. Katcher, B.S. The post-repeal eclipse in knowledge about the harmful effects of alcohol. Addiction. 1993 (June); 88:729-744.
  8. Aragón TJ, Lichtensztajn DY, Katcher BS, Reiter R, Katz MH. Calculating expected years of life lost for assessing local ethnic disparities in causes of premature death. BMC Public Health. 2008; 8:116.
  9. Katcher BS, Reiter RB, Aragón TJ. Estimating alcohol-related premature mortality in San Francisco: use of population-attributable fractions from the Global Burden of Disease Study. BMC Public Health. 2010; 10:682.
Books
  1. Young, L.Y., Kimble, M.A. & Katcher B.S. (Editors) Applied Therapeutics for Clinical Pharmacists, Applied Therapeutics, Inc., San Francisco 1975.
  2. Koda-Kimble, M.A., Katcher, B.S. & Young, L.Y. (Editors) Applied Therapeutics for Clinical Pharmacists, 2nd edition, Applied Therapeutics, Inc., San Francisco 1978.
  3. Winter, M., Katcher, B. & Koda-Kimble, M.A. (Editors) Basic Clinical Pharmacokinetics, Applied Therapeutics, Inc., San Francisco 1980.
  4. Katcher, B.S. , Young, L.Y. & Koda-Kimble, M.A. (Editors) Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs, 3rd edition, Applied Therapeutics, Inc., Spokane 1983.
  5. Katcher, B.S. Prescription Drugs: An Indispensable Guide for People Over 50. Atheneum/Macmillan, New York 1988.
  6. Katcher, B.S. Prescription Drugs: An Indispensable Guide for People Over 50. Avon Books (mass market paperback), New York 1989.
  7. Katcher, B.S. MEDLINE: A Guide to Effective Searching, Ashbury Press, San Francisco 1999.
  8. Katcher, B.S. MEDLINE: a guide to effective searching in PubMed and other interfaces Ashbury Press, San Francisco 2006.
Chapters
  1. Inaba, D.S. & Katcher, B.S. "Drug abuse," in Applied Therapeutics for Clinical Pharmacists, L.Y. Young, M.A. Kimble & B.S. Katcher, eds., Applied Therapeutics, Inc., San Francisco 1975.
  2. Katcher, B.S. "Rheumatoid arthritis," in Applied Therapeutics for Clinical Pharmacists, L.Y. Young, M.A. Kimble & B.S. Katcher, eds., Applied Therapeutics, Inc., San Francisco 1975.
  3. Katcher, B.S. "Schizophrenia," in Applied Therapeutics for Clinical Pharmacists, L.Y. Young, M.A. Kimble & B.S. Katcher, eds., Applied Therapeutics, Inc., San Francisco 1975.
  4. Katcher, B.S. "Rheumatoid arthritis," in Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, E.T. Herfindal & J.L. Hirschman, eds., Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore 1975.
  5. Katcher, B.S. "General care: anxiety and insomnia," in Applied Therapeutics for Clinical Pharmacists, M.A. Koda-Kimble, B.S. Katcher & L.Y. Young, eds., 2nd edition, Applied Therapeutics, Inc., San Francisco 1978.
  6. Katcher, B.S. "Rheumatoid arthritis," in Applied Therapeutics for Clinical Pharmacists, M.A. Koda-Kimble, B.S. Katcher & L.Y. Young, eds., 2nd edition, Applied Therapeutics, Inc., San Francisco 1978.
  7. Inaba, D.S. & Katcher, B.S. "Drug abuse," in Applied Therapeutics for Clinical Pharmacists, M.A. Koda-Kimble, B.S. Katcher & L.Y. Young, eds., 2nd edition, Applied Therapeutics, Inc., San Francisco 1978.
  8. Katcher, B.S. "Rheumatoid arthritis," in Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, E.T. Herfindal & J.L. Hirschman, eds., 2nd edition, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore 1979.
  9. Katcher, B.S. "Anxiety and Insomnia," in Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs, B.S. Katcher, L.Y. Young & M.A. Koda-Kimble, eds., 3rd edition, Applied Therapeutics, Inc., Spokane 1983.
  10. Dahl, S.L & Katcher, B.S. "Rheumatic diseases," in Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs, B.S. Katcher, L.Y. Young & M.A. Koda-Kimble, eds., 3rd edition, Applied Therapeutics, Inc., Spokane 1983.
Reports and Editorials
  1. Katcher, B.S. Framing questions about alcohol research: Reply to commentaries on the post-repeal eclipse of knowledge about the harmful effects of alcohol. Addiction. 1994 (May); 89:537-538.
  2. Aragón T, Reiter R, Katcher B. San Francisco Burden of Disease & Injury Study: Mortality Analysis 1990-1995. Report. Community Health Epidemiology & Disease Control, San Francisco Department of Public Health, December 1998 http://www.sfdph.org/dph/files/reports/StudiesData/DiseaseInjury/bdi9095b1.pdf
  3. Aragón TJ, Lichtensztajn DY, Katcher BS, Reiter R, Katz MH. Calculating expected years of life lost to rank the leading causes of premature death in San Francisco. San Francisco Department of Public Health; July 24, 2007. http://www.sfdph.org/dph/files/reports/StudiesData/CHE_Rpt07242007C.pdf
  4. Katcher BS, Reiter R, Aragón TJ. Ranking Alcohol-Related Premature Mortality with Other Causes in San Francisco. San Francisco Department of Public Health. Poster presented at 2007 Meeting of the American Public Health Association. http://apha.confex.com/apha/135am/techprogram/paper_158426.htm
  5. Miller AM, Katcher BS, Kotabe S. Racial disparities in hypertension control: not the provider but still a problem (Letter). Am J Hypertens. 2010 May;23(5):453-4.

TEACHING

  1. Clinical Pharmacy 145-7 Conference Leader, UCSF, 1969-1973
  2. Clinical Pharmacy 149 Outpatient Clerkship Coordinator, UCSF, 1971-1972
  3. Community Pharmacy Clerkship Coordinator, UCSF 1970-1974
  4. Senior Medication Education Program Preceptor, San Francisco Department of Public Health-UCSF Partnership, 1990-1993
  5. More than 300 community and professional health presentations on behalf of the San Francisco Department of Public Health (details on request), 1990-2009
  6. "What is Public Health?" Health Education Training Center (regularly repeated class), San Francisco Department of Public Health, 2004-2009 (slides at http://www.healthysf.org/what/index.html)
  7. "Finding Health Information on the Web," Health Education Training Center (regularly repeated class), San Francisco Department of Public Health, 2000-2009 (on-line handout with links at http://www.healthysf.org/searching.html)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE (selected)

  1. Member, San Francisco District Advisory Committee, California Regional Medical Programs, 1972-1973
  2. Member, Task Force on Substance Abuse Education in the Health Professions, appointed cooperatively by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 1979-1983
  3. Reviewer, American Hospital Formulary Service Monographs, 1984
  4. Contributing Editor, The New Physician, 1981-1985
  5. Consultant, San Francisco ElderCare Program (Public Health Nurses & Social Workers) 1990-1994
  6. Reviewer, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Section on Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs, 1993
  7. Reviewer, American Journal of Public Health, 1993
  8. Member, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, San Francisco General Hospital, 1993-1999
  9. Reviewer for Alcohol Educational Materials, American Association of Retired People, 1995
  10. Member, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, San Francisco Health Plan, 1996-199
  11. Member, San Francisco Department of Public Health Pharmacy Council, 1997-present
  12. Member, Burden of Disease and Injury Work Group, San Francisco Department of Public Health, 1997-present
  13. Member, Injury Prevention Planning Group, San Francisco Department of Public Health, 1998-present
  14. Member, UCSF-DPH Leadership Group (to foster collaborative linkages between the University of California San Francisco and the San Francisco Department of Public Health), 1998-2000
  15. Member, African American Coalition for Health Improvement and Empowerment, San Francisco, 1999-2001
  16. Member, San Francisco Alcohol Policy Coalition, 1999-2001
  17. Member, Advisory Board, Prescription for Change, a California Medical Association Foundation project, 2000-2003
  18. Member, Heroin Overdose Prevention Task Force, San Francisco, 2000-2001
  19. Member, Advisory Committee, California Telehealth and Telemedicine Center, 2000-2002
  20. Reviewer, Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, 2001
  21. Member, Bioterrorism Preparedness Working Group, San Fancisco Department of Public Health, 2001-2006
  22. Chair, Smallpox Vaccine Training Work Group, San Fancisco Department of Public Health, 2002-2003
  23. Chair, 1906 Earthquake, Fire, and Plague Outbreak Centenial Planning Committee, San Fancisco Department of Public Health, 2005-2006
  24. Founding Member, California Injury Prevention Network, 2006-8
  25. Member, Public Health Leadership Group, San Fancisco Department of Public Health, 2007-2009
  26. Member, Mental Health Services Act Prevention and Early Intervention Planning Committee, San Francisco, 2008
  27. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (reviewer). ASHP Statement on the Role of Health-System Pharmacists in Public Health. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2008; 65:462-7

WEB SITE DEVELOPMENT (Current Projects)

  1. MEDLINE-Related Resources (http://www.ashburypress.com/medline/resources)
  2. HealthySF.org (http://www.healthysf.org)

LICENSES, MEMBERSHIPS

  1. Registered Pharmacist, State of California
  2. Member, American Public Health Association

PERSONAL REFERENCES

Upon request


Updated February 6, 2012 | This document: http://www.healthysf.org/katcher/