Prior to joining the faculty at the KGI School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in August 2013, Dr. Truong was a Continuum of Care resident pharmacist at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, California. There, she worked closely with heart failure nursing specialists, hospitalists, case managers, and social workers to increase Joint Commission heart failure core measure compliance rates and to reduce heart failure readmission rates. Currently she practices at Intercommunity Hospital as a Care Transitions pharmacist with a focus in program improvement and innovation. At KGI, she is the course coordinator and lead instructor of the Professional Development Series, a 3-year longitudinal series aimed at providing students with the resources and tools to facilitate student personal and professional growth in a supportive environment.
Dr. Truong completed a two year fellowship in pharmacy education administration at Touro University California College of Pharmacy, in Vallejo, California, prior to her residency at Sharp. Dr. Truong is board certified in ambulatory care practice, holds a Doctor of Pharmacy from Touro University California College of Pharmacy and a B.A. in sociology from the University of California, Irvine. She completed her Master of Academic Medicine from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in December 2016.
Abstract Poster Presentations:
Truong JT, Waung S. Using the LACE index to predict heart failure hospital readmissions at a community hospital. Presented at the California Society of Health System Pharmacists Seminar in San Diego, CA; Oct. 2015
Truong JT, Backes AB. The impact of a continuum of care resident pharmacist on heart failure readmissions and discharge instructions at a community hospital. Presented at the American Society of Health System Pharmacists Mid-year Clinical Meeting in San Diego, CA; Dec. 2014
Lor KB, Truong JT, Ip EJ, et al. A randomized prospective study on outcomes of an empathy intervention among second year student pharmacists. Presented at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Meeting in Chicago, IL; Jul. 2013
Truong JT, Barnett MJ, Lor KB, Ip, EJ, Nyquist J. Simulation of partial impairment in student pharmacists and its impact of measured levels of empathy. Presented at the Innovations in Medical Education at Keck USC School of Medicine in Los Angeles, CA; Feb. 2012 and at the Western States Conference in Pacific Grove, CA; May 2012
Truong JT, Barnett MJ, Ip EJ, Tang TTL, Teeters JL, Knapp KK. Self-perceived readiness for residency: results of a national postgraduate year one survey. Presented at the Western States Conference in Pacific Grove, CA; May 2011 and at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Meeting in San Antonio, TX; Jul. 2011.
Peer Reviewed Publications:
Truong JT, Backes AB. The impact of a continuum of care resident pharmacist on heart failure readmissions and discharge instructions at a community hospital. Sage Open Medicine. 2015.
Lor KB, Truong JT, Ip EJ, et al. A randomized prospective study on outcomes of an empathy intervention among second year student pharmacists. Am J Pharm Educ. 2015;79(2):18
Schwartz AH, Daugherty KK, O’Neil CK, Smith L, Poirier TI, Ghilzai NK, Truong JT, Dey D, Henriksen JA. A curriculum committee toolkit for addressing the 2013 CAPE outcomes. American Associations of College of Pharmacy. 2014 Nov. Available at http://www.aacp.org/resources/education/cape/Documents/CurriculumSIGCAPEPaperFinalNov2014.pdf
Truong JT, Barnett MJ, Tang TT-L, et al. Factors impacting self-perceived readiness for residency training: results of a national survey of postgraduate year 1 residents. J Pharm Pract. 2014 Mar 27.
Palisoc AJL, Truong JT, Sasaki-Hill D, Ignoffo RJ. An academia Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) and its influence on pharmacy career choice. California Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 2012; 25 (4). 130-133
Truong, JT. Where are the postgraduate programs for tomorrow’s education administrative leaders? Am Jour Pharm Educ. 2011; 75 (9) Article 192.