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Richard H. DangPharmD, APh, BCACP

Richard H. DangPharmD, APh, BCACP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Residency Program Director | President, California Pharmacists Association (CPhA)

Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy

Richard Dang, PharmD, APh, BCACP, FCPhA is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Program Director of the PGY1 and PGY2 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy, and is President of the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) and Vice Chair of the Immunization Action Coalition of Los Angeles County (ICLAC).

Dr. Dang’s expertise in immunizations, travel health, and community health programs has led to his role as a leading advocate during the COVID-19 pandemic. He was Chair of the California Pharmacists Association COVID-19 Taskforce and a member of the USC COVID-19 vaccine planning steering committee, California State Testing Taskforce, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Immunization Branch Pharmacy Taskforce, and Adult Workgroup of the Immunization Action Coalition of Los Angeles County (ICLAC). Dr. Dang is also a medical consultant to international travel health and COVID-19 testing and vaccination companies. Dr. Dang has also been featured in numerous media outlets (including the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, KNX News Radio, ABC7, the Los Angeles Business Journal, and BuzzFeed News) for his work and as a COVID-19/vaccination expert.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Dang played a pivotal role in the response to the public health emergency. Dr. Dang served as the Chair of the California Pharmacists Association COVID-19 Taskforce, where he led the development of standards for workplace precautions, distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE), development of emergency waivers to expand the availability of testing and vaccinations, and training of pharmacists and other healthcare providers. Dr. Dang led the City of Los Angeles COVID-19 Vaccination Program, a partnership with USC School of Pharmacy, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), Carbon Health, and Curative. Through his leadership, the city program launched and managed some of the nation’s first and largest mass vaccination sites (most notably at Dodger Stadium) and mobile vaccination clinics, administering nearly 1.5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from December 2020 to December 2021 and 60,000 doses of the influenza vaccine from September 2020 to December 2020.

In addition to being California’s first advanced practice pharmacist, Dr. Dang is a residency trained, board certified ambulatory care pharmacist. He completed a postgraduate residency program in community pharmacy practice at the USC School of Pharmacy, where he also received a teaching certificate and his Doctor of Pharmacy, Biological Sciences, and Health Communication degrees. His residency training included providing clinical pharmacy services in community pharmacy and ambulatory care pharmacy-based clinics. He also completed internships at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System, CVS/pharmacy, and Kaiser Permanente.

Dr. Dang’s practice sites include the USC International Travel Health Clinic and the collaborative practice clinics with the Community Pharmacy Patient Care Program at the USC Pharmacies and Keck Medical Center of USC. His practice interests include: medication therapy management (MTM), comprehensive medication management (CMM), community-based pharmacy practice, advanced pharmacy practice, international travel health, immunizations, community health, and disease screening, management, and prevention.

Dr. Dang coordinates courses in introductory and advanced community pharmacy practice, self-care/non-prescription therapies, and travel medicine. He is a national trainer for the NACDS Community Pharmacy-Based Point-of-Care Testing Certificate program, APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate program, and the CPhA Advanced Pharmacy Pharmacist Certificate program.

Areas of Expertise

  • COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
  • Medication Therapy Management
  • Immunizations and Vaccines
  • International Travel Health
  • Health Screenings and Community Health Programs
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Comprehensive Medication Management
  • Advanced Pharmacy Practice
  • Postgraduate Residency Training
  • Education

    USC School of Pharmacy

    Residency

    USC School of Pharmacy

    PharmD

    University of Southern California

    BA

  • Links
  • Course

    PHRD 511 - Pharmacy Practice and Professionalism 1

    PHRD 516 - Non-prescription Therapies

    PHRD 520 - Pharmacists' Patient Care Process

    PHRD 568/569 - Principles and Leadership in Community Health 1/2

    PHRD 624 - Community Pharmacy Practice

    PHRD 650 - APPE Gateway

    PHRD 796 - Doctor of Pharmacy Capstone

    PHRD 705 - Community Pharmacy APPE

    PHRD 750 - APPE Elective - Focus in Academia and Advanced Community Pharmacy

  • Selected Articles

    Impact of a Pharmacist-Led Hypertension Management Program for Oral Chemotherapy in a Specialty Pharmacy Setting

    J Oncol Pharm Pract
    Wang G, Truong H, Dang R

    2021

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    Impact of credentialing and provider privileges on clinical interventions made by advanced practice pharmacists in California

    JAPhA
    Lu W, Arouchanova D, Dang, Mirzaian E

    2020

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    Influenza Update

    The Rx Consultant
    Dang R

    2018

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    Embracing the Opportunity for Rebranding (Editorial)

    Journal of Contemporary Pharmacy Practice
    Dang R

    2018

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    Travel Medicine and Immunization Content in California Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy

    California Pharmacist Journal
    Dang R, Goad J, Zeind C, Hess K, Law A, Machado M, Luo S

    2015

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    Immunization Update: A Focus on Medication Indications for Vaccines in Adults

    Thx Rx Consultant
    Goad J, Dang R, Mekhjian H

    2014

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    Pharmacists and Pharmacogenomics: An Evaluation of Knowledge, Beliefs, Attitudes and Practices

    California Pharmacist Journal
    Bethishou L, Chen A, Chew C, Dang R, Greenberg C, Klevens R, Treynker V, Warnock A, Durham M, Goad J, Mirzaian E

    2012

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  • Affiliations
    • Member, American Pharmacists Association (APhA), 2009 - Present

    • Member, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), 2009 - Present

    • Member, California Pharmacists Association (CPhA), 2009 - Present

    • Member, California Society of Health-System Pharmacists (CSHP), 2009 - Present

    • Member, Phi Delta Chi Professional Pharmacy Fraternity (PDC), 2009 - Present

    • Member, San Gabriel Valley Pharmacists Association (SGCphA, 2009 - Present

  • Accomplishments

    Outstanding HealthCare Innovator, Los Angeles Business Journal

    2021

    Fellow, California Pharmacists Association

    2021

    Pharmacist of the Year, San Gabriel Valley Pharmacists Association

    2019

    New Practitioner of the Year, California Pharmacists Association

    2018

    Kathleen Johnson Emerging New Practitioner Award, Phi Lambda Sigma, Pharmacy Leadership Society, Phi Chapter

    2017

    Distinguished Alumnus, Phi Delta Chi, Omicron Chapter

    2015

    Alumnus of the Year, Phi Delta Chi, Alumni Association of Southern California

    2015

    Richard Seibert Community Pharmacy Award, Phi Delta Chi, Omicron Chapter

    2013

    CVS Caremark Award (for excellence in retail pharmacy), USC School of Pharmacy

    2013

  • Multimedia
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  • Selected Media Appearances

    2021 Outstanding HealthCare Innovator Honoree: Richard Dang

    Los Angeles Business Journal | 08/25/2021

    2021 Outstanding HealthCare Innovator Honoree: Richard Dang

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    One Million Vaccine Doses Administered at City Sites

    USC School of Pharmacy

    The City’s vaccination program administered its one millionth dose on Thursday, April 15, reaching a major milestone in its efforts to vaccinate Angelenos and bring the pandemic to an end.

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    Mayor Garcetti and USC to help Angelenos get free flu shots

    USC Annenberg Media | 09/23/2020

    Mayor Garcetti receives the first flu shot provided by USC School of Pharmacy in an initiative to make flu vaccines accessible to Angelenos.

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    Pharmacy School, City Partnership Provides Free Flu Shots to Angelenos

    USC School of Pharmacy | 09/23/2020

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti receives a flu shot from Richard Dang, assistant professor at the USC School of Pharmacy, on Sept. 22, 2020.

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    MAYOR GARCETTI CALLS ON ANGELENOS TO GET A FLU SHOT

    City of Los Angeles | 09/22/2020

    Mayor Eric Garcetti today launched a pilot program with the University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy to provide free flu shots for Angelenos at sites across the city in the weeks ahead. The Mayor announced the effort before receiving his seasonal flu shot at the Weingart East L.A. YMCA in Boyle Heights.

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    Richard Dang Appointed Chair of the CPhA COVID-19 Taskforce

    California Pharmacists Association | 03/16/2020

    When the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) convened its COVID-19 Taskforce, it tapped Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy Richard Dang to serve as chair. The taskforce provides recommendations and resources to pharmacy personnel across the state to aid their work as key members of the healthcare team on the frontlines of the pandemic. Here, he talks about the main priorities of the taskforce and how pharmacists are well positioned to help beat this national crisis.

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    Faculty and Students Lead the Way at CPhA Western Pharmacy Exchange

    USC School of Pharmacy | 04/16/2018

    Richard H. Dang, PharmD, APh, BCACP, received the 2018 CPhA Distinguished New Practitioner award.

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    Advanced Practice Pharmacists Mark New Era in CA Health Care

    California State Board of Pharmacy | 06/01/2017

    The first California pharmacist to receive an Advanced Practice Pharmacist (APh) license was Richard Dang, PharmD, an assistant professor of clinical pharmacy at USC School of Pharmacy. He helped develop the Advanced Practice Pharmacist Certificate Training Program with the California Pharmacists Association and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores. “There’s a lot of potential to make a difference and help others see pharmacists in a different light,” Dr. Dang told the USC School of Pharmacy newsletter. “Community based pharmacists are on the front line and readily accessible, so it makes sense to be able to provide this kind of care where patients live, work and play.”

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    Dang Becomes California’s First Advanced Practice Pharmacist

    USC School of Pharmacy | 03/07/2017

    The USC School of Pharmacy and its faculty and alumni continue to offer leadership in expanding the role and recognition of pharmacists as crucial healthcare providers. Richard Dang, PharmD ’13, assistant professor of Clinical Pharmacy, recently became the first pharmacist in California to receive an advanced practice pharmacist license. The State Board of Pharmacy established the licensure, made possible by Senate Bill 493, at the end of 2016.

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