Terry David Church

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Regulatory and Quality Sciences (Teaching Track)
AddressCHP-140F
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-9173
Phone+1 323 442 0241
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    University of Pittsburgh, BradfordBA2000Social Sciences
    Temple University, PhiladelphiaMA2005Anthropology
    University of Southern California, Los AngelesMS2015Regulatory Science
    University of Southern California, Los AngelesDRSc2017Regulatory Science
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    City of Los Angeles, 1st District2012  - 2012Certificate of Appreciation

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    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.

    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.

    Dr. Church is currently an Assistant Professor in Regulatory and Quality Sciences at the University of Southern California, School of Pharmacy. He is Associate Director of Undergraduate Education, 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 biorepository regulation and ethics; drug addiction and regulation of controlled substances; regulatory practices for continuity and disaster planning; and policies and ethics of academic research. Dr. Church is a faculty fellow of the USC Center for Excellence in Teaching and co-chair of the educational committee 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.

    In his spare time, Dr. Church is a cyclist, amateur painter, and part-time crafter. Dr. Church has completed his second AIDS LifeCycle bike ride, riding from San Francisco to Los Angeles. This 545-mile bike ride helps raise awareness and funding for HIV education, treatment, and prevention.
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    1. Screening for distress and needs: Findings from a multinational validation of the Adolescent and Young Adult Psycho-Oncology Screening Tool with newly diagnosed patients. Psychooncology. 2021 Jun 23. Patterson P, D'Agostino NM, McDonald FEJ, Church TD, Costa DSJ, Rae CS, Siegel SE, Hu J, Bibby H, Stark DP, International AYA Cancer Distress Screening Group . PMID: 34160847.
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    2. Graduate Training Capacity for Regulatory Professionals at US Universities: Are We Facing a Talent Crisis? Ther Innov Regul Sci. 2020 07; 54(4):947-952. Richmond FJ, Church TD. PMID: 31925701.
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    3. Biobank Continuity Management: A Survey of Biobank Professionals. Biopreserv Biobank. 2019 Oct; 17(5):410-417. Church TD, Richmond FJ. PMID: 31017454.
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