The Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy unites patient-centered care with health-system insights and analysis. Our faculty represent a wide range of clinical and research specialties—from community pharmacy and geriatrics to oncology and psychiatry.
"The Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy is home to recognized leaders in pharmacy education, practice and research. Our faculty’s nation-leading expertise addresses some of the most challenging and complex issues of health care—from managing chronic diseases, polypharmacy and addictive disorders to addressing health inequities and leading COVID-19 vaccination efforts. We attract students who share our commitment to innovation and our desire to solve intractable health issues, shape the future of the profession and improve the lives of people everywhere."
Tien M.H. Ng, PharmD, FHFSA, FACC, FCCP, BCPS, AQ Cardiology
Interim Chair, Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy
The department’s mission is three-fold:
- Preparing PharmD students for practice at the highest standards
- Providing advanced training to practitioners through postgraduate residencies and clinical scientists through postgraduate fellowships
- Enriching knowledge about drug therapies for health providers and the public
Meet the Faculty
Steven W. Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP
Steven Chen is a national leader on expanding the scope of pharmacy practice to improve patient outcomes and save health care dollars.
Amanda Burkhardt, PhD
An immunology researcher and educator with experience working in both basic and translational science.
Annie Wong-Beringer, PharmD, FCCP, FIDSA
Expert in bacterial resistance and virulence, host microbial interactions and host immune response
Melissa J. Durham, PharmD, MACM, APh (she/her)
Melissa Durham's expertise includes ambulatory care practice, community pharmacy-based patient care programs and pain management.
Carla Blieden, PharmD, MPH, AAHIVP
Carla Blieden is an expert in clinical management of HIV and public health within the pharmacy realm.
Scott A. Mosley, PharmD
Scott Mosley is an expert in pharmacogenomics implementation.
The USC School of Pharmacy is now accepting applications from students who wish to transfer to USC from a different PharmD program.
When Donna Keissami, PharmD ’08, published "Maddie Visits the Pharmacist," she fulfilled a lifelong dream of writing a children’s book. Here, she talks about how the book helps children understand prescribed medications and encourages students to use their pharmacy knowledge to "branch out" within the field.
Meet third-year PharmD student Jafar Essayli, whose experience working with elementary school students with special needs inspired him to pursue pharmacy. Here, the Cypress, Calif. native shares why he chose to attend USC Mann and how his past experiences with mentorship and teaching encouraged him to pursue an area of concentration in education.
As online education and virtual classrooms become the norm, students and teachers are tackling the new semester together with optimism and expertise.