Associate Professor and Director of Global Health
University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
Yen Dang is doing her part to help Eastern Shore residents get healthier. The associate professor of pharmacy practice and administration said many people don’t have money for medical appointments, so in response, she created two pharmacotherapy clinics at Chesapeake Health Care in Princess Anne and Pocomoke.
“I have managed complex patients with chronic diseases three days a week since 2014 and provide services at no charge to a population that is predominantly racial and ethnic minorities on Medicaid,” said Dang, who has treated about 800 patients.
Dang has also been a mentor to pharmacy students in rotations at the clinics to build their patient care clinical skills.
“I am working to train and inspire the next generation of pharmacists so they can continue the fight for access to quality care,” she said.
Dang is an active member of the Maryland Pharmacists Association and Maryland Publix Health Association, and is the primary advisor to the Student National Pharmaceutical Association. She also volunteers on international medical missions, including to her native Vietnam.
“The population you serve is staggering, but the experience is personally and professionally rewarding,” she said.