Terry David Church

Terry David Church, DRSc, MA, MS

Assistant Professor, Regulatory and Quality Sciences

Regulatory and Quality Sciences

Research Topics

  1. Biorepository regulations, economic practices, and human subjects protections
  2. Continuity and disaster planning regulations and best practices of academic research cores
  3. Drug addiction and regulation of controlled substances
  4. Policies and ethics in academic research
  5. Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) cancer supportive care

Contact Information

  • tdchurch@usc.edu
  • 1520 Alcazar Street, CHP-140
    Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • CHP-140
  • 323.442.0241
Terry David Church


Dr. Church is currently an Assistant Professor in Regulatory and Quality Sciences at the University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy. He is primarily involved in undergraduate education as a lead instructor of the Pharmacology and Drug Development (PDD) major. Prof. Church's academic focus is on interdisciplinary applications of pharmaceutical regulation in relation to patterns of addiction to affect broad areas of learning and training. His areas of interest and expertise include biorepository regulation and ethics; drug addiction and regulation of controlled substances; regulatory practices for continuity and disaster planning; and policies and ethics of academic research.

Dr. Church holds a Doctor of Science and Master of Science in Regulatory Science from the University of Southern California, a Master of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from Temple University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh. In his spare time, Dr. Church is a cyclist, amateur painter, and part-time crafter. Dr. Church has completed his second AIDSLifeCycle bike ride, riding from San Francisco to Los Angeles. This 545-mile bike ride helps raise awareness and funding for HIV education, treatment, and prevention.

Selected Projects/Publications

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Church, T.D., Richmond, F.J. (2019). Biobank Continuity Management: A Survey of Biobank Professionals. Biopreservation and Biobanking.  (24 Apr 2019 - ePub ahead of print). PubMed -Link

Church, T. D. (2018). Facilities Registration and Establishment: Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products. In F. J. Richmond (Ed.), Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences: Elsevier.

Church, T. D. (2017). Continuity management in biobank operations: A survey of biobank professionals. (Doctor of Regulatory Science Dissertation), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. (http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15799coll40/id/444613)

Piatek, Caroline I., Lingyun Ji, Chandan Kaur, Christy A. Russell, Debu Tripathy, Terry Church, Richard Sposto, Stephen F. Sener, and Agustin A. Garcia. "Value of routine staging imaging studies for patients with stage III breast cancer." Journal of surgical oncology 114, no. 8 (2016): 917-921. PubMed

Barosh, L., Church, T., Morgan, D., Bianchetti, M., Hu, J., Tripathy, D., & Siegel, S. (2015). Bridging the care gap between pediatric and young adult cancer. The American Journal of Managed Care, 21(14), SP457-SP504. 

Wu, Eijean, Anna Rogers, Lingyun Ji, Richard Sposto, Terry Church, Lynda Roman, Debu Tripathy, and Yvonne G Lin. "Escalation of Oncologic Services at the End of Life among Patients with Gynecologic Cancer at an Urban, Public Hospital." Journal of Oncology Practice  (2015): JOP. 2014.001529. PubMed

Yemane, RE, D Brueggmann, N Brown, T Church, and JM Jaque. "Perceptions and Patterns of Cervical Cancer Screening among Predominately Hispanic Women Who Have Sex with Women: A Cross-Sectional Study." European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology  (2015).