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Dr. Mary Gutierrez

Professor, Pharmacy Practice
School of Pharmacy
Expertise: Psychiatry; Drug Interactions; Substance Abuse
Office Location: Rinker Health Science Campus 297Q
Phone: 714-516-5499
Pepperdine University, Bachelor of Science
University of Southern California, Doctor of Pharmacy


Dr. Mary Gutierrez is Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Chapman University School of Pharmacy. She has taught at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy for 19 years, and at Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy for 4 years, prior to joining Chapman University School of Pharmacy in November 2014. 

Dr. Gutierrez received her bachelor’s degree from Pepperdine University, Malibu in California and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California. She completed her residency and fellowship training in psychiatric pharmacy practice at USC. After her fellowship training, she joined the faculty at the USC School of Pharmacy.   She has received several Professor of the Year awards and Preceptor of the Year awards from both USC and Loma Linda University Schools of Pharmacy.

Dr. Gutierrez is board certified by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties in Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice, and has authored several textbook chapters and journal articles on topics including mood disorders and sexual dysfunction.

She has been invited to speak on the topics of drug-induced sexual dysfunction and psychotropic drug interactions at psychiatry grand rounds, nursing and pharmacy conferences. Her research interests focus on these topics and suicide prevention.

Recent publications:

  1. Gutierrez MA, Lam JT, Shaepper MA. “Biological Basis for Understanding Psychiatric Disorders and Treatments”. Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 7th ed., Halter MJ (ed), Elsevier, St. Louis, Missouri, 2013.
  1. Clark GT, Gutierrez MA, Venturin JS, Richeimer SH. “Psychopharmacology and Pain”. Orofacial Pain: A Guide to Medications and Management. Clark GT, Dionne R (eds), Wiley, New Jersey, 2012.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Lam, JT, Gutierrez MA, Shah S (Eds). Pharmacogenomics: A Primer for Clinicians. McGraw Hill 2021.
Hamann K, Daut RA, Gutierrez MA (2021). Psychiatry and neurology pharmacogenomics. In: Lam JT, Gutierrez MA, Shah S (Eds.), Pharmacogenomics: A Primer for Clinicians. McGraw Hill; 2021:115-145.
Lam JT, Gutierrez MA, Goad JA, et al. Use of virtual games for interactive learning in a pharmacy curriculum. Curr Pharm Teach Learn 2019;11:51-57.
Gutierrez MA, Lam JT, Seoane-Vazquez E, Yoon C, Sardar J. A survey of naloxone furnishing by pharmacists in Orange County. CJHP 2018;30:115-121.
Gutierrez MA, Lam JT. Psychobiology and Psychopharmacology IN: Foundations of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, 8th Ed., Halter MJ (ed), Elsevier, St. Louis, Missouri; 2017: 36-61.
Ames A, Carr-Lopez SM, Gutierrez MA. Pierre JM, Rosen JA, Shakib Lynn, Yudofsky LM. Detecting and Managing Adverse Effects of Antipsychotic Medications: Current State of Play. Psychiatr Clin N Am 2016; 39:275-311.
Dea L, Tran J, Tsu L, Gutierrez MA. Management of Bipolar Disorder. US Pharm 2016;41:34-37.