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After studying Urban Planning & Public Policy at Boston University, Dr. Shapiro earned her PharmD from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She completed her Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency at USC before joining the faculty of Western University College of Pharmacy in Pomona, California as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice where she taught for six years and worked in a geriatric clinic. After leaving her position at the College, Dr. Shapiro took a position as an inpatient clinical pharmacist for Los Angeles County in the amputation and orthopedic units, and later served as Director of Medication Therapy Management for a managed care company, where she developed one of the first MTM programs and developed a novel approach to patient assistance in the managed care setting. She currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor at Western University. Dr. Shapiro has also authored the textbook Natural Products: A Case-Based Approach for Health Care Professionals, which offers guidelines for integrating herbals and other natural products into the treatment plan of common conditions and health goals.