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Terry David Church

Assistant Professor of Regulatory and Quality Sciences, University of Southern California

Dr. Terry David Church is currently an Assistant Professor in Regulatory and Quality Sciences at the University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy. He is Assistant Director of Pharmacy Undergraduate Programs and teaches in the Pharmacy Undergraduate Program. Prof. Church's academic focus is on application of pharmaceutical regulations, patterns of addiction, disaster management, and education and training. His areas of interest and expertise include history and geography of drugs, biorepository regulation and ethics; drug addiction and regulation of controlled substances; regulatory practices for continuity and disaster planning; and policies and ethics for academic research.

Dr. Church received his Doctor of Science and Master of Science in Regulatory Sciences from the University of Southern California. He earned a Master of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from Temple University. His doctoral thesis evaluated regulatory practices for continuity and disaster planning for biobanks in the United States. Dr. Church is a faculty fellow of the USC Center for Excellence in Teaching and Assistant Director of the Education and Training Consortium of the Institute for Addiction Sciences. He serves as Co-Director of the STAR science educational program with BRAVO Medical Magnet High School of Los Angeles and USC.

After receiving his Master’s degree from Temple, Dr. Church worked at the University of Pennsylvania’s Office of Human Research as the Operations Director for research. He initially worked to help implement human subjects research protections and monitor all clinical trial activity ongoing and planned. He then took a position at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center as Program Manager. He was responsible for all research, clinical, and community activities for Women’s Cancers, Translational Cancer Research, and Adolescent and Young Adult Cancers. For well over ten years, Dr. Church managed the operation and development of Investigator Initiated Trials.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Regulatory and Quality Sciences, University of Southern California