Mok Chong

Mok Chong, PharmD, PhD, MBA

Chair

Education

BSc Pharmacy (University of Delhi, 1982), PharmD (Ferris State University, 1995), MBA (Wayne State University, 1992), PhD (Practical Ministry Heritage University & Seminary, 2010), Ordained Pastor (Ignite Church OC, Irvine, CA, 2016), APhA Diabetes Care Certificate, RPh (CA, HI, MI, and Malaysia).

Bio

Dr. Chong is a licensed pharmacist in the states of California, Michigan, and Hawaii. He currently serves as the Dean of General Education and Chair for Clinical & Administrative Science of School of Pharmacy. Before joining AUHS in 2011, Dr. Chong served on the pharmacy faculty at the University of Hawaii for three years. Dr. Chong also holds a Ph.D degree in practical ministry from Heritage University & Seminary. He is a licensed pharmacist and has been practicing community and ambulatory care pharmacy practice in California, Michigan, Hawaii and Malaysia. Dr. Chong is also an ordained pastor in the US. Dr. Chong had held a number of pharmacy managerial positions at various pharmacies and corporations in different cultural settings prior to becoming a pharmacy educator.

Published Research

  1. Clinical Outcomes of a Diabetes Education Program for Patients with Diabetes Mellitus in the Micronesian Community In Hawaii 2016
  2. Assessing Health Conditions and Medication Use Among the Homeless Community in Long Beach, California 2014
  3. Green Tea and the Risk of Gastric Cancer: Epidemiological Evidence 2013

Arjun Dutta, PhD, B.Pharm

Dean, School of Pharmacy

Education

BS (Jadavpur University, 1995), PhD (Medical College of Virginia, 2000)

Bio

Dr. Arjun Dutta specializes in Outcomes Research including the areas of Pharmacoeconomics, Quality of Life, and Epidemiology. He is also passionate about Pharmacy Education and assessing curriculum, student admissions, progression, and retention. Dr. Dutta has successfully started three pharmacy programs as a founding administrator in Oregon, New York, and California. His decanal appointments include serving as the Interim Dean as well as Sr. Associate/Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs at three new colleges of pharmacy. Prior to joining academia, he was an Outcomes Manager at a health economics firm specializing in Phase IV research for pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Dutta holds a BS degree in Pharmacy from Jadavpur University in India as well as a PhD in Pharmacy Administration from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Published Research

  1. The Need to Integrate Public Health Courses in Health Professions Curriculum 2017
  2. Strategies to Improve Student Learning Of Pharmacology in Pharmacy Curriculum 2016
  3. Faith-Based Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy in the United States: A Taxonomic Survey And Results 2015
  4. Instructional Design and Assessment 2014
  5. The Fungal Meningitis Tragedy: Implications for Pharmacy Education and the Profession 2013
Dr. Tracy Toler

Tracy Toler, PharmD

Assistant Professor

Education

PharmD, St. John’s University, Queens, New York.

Bio

Dr. Tracy Toler, PharmD is a faculty member with the AUHS School of Pharmacy Department of Clinical and Administrative Sciences. She has been a pharmacist since 2010 and her career has been focused on community pharmacy, clinical services development, ambulatory care, and pharmacy management.

Dr. Toler graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy from St. John’s University. She has certification in Immunization Delivery, Medication Therapy Management, Diabetes Care, and Travel Medicine from the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). She is a member of the American Pharmacists Association and the California Pharmacists Association. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering in her community, cooking, traveling, and spending time outdoors here in Southern California.

Dr. Elaine Nguyen

Elaine Nguyen, PharmD

Director of Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences/Professor

Education

PharmD, Western University of Health Science, Pomona, CA; B.S. in Biological Science, University of CA, Irvine CA.

Bio

Dr. Elaine Nguyen joined American University of Health Sciences with over 6 years of community practice experience. Dr. Nguyen earned her PharmD from Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) and BS from UC Irvine. Upon graduation, she started her PGY1 community pharmacy practice training at WesternU and Ralphs Pharmacy where she rotated through a variety of community and ambulatory pharmacy practices providing clinical service activities. Prior to joining AUHS, Dr. Nguyen also worked with independent pharmacies in developing and implementing policies and procedures for new clinical programs and regulatory compliance. She currently serves as a board member for the Orange County Pharmacists Association.

Published Research

  1. California Journal Of Health-System Pharmacy 2017
  2. Nguyen E, Vuong L. Retrospective Analysis of an Outbound Telephonic Medication Adherence Program. Poster Day, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA, April 2016.

Joseph Kunchandy, MPharm, PhD, RPh

Assistant Prof. of Clinical & Administrative Sciences

Education

B.Pharm. College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
M.Pharm, Center for Advanced Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab university, Chandigarh, India
Ph.D (Neuropharmacology) Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
Post Doctoral Fellowship (Pediatric Neuro pharmacology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Post Doctoral Fellowship ( Medicinal Chemistry/ Cell culture) College of Pharmacy, Oklahoma Health Science center, Oklahoma University, OK

Bio

Dr. Kunchandy brings acute care hospital management, clinical, retail pharmacy, research and teaching experiences to AUHS School of Pharmacy, based on years of acute care hospital pharmacy management, retail pharmacy and neuro pharmacology research knowledge and experiences. He participates in hospital accreditation process in areas of medication management process as consultant.