University of Colorado School of Pharmacy
Mail Stop C238
12850 E. Montview Blvd.
Aurora, CO 80045
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building (V20)
Fourth Floor, Dean's Suite
Training and Education:
Kari L. Franson PharmD, PhD, BCPP is the
associate dean for professional education, University of Colorado Skaggs School of
Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Dr. Franson received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the
University of California, San Francisco, trained at the University of Illinois,
Chicago Hospital and Clinics as a resident in adult internal medicine and a
fellow in clinical research/drug development, and received her PhD in Medical
Education from Leiden University, the Netherlands.
Dr. Franson is educator with more than 25 years of
experience. Throughout her career she has
focused on two areas: practice development in health professions education and
Her educational expertise is in campus and distance-based curriculum
development, technology-enhanced assessment / learning, interprofessional
practice / education and healthcare workforce development to address health
disparities in both the US and abroad.
Dr. Franson is also a US Board-Certified
Psychiatric Pharmacist and Dutch-Certified Clinical Pharmacologist. She worked with geriatric psychiatric
patients for 10 years and has performed a variety of clinical studies spanning those
in early-phase clinical pharmacology to
post-marketing clinical efficacy studies. She is
interested in cannabinoid clinical pharmacologic effects in healthy volunteers.
She has guided national and international professional, legislative, media and
commercial groups on the wise study and use of cannabis.