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Thomas A. Clobes, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Health Science

Contact Information


Ph.D. Health Sciences, Rutgers University, 2012
M.S. Administration, California State University Bakersfield, 2004
M.S. Medical Cannabis Science & Therapeutics, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, 2021
B.S. Biology, California State University Bakersfield, 2000
B.S. Psychology, California State University Bakersfield, 2000


Dr. Clobes spent over 20 years in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, bringing relevant real-world experience to the classroom. His research focuses on perspectives and attitudes towards the use of medical cannabis. He also works with patients seeking cannabinoid therapy to guide them through their treatment.

Dr. Clobes lives in Ventura with his wife and three teenage children. He serves on the Board of Trustees for Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, a medically supervised camp for children with cancer and their families.

Representative Courses Taught

  • HLTH 101 Overview Health Care Industry
  • HLTH 301 Intro to Public Health Administration
  • HLTH 310 Health Program Planning & Evaluation
  • HLTH 492 Service Learning in Health Science
  • HLTH 499 Health Science Capstone



Medical cannabis, Pediatric oncology, Patient adherence, Medical devices, Pharmaceuticals

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