Thomas A. Clobes, Ph.D

Assistant Part-Time Professor

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Areas of Expertise:

  • ​Administration
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Medical Cannabis
  • Non-Profit Healthcare


  • ​Ph.D. - Rutgers University - Newark, NJ
  • M.S. - University of Maryland School of Pharmacy - Baltimore, MD
  • M.S. - California State University - Bakersfield, CA
  • B.S. - California State University - Bakersfield, CA


  • ​Patient Compliance with Type 2 Diabetes Using Visual Reminders and the Transtheoretical Model

Research Areas of Interest:

  • ​Medical cannabis
  • Type 2 diabetes

Certifications and /or licenses:

  • National Council for Behavioral Health - Mental Health First Aid; 2021

Select Publications:

  • Clobes, T.A. (2020). Pedagogical adaptions in undergraduate health sciences courses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Mack, C., Craddock, B., & Clobes, T.A. (2018, May). Social innovation partnership. Poster session at the 2018 Celebration of Service Poster Session, Camarillo, CA.
  • Clobes, T.A. (2018, January 30). Bridging the gap with technology [Blog post]. Retrieved from
  • Clobes, T.A. (2017). Visual reminders and patient compliance of type 2 diabetes. Journal of Diabetes and  Metabolism, 8(4), DOI: 10.4172/2155-6156.1000736
  • Longo, B.A., Alonge, H., Clobes, T.A., & Spivey-Brown, G. (2017, November). Impact of huddles on  safety culture in long-term care: an action research case study. Poster session at the meeting of the American Public Health Association, Atlanta, GA.
  • Clobes, T.A. (2015). "Successful Facilitation of Online Healthcare Administration Courses." Presented at quarterly Faculty Summit at National University in La Jolla, CA.
  • Clobes, T.A. (2013). "Clinical Applications of Inferior Vena Cava Filters: Patient Demographics, Risks, and Complications." Presented at annual meeting of Society of Interventional Radiologists in San Francisco, CA.
  • Clobes, T.A. (2012). "Careers in Healthcare Management for Students in Social Sciences." Presented at annual Career Opportunities Conference at California State University in Bakersfield, CA.

Select Professional Experience:

  • Cook Medical
    •  Clinical Specialist; 2018-2020
    • District Manager; 2011-2018
  • California State University Channel Islands
    • Lecturer; 2017-
  • Rutgers University
    • Adjunct Facutly; 2012-
    • Graduate Assistant; 2009-2012
  • Meda Pharmaceuticals
    • Professional Medical Sales Representative; 2007-2011
  • Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
    • Professional Healthcare Representative; 2001-2007
  • Schering-Plough
    • Sales Representative; 2000