Dr Kari Franson

Photo of Kari FransonKari L. Franson PharmD, PhD, BCPP is the associate dean for professional education at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She is a Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist in the United States, a Certified Clinical Pharmacologist in the Netherlands and received her PhD in Medical Education from Leiden University, the Netherlands.

Dr. Franson is an educator with more than 25 years of experience in health professions educational programs with expertise in Interprofessional Practice / Education, curriculum development, and healthcare workforce development in both the US and abroad.

Clinically, she worked with geriatric psychiatric patients for 10 years and has performed clinical studies spanning those in early-phase clinical pharmacology to post-marketing clinical efficacy studies. She is interested in cannabinoid clinical pharmacologic effects and has guided national and international professional, legislative, media and commercial groups on the wise study and use of cannabis.