Steven W. Chen

Steven W. Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP

Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
William A. and Josephine A. Heeres Chair in Community Pharmacy
Associate Professor

Clinical Pharmacy

Research Topics

  1. Dyslipidemia
  2. Diabetes
  3. Hypertension
  4. Heart failure
  5. Obstructive airway diseases
  6. Arthritis
  7. Physical assessment
  8. Development of computer database programs for documenting and reporting patient care activities and clinical outcomes
  9. Research demonstrating value of pharmacist cognitive services
  10. Medication therapy management

Contact Information


PharmD, 1989-USC School of Pharmacy
Residency in Primary Care Pharmacy Practice,1990-Department of Veterans Affairs (program affiliated with USC)

Steven W. Chen


Dr. Chen is an Associate Professor at the USC School of Pharmacy. His current clinical practice role includes the supervision of clinical and consultative pharmacy services to 19 safety net community clinics in Southern California. At these clinics, Dr. Chen oversees teams of clinical pharmacists, pharmacy residents, pharmacy students and pharmacy techs.

Prior to joining the USC faculty in 1998, 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. From 1994-1998, Dr. Chen served as Clinical and Residency Coordinator at the VA Outpatient Clinic in Los Angeles. Prior to that, he helped develop the Ambulatory Care and Education Program at Sepulveda VA Medical Center also in Los Angeles.

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 theS School of Pharmacy and postgraduate education include asthma/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, arthritis, dyslipidemia, and other cardiovascular diseases.

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. In 2013, Dr. Chen was awarded the American Pharmacists Association Foundation Pinnacle Award for Individual Achievement.

Currently, Dr. Chen is part of a team of USC faculty directing $12 million grant-funded research, evaluating the impact of pharmacist-managed patient care services for underserved populations.

Selected Projects/Publications

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