Melissa J. Durham

Expert in pain management, opioid risk and harm reduction, the U.S. opioid epidemic, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and wellness
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • USC Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


  • Pain management, opioid risk and harm reduction, the U.S. opioid epidemic
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Wellness
  • Pain management
  • Chronic disease state management
  • Community pharmacy practice
  • Health professional education
  • Interprofessional education
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Additional Information

  • Established a pharmacist-run pain medication management clinic at the USC Pain Center
  • Numerous presentations and papers on pain management and the U.S. Opioid Crisis
  • Facilitates and oversees all Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programming and initiatives at the USC School of Pharmacy
  • Leads “Project Wellness,” the USC School of Pharmacy Wellness Program
  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California
  • Residency in Community Pharmacy Practice from USC
  • Master of Academic Medicine degree from Keck School of Medicine of USC