Past PPAF Fellows

2020-2022 Public Psychiatry Administrative Fellows
Dr. Reisel Berger

Dr. Reisel Berger was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. She obtained a bachelor's degree in nutritional science at the University of Maryland, College Park and then obtained her PharmD at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She moved to California for residency training, completing her first year at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and her 2nd year at the San Diego VA where she specialized in psychiatric pharmacy. She has been a psychiatric clinical pharmacist at SFDPH for 9 years, utilizing a collaborative practice agreement to optimize psychiatric medication treatment for low-income individuals in San Francisco. She has been an avid runner for over 20 years and enjoys learning about nutrition and wellness research and practice. She hopes to integrate what she learns into her clinical practice to promote healthy living to more people. 


Current position: Psychiatric Clinical Pharmacist with San Francisco Department of Public Health Behavioral Health Services
Dr. Michelle Geier


Dr. Geier grew up in Sitka, Alaska and completed her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Washington School of Pharmacy. She completed a pharmacy practice PGY1 at the VA Puget Sound and a psychiatric pharmacy PGY2 at University of California San Francisco/San Francisco Department of Public Health. Dr. Geier joined BHS as a psychiatric clinical pharmacist in 2012 and became the psychiatric clinical pharmacist supervisor for BHS in 2016. In addition to her administrative roles, she works as a psychiatric clinical pharmacist at the South of Market Mental Health Clinic which serves a largely homeless and dual-diagnosis population. She serves as the residency program director for the ZSFG/UCSF PGY2 in Psychiatric Pharmacy. Her professional interests include co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, treatment of opioid use disorder, harm reduction, and medication management in people experiencing houselessness. One of her favorite parts of her job is working on projects that improve the public health of San Francisco by increasing patient safety and reducing barriers to care. Her hobbies include anything outdoors such as hiking, camping, biking, and snowboarding.


Current position: Psychiatric Clinical Pharmacist Supervisor, Residency Program Director PGY2 Psychiatry, San Francisco Department of Public Health


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