- Job Title: Pharmacist
- Specialization: Clinical Pharmacology; CBD Education
- Location: San Diego, CA
- Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/JillSimonian20
Dr. Simonian attained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of California, San Francisco in 1988. She completed an Acute Care PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at UC San Diego Health in 1989.
Her professional career includes a 25 year stint at the Veterans Administration Hospital in La Jolla, California, where she specialized in Inpatient & Outpatient direct patient care. At the time she completed her VA tenure Dr. Simonian was responsible for Medication Safety for the organization.
Over the past 2 years, Dr. Simonian focused her efforts evaluating the scientific data regarding the pharmacology and therapeutic use of cannabidiol (CBD) in humans. She established evidence-based best practices & gained experience with the use of CBD in over 800 patients in her work as a pharmacist contractor for an independent retail pharmacy.
Dr. Simonian continues to gain expertise in the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics & toxicology of CBD and has expanded her research into the therapeutic benefits of plant terpenes independent of and when combined with CBD.
Dr. Simonian has lectured on topics regarding CBD & terpenes to pharmacists and to the lay public.