Dr. Michelle Chu joined the faculty at the USC School of Pharmacy in July 2015 as Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy. She went to the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Pharmacy where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2009 and completed postgraduate residency training in ambulatory care pharmacy practice at the USC School of Pharmacy in 2010. Since then, Dr. Chu has worked as one of clinical pharmacists to manage high risk patients with multiple uncontrolled chronic disease states at various safety net clinics, affiliated with the USC School of Pharmacy until her recent appointment.
Dr. Chu is a program director for PGY1 pharmacy practice residency for ambulatory care and currently practices at LAC+USC Adult Primary Care Clinic. Prior to this, she has practiced at the internal medicine department at Keck Medical Center of USC to manage various disease states, including anticoagulation, diabetes, and hypertension, and has developed telehealth post-discharge pharmacy services to improve quality metrics for patients discharged from Keck Hospital.
Areas of Expertise (6)
University of Illinois at Chicago: Pharm.D., Pharmacy
Rho Chi, Summa Cum Laude
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: B.S., Physiology, Chemistry
Selected Articles (2)
Comprehensive Medication Management Programs: 2015 Status in Southern CaliforniaResearch in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
Ashley Butler, Patricia Shane, Michelle Chu
2016 Comprehensive medication management (CMM) is an evidence-based, physician approved, pharmacist-led, preventive clinical service ensuring optimal use of medications that is effective at improving health outcomes for high-risk patients while decreasing health care costs. Pharmacist-provided medication management, such as CMM pilot programs have been successfully implemented in six health care systems within Southern California resulting in improvements in clinical, fiscal, and quality measures.
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