Melissa J. Durham

Melissa J. Durham, PharmD, MACM, APh, BCACP

Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy

Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Clinical Pharmacy

Research Topics

  1. Pain management
  2. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  3. Educational interventional research
  4. Community pharmacy practice
  5. Interprofessional education

Contact Information


PharmD, 2007-USC School of Pharmacy
Residency in Community Pharmacy Practice,2008-USC School of Pharmacy
Masters, Academic Medicine, 2014-Keck School of Medicine of USC

Melissa J. Durham


Melissa J. Durham, PharmD, MACM, APh, BCACP is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and the Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the 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 degree 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, Dr. 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 Dr. Durham 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.

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