Melissa J. Durham, PharmD, MACM, APh, BCACP, is an associate professor of clinical pharmacy and assistant dean of diversity, equity and inclusion at the USC School of Pharmacy. She received her doctor of pharmacy degree then completed a residency in community pharmacy practice, both at USC. She also holds a master of academic medicine from the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Areas of clinical expertise include ambulatory care practice and community pharmacy-based patient care programs and pain management. She is board-certified in ambulatory care pharmacy by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties and has established a pharmacist-run pain medication management clinic at the USC Pain Center, where she precepts PharmD students as well as ambulatory care and community pharmacy practice residents.
At the School of Pharmacy, Durham coordinates courses and teaches in a variety of subject areas, including pain management and professional development. She has given numerous presentations and presented papers on the subjects of pain management, the U.S. opioid crisis, leadership and health professional education.
In her role as assistant dean, she leads the continual development and design of the School of Pharmacy diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. She chairs the related School of Pharmacy committee and represents the school to all university and external diversity, equity and inclusion committees and functions.