Megan Nguyen

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Founding Associate Dean of Pharmacy Student Affairs, Department of Clinical Pharmacy Practice
College of Health Sciences

B.S., University of California, Irvine, Biological Sciences
Pharm.D., Western University of Health Sciences
Pharmacy Practice Residency, Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System
Infectious Diseases Specialty Residency, Huntington Memorial Hospital

Phone: (949) 824-4286

University of California, Irvine
101 Theory, Suite 100
Mail Code: 3958
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
antimicrobial stewardship, infectious diseases pharmacotherapy, COVID-19, clinical pharmacy, admissions, student affairs
Previous Appointments:
Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management, Western University of Health Sciences
Director of Enrollment Management, Western University of Health Sciences
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Western University of Health Sciences
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Western University of Health Sciences
Faculty in Residence - Infectious Diseases Pharmacist, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Faculty in Residence - Infectious Diseases Pharmacist, St. Mary Medical Center
Awards and Honors
Faculty Service Award (2010), Western University of Health Sciences
Preceptor of the Year (2007), Western University of Health Sciences
Excellence in Patient Care (2000), Western University of Health Sciences
Medical Staff Award: Clinical Skills Contribution (1999), Huntington Memorial Hospital
Short Biography
Dr. Megan Nguyen is an infectious diseases pharmacist, researcher, and educator. Through interprofessional collaborations, Dr. Nguyen has been instrumental in establishing and implementing new policies and procedures for pharmacist-driven protocols and identifying antimicrobial stewardship initiatives to optimize antimicrobial use. In the past decade, Dr. Nguyen’s scope of responsibilities and research have expanded towards academic administration, with a focus on applying evidence-based analytics to improve admissions processes. Dr. Nguyen will be responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating several necessary aspects that surround the upcoming PharmD program, including recruitment and admissions in accordance with ACPE and relevant higher education standards. She will also develop and implement all policies and procedures related to student affairs and services.
Hatlen TJ, Flor R, Nguyen MH, Lee GH, Miller LG. Oral Fosfomycin Use for Pyelonephritis and Complicated Urinary Tract Infections, a 1-Year Review of Outcomes and Prescribing Habits in a Large Municipal Healthcare System. Journal of Antimicrob Chemother. 2020 April 17; doi: 10.1093/jac/dkaa126. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 32303061

Eells SJ, Nguyen M, Jung J, Macias-Gil R, May L, Miller LG. Relationship between Adherence to Oral Antibiotics and Postdischarge Clinical Outcomes among Patients Hospitalized with Staphylococcus aureus Skin Infections. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2016 Apr 22;60(5):2941-8. Print 2016 May. PMID: 26926634

Grein JD, Kahn KL, Eells SJ, Choi SK, Go-Wheeler M, Hossain T, Riva MY, Nguyen MH, Rekha Murthy A, Miller LG. Treatment for Positive Urine Cultures in Hospitalized Adults: A Survey of Prevalence and Risk Factors in 3 Medical Centers. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Mar;37(3):319-26. Epub 2015 Nov 26. PMID: 26607408

Prabhu S, Chung E, Le QA, Nguyen M, Robinson D. Process and Performance Outcomes of a Nontraditional Postbaccalaureate PharmD Program Geared Toward Internationally Trained Pharmacists.Am J Pharm Educ. 2015 Oct 25;79(8):113. PMID: 26689176

Nguyen MH, Eells SJ, Tan J, Sheth C, Omari B, Flores M, Wang J, Miller LG. Pharmacokinetics of Daptomycin During Cardiopulmonary Bypass Surgery: A Prospective, Open-Label Investigation. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2011 Jun;55(6):2499-505. Epub 2011 Mar 28. PMID: 21444695

Hsu DI, Nguyen M, Nguyen L, Law A, Wong-Beringer A. A Multicentre Study to Evaluate the Impact of Timing of Caspofungin Administration on Outcomes of Invasive Candidiasis in Non- Immunocompromised Adult Patients. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2010 Aug;65(8):1765-70. Epub 2010 Jun 16. PMID: 20554567
Professional Societies
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
California Society of Health System Pharmacists (CSHP)
Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
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