Teresa  H.  Truong , Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE

Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacy: Clinical and Administrative Sciences

Phone (405) 271-6878  x47265
Fax (405) 271-6430
Office   CPB 214

Research Summary

My research interest lies in improving the health of underserved populations with chronic disease states, especially those with diabetes. I have worked with diabetic patients for the past 5 years with a focus on diabetes self-management education (DSME) and management of individual patients' pharmacotherapy. Previous research studies include a quantitative study evaluating the need for diabetes self-management education in the Vietnamese community of Oklahoma City and examining therapeutic efficacy and cost of formulary conversion of glipizide formulations.
A current research project is a study looking to define glycemic index of specialty rice grown in the United States. Results of this study will hopefully assist healthcare providers in properly recommending different brands of specialty rice to their patients while considering their disease state, such as diabetes, and rice preference.
Other research projects that I'm currently involved in evaluates the extent to which cultural competency is being taught in the pharmacy curriculum and the student perceptions of cultural competency.
My teach goal is that students integrate didactic knowledge into real-world situations. I am able to work toward this goal by having students in the clinical setting four half-days a week. I have implemented a longitudinal practice experience for pharmacy students focusing on building and refining medication reconciliation and medication history-taking skills.

Education & Experience

  • Post-graduate year two (PGY-2) Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency. OUHSC College of Pharmacy. OKC, OK. 2008-2009.
  • Post-graduate year one (PGY-1) Pharmacy Practice Residency. Veteran Affairs Medical Center. OKC, OK. 2007-2008.
  • Doctor of Pharmacy. OUHSC College of Pharmacy. OKC, OK. 2003-2007.
  • Pre-Pharmacy Work. University of Oklahoma. Norman, OK. 2001-2003.

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, OU College of Pharmacy. OKC, OK. 2009-present.
  • Staff Pharmacist (time committed: 10%), Veteran Affairs Medical Center. OKC, OK. 2007-2009.
  • Pharmacy Intern (time committed: 20%), Walgreens Pharmacy. OKC, OK. 2003-2007.


  • Certified Diabetes Educator, 2010-present
  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, 2009-present
  • Oklahoma Preceptor Certification, 2008-present
  • Oklahoma Immunization Permit, 2007-presnet

Licenses: Registered Pharmacist, State of Oklahoma. 2007-present.

Honors & Service

Professional Affiliations:
  • Rho Chi Society (academic honor society in pharmacy); 2012-present
  • American Diabetes Association; 2009-present
  • American Association of Diabetes Educators; 2009-present
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy; 2009-present
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy; 2008-2011
  • Oklahoma Society of Health-System Pharmacists; 2008-present
  • Oklahoma Society of Health-System Pharmacists; 2008-present
  • Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society; 2004-present

Professional Service

  • Member, OUHSC Faculty Senate; 2011-present
  • Member, Practicum in Cross-Cultural Research Advisory Committee, Graduate College; 2010-2011
  • Member, Diabetes Advisory Committee, Family Medicine Professional Practice Group; 2009-present
  • Volunteer/Preceptor, Hispanic Health Fair, OKC, OK. April 2012
  • Volunteer/Preceptor, Korean Health Fair, OKC, OK. Oct. 2011
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Selected Publications & Presentations

  1. Truong T H, Nguyen T T, Armor B L, Farley J R. Errors in administration technique of insulin pen devices: a result of insufficient education. Diabetes Therapy. In Press;
  2. Truong T H, Warren A, Armor B L. Using Reflection to Evaluate Student Learning in Ambulatory Care IPPEs Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2016; 8: 322-338.
  3. Marcy T R, Truong T H, Rai A. Comparing Direct Oral Anticoagulants and Warfarin for Atrial Fibrillation, Venous Thromboembolism, and Mechanical Heart Valve The Consultant Pharmacist. 2015; 30: 644-656.
  4. Letassy N A, Armor B L, Owora A, Marcy T, Truong T, Carter S, Payne S, Hall M D. Impact of a Community Health Worker on Clinical Outcomes in a Patient-Centered Medical Home Pharmacist-Managed Diabetes Service The Diabetes Educator. In Press;
  5. Truong T H, Warren A, Armor B L. Using Reflection to Evaluate Student Learning in Ambulatory Care IPPEs Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. In Press;
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