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Carly A. Ranson, PharmD, MS, BCGP

Assistant Professor


Phone: 209.946.2374


AS in Biology, Porterville College, 2008

BA in Chemistry, California State University, Fresno, 2010

PharmD, University of the Pacific, 2013

MS Fellowship in Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences, University of the Pacific, 2017

At Pacific Since: 2017

Carly A. Ranson '13, '17, PharmD, MS, BCGP earned her associate of science in biology at Porterville College and a bachelor of arts in chemistry from California State University, Fresno. She earned her doctor of pharmacy and her master of science during her 2-year fellowship in pharmaceutical and chemical sciences from University of the Pacific. Dr. Ranson is a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist and a member of the American Public Health Association.

Michael J. Fox's autobiography inspired her to pursue a career in pharmacy. She was fascinated with his explanation of Parkinson's disease and how medications affected his functioning. She became driven to learn about medications and their role in managing diseases and their symptoms. She then decided to volunteer at a local hospital, where she discovered that the pharmacy profession was a good fit.

Dr. Ranson is actively involved in the Medicare Part D mobile outreach clinics and credits much of her success to the experiences she gained in the program. Through her role at Pacific, she hopes to help students find their voice and passion for the pharmacy profession, as well as provide the tools and support they need to achieve their goals.

In addition to her involvement in health care outreach clinics, she is passionate about serving veterans through the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization that sends veterans to Washington, D.C. so they can visit the memorial dedicated in honor of their service.

Her interests range from gardening and restoring classic cars to working archaeological digs. Her family also rescues and rehabilitates animals. Their menagerie often includes dogs, cats, fish, chicken, horses, pigeons and sometimes even opossum.


Teaching Philosophy: "I believe in students and their ability to adapt to the environment. I have high expectations of myself as well as my students and believe that given the right tools and instructions students can and often will rise to the occasion. While the process may be challenging, I strive to make learning meaningful and to provide experiences that help shape students into the practitioner they wish to become."

PRAC 141 - Medicare Part D and Medication Therapy Management- Application and Outreach
PRAC 142 - Intro to the Medicare Benefit & Medication Therapy Management
PHRM 158 - Practicum III
PHRM 168 - Practicum IV


Research Summary: “Analyzing the outcomes and pharmacoeconomic results from the Medicare Part D outreach events and how those results impact our patients. Also, analyzing how working with different professions and disciplines can strengthen both the learning experience and patient outcomes.”

Research Interests:

  • Medicare Part D
  • Health Care Outcomes
  • Pharmacoeconomics
  • Interprofessional Collaboration

* Patel R, Choi M, Fan D, Man V, Thao C, Thai T, Vachuska M, Vachuska M, Xu M, Valle-Oseguera C, Ranson C, Pham C, Rogan E, Walberg M, Woelfel J. Bridging the Gap: Collaboration between a School of Pharmacy, Public Health, and Governmental Organizations to provide Clinical and Economic Services to Medicare Beneficiaries. Iip. January 2018;9(1):Article 2. doi:10.24926/iip.v9i1.986.

* Patel R, Zhu L, Sohal D, Lenkova E, Koshki N, Woelfel J, Ranson C, Valle-Oseguera CS, Rogan EL. Use of 2015 Beers Criteria Medications by Older Medicare Beneficiaries. Consult Pharm 2018;33:48-54.  

* Woelfel JA, Patel RA, Lee H, Chu S, Ranson C, Patel B, Italia U, Walberg MP, Carr-Lopez SM, Galal SM. An Overview and Study of Beneficiaries' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions of the Medicare Part D Benefit. The Consultant Pharmacist. 2015 Feb;30(2):101.  

* indicates peer-reviewed work