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Richard H. Dang, PharmD, APh, BCACP - USC School of Pharmacy. Los Angeles, CA, US

Richard H. Dang, PharmD, APh, BCACP Richard H. Dang, PharmD, APh, BCACP

Assistant Professor, Clinical Pharmacist, & Residency Program Director | USC School of Pharmacy

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

Advanced Practice & Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist with expertise in community pharmacy practice, immunizations, travel health.

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Biography

Richard Dang, PharmD, APh, BCACP is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Program Director of the PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy, and is Speaker and Board of Trustees for the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA). He is also the CPhA 2018 Distinguished New Practitioner and the SGVPhA 2019 Pharmacist of the Year.

In addition to being California's first advanced practice pharmacist, Dr. Dang is a residency trained, board certified ambulatory care pharmacist. He completed a postgraduate residency program in community pharmacy practice at the USC School of Pharmacy, where he also received a teaching certificate and his Doctor of Pharmacy, Biological Sciences, and Health Communication degrees. His residency training included providing clinical pharmacy services in community pharmacy and ambulatory care pharmacy-based clinics. He also completed internships at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System, CVS/pharmacy, and Kaiser Permanente.

Dr. Dang's practice sites include the USC International Travel Health Clinic and the collaborative practice clinics with the Community Pharmacy Patient Care Program at the USC Pharmacies and Keck Medical Center of USC. His practice interests include: medication therapy management (MTM), comprehensive medication management (CMM), community-based pharmacy practice, advanced pharmacy practice, international travel health, immunizations, community health, and disease screening, management, and prevention.

Dr. Dang coordinates courses in introductory and advanced community pharmacy practice, self-care/non-prescription therapies, and travel medicine. He is a national trainer for the NACDS Community Pharmacy-Based Point-of-Care Testing Certificate program, APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate program, and the CPhA Advanced Pharmacy Pharmacist Certificate program.

He is the chapter advisor for the Phi Delta Chi Omicron Chapter, the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), and the California Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists. He is on the Board of Directors of the Phi Delta Chi Omicron Alumni Association, the California Pharmacists Association, the San Gabriel Valley Pharmacists Association, the Journal of Contemporary Pharmacy Practice Editorial Review Committee, and the Pharmacy Leadership Network (PLN).

Areas of Expertise (8)

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Medication Therapy Management

Immunizations and Vaccines

International Travel Health

Health Screenings and Community Health Programs

Community Pharmacy

Comprehensive Medication Management

Advanced Pharmacy Practice

Accomplishments (7)

Pharmacist of the Year, San Gabriel Valley Pharmacists Association (professional)

2019

New Practitioner of the Year, California Pharmacists Association (professional)

2018

Kathleen Johnson Emerging New Practitioner Award, Phi Lambda Sigma, Pharmacy Leadership Society, Phi Chapter (professional)

2017

Distinguished Alumnus, Phi Delta Chi, Omicron Chapter (professional)

2015

Alumnus of the Year, Phi Delta Chi, Alumni Association of Southern California (professional)

2015

Richard Seibert Community Pharmacy Award, Phi Delta Chi, Omicron Chapter (professional)

2013

CVS Caremark Award (for excellence in retail pharmacy), USC School of Pharmacy (professional)

2013

Education (3)

USC School of Pharmacy: Residency, Community-Based Pharmacy 2014

USC School of Pharmacy: Pharm.D., Doctor of Pharmacy 2013

University of Southern California: B.A., Biological Sciences & Minor in Health Communication 2009

Affiliations (6)

  • Member, American Pharmacists Association, 2009 - Present
  • Member, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2009 - Present
  • Member, California Pharmacists Association, 2009 - Present
  • Member, California Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2009 - Present
  • Member, Phi Delta Chi Professional Pharmacy Fraternity, 2009 - Present
  • Member, San Gabriel Valley Pharmacists Association, 2009 - Present

Selected Media Appearances (4)

Richard Dang Appointed Chair of the CPhA COVID-19 Taskforce

California Pharmacists Association  online

2020-03-16

When the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) convened its COVID-19 Taskforce, it tapped Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy Richard Dang to serve as chair. The taskforce provides recommendations and resources to pharmacy personnel across the state to aid their work as key members of the healthcare team on the frontlines of the pandemic. Here, he talks about the main priorities of the taskforce and how pharmacists are well positioned to help beat this national crisis.

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Faculty and Students Lead the Way at CPhA Western Pharmacy Exchange

USC School of Pharmacy  online

2018-04-16

Richard H. Dang, PharmD, APh, BCACP, received the 2018 CPhA Distinguished New Practitioner award.

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Advanced Practice Pharmacists Mark New Era in CA Health Care

California State Board of Pharmacy  online

2017-06-01

The first California pharmacist to receive an Advanced Practice Pharmacist (APh) license was Richard Dang, PharmD, an assistant professor of clinical pharmacy at USC School of Pharmacy. He helped develop the Advanced Practice Pharmacist Certificate Training Program with the California Pharmacists Association and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

“There’s a lot of potential to make a difference and help others see pharmacists in a different light,” Dr. Dang told the USC School of Pharmacy newsletter. “Community based pharmacists are on the front line and readily accessible, so it makes sense to be able to provide this kind of care where patients live, work and play.”

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Dang Becomes California’s First Advanced Practice Pharmacist

USC School of Pharmacy  online

2017-03-07

The USC School of Pharmacy and its faculty and alumni continue to offer leadership in expanding the role and recognition of pharmacists as crucial healthcare providers. Richard Dang, PharmD ’13, assistant professor of Clinical Pharmacy, recently became the first pharmacist in California to receive an advanced practice pharmacist license. The State Board of Pharmacy established the licensure, made possible by Senate Bill 493, at the end of 2016.

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Courses (9)

PHRD 511

Pharmacy Practice & Professionalism 1

PHRD 516

Non-prescription Therapies

PHRD 520

Pharmacists' Patient Care Process

PHRD 568/569

Principles & Leadership in Community Health 1/2

PHRD 624

Community Pharmacy Practice

PHRD 650

APPE Gateway

PHRD 796

Doctor of Pharmacy Capstone

PHRD 705

Community Pharmacy APPE

PHRD 750

APPE Elective - Focus in Academia and Advanced Community Pharmacy

Selected Articles (5)

Influenza Update The Rx Consultant

Dang R

2018

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Embracing the Opportunity for Rebranding (Editorial) Journal of Contemporary Pharmacy Practice

Dang R

2018

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Travel Medicine and Immunization Content in California Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy California Pharmacist Journal

Dang R, Goad J, Zeind C, Hess K, Law A, Machado M, Luo S

2015

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Immunization Update: A Focus on Medication Indications for Vaccines in Adults Thx Rx Consultant

Goad J, Dang R, Mekhjian H

2014

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Pharmacists and Pharmacogenomics: An Evaluation of Knowledge, Beliefs, Attitudes and Practices California Pharmacist Journal

Bethishou L, Chen A, Chew C, Dang R, Greenberg C, Klevens R, Treynker V, Warnock A, Durham M, Goad J, Mirzaian E

2012

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