Melissa Durham, PharmD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Associate Dean of Organizational Culture/Success and Well-Being

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Melissa Durham PharmD, is a clinical pharmacist and lecturer in clinical pharmacy at both the Keck School of Medicine at USC and the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy. She received her B.S. in Biochemistry from California State University-Long Beach in 2003 and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California in 2007. Dr. Durham then completed a residency in Community Pharmacy Practice at USC in 2008. She also has a certificate in teaching. Dr. Durham joined the Physician Assistant Program in 2008 and is responsible for teaching clinical pharmacotherapy to each of the three levels of students in the program. At the School of Pharmacy, Dr. Durham coordinates and teaches courses in Self-Care/Non-Prescription Therapies and in Travel Medicine. Dr. Durham also works as a clinical pharmacist for the USC Pain Center in the Department of Anesthesiology and at the USC International Travel Medicine Clinics. In May, 2014 Dr. Durham received an honorary membership to Pi Alpha Honor Society, which is the national honor society for physician assistants.


  • Clinical Pharmacy Services in a Multidisciplinary Specialty Pain Clinic Pain Pract. 2019 03; 19(3):303-309. . View in PubMed
  • Topical Ketamine in the Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Int J Pharm Compd. 2018 Mar-Apr; 22(2):172-175. . View in PubMed
  • A comparison of pharmacist travel-health specialists’ versus primary care providers’ recommendations for travel-related medications, vaccinations, and patient compliance in a college health setting J Travel Med. 2011 Jan-Feb; 18(1):20-5. . View in PubMed
  • Mosquito-borne illnesses in travelers: a review of risk and prevention Pharmacotherapy. 2010 Oct; 30(10):1031-43. . View in PubMed
  • Implementation and assessment of a pilot, community pharmacy-based, opioid pain medication management program J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2020 May – Jun; 60(3):497-502. . View in PubMed

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