Steven W. Chen, PharmD, CDM, FCSHP
Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy
Dyslipidemia; hypertension; heart failure; obstructive airway diseases; arthritis; physical assessment; development of computer database programs for documenting and reporting patient care activities and clinical outcomes; research demonstrating value of pharmacist cognitive services.
Dr. Steven Chen is an Associate Professor at the USC School of Pharmacy. His current clinical practice role includes the provision of clinical and consultative services to three safety net community clinics surrounding the university and USC Family Medicine, where he precepts Level IV pharmacy students and postgraduate pharmacy residents. Formerly, Dr. Chen provided administrative and clinical services to Cedars-Sinai Medical Group (CSMG) in Beverly Hills and served as a Faculty-in-Residence at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Chen received his Pharm.D. from USC in 1989. He completed a USC-affiliated residency in Primary Care Pharmacy Practice in 1990 at the Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Los Angeles (VAOPCLA). Dr. Chen helped develop the Ambulatory Care and Education Program at Sepulveda VA Medical Center before returning to VAOPCLA, where he served as Clinical and Residency Coordinator from 1994 to 1998. Dr. Chen joined the USC faculty in 1998.
Dr. Chen's responsibilities include the provision of disease management and consultative services and coordination of clerkship students at several safety net clinics. Pharmacist-run disease management services provided include asthma, dyslipidemia, diabetes, hypertension, and heart failure. His lecture topics for the school of pharmacy and postgraduate education include asthma / chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, arthritis, dyslipidemia, and other cardiovascular disesases.
Chen received an honorary fellowship of the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists in 2000 and an honorary fellowship of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in 2001. He received the Best Practices Award from ASHP in 2002, and has NABP certification in dyslipidemia and asthma management. Dr. Chen has received 7 teaching awards from USC students and residents.
Currently, Dr. Chen is part of a team of USC faculty directing multi-million-dollar, grant-funded research, evaluating the impact of pharmacist-managed patient care services for underserved populations.
Comprehensive medication therapy management for patients at high risk for cardiovascular events through a community pharmacy. PI, 2006.
Selected Projects/PublicationsChen S. Who should take low-dose aspirin? Amer J Health-System Pharmacists 2005;62,1357.
Chen S. The rise, fall and future of COX-2 inhibitors. The Rx Consultant, July 2005.
Chen S. An update on dyslipidemia management. California Pharmacist, Spring 2004 (publication pending).
Chen SW, Gong WC. Rheumatic Disorders. In: Young LY, Koda-Kimble MA. Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs, 8th edition, Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 43-1 to 43-42 (publication pending, submitted 2003).
Chen S. Insulin glargine: basal insulin of choice? American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 59: 609, 2002.
Chen S. COX-2 inhibitors: the NSAID perfected? The Rx Consultant, 11: 1-8, 2002.