Sun Yang, BPharm, PhD, RPh, BCPPS

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Chapman University School of Pharmacy

Sun ‘Coco’ Yang holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and is a Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacy Specialist (BCPPS) actively practicing in pediatric pharmacy. She completed a general practice pharmacy residency as well as an additional 1-year specialty practice residency in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) with a research emphasis in Pediatric Oncology.

Dr. Yang received her Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Shandong Medical University School of Pharmacy and went on to receive her Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Upon graduation with honors, she continued to study molecular pharmacology at the graduate school of Peking Union Medical College, where she received her Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology. These initial experiences spurred her interest in bench-to-bedside translational research. Following graduation, she joined the University of California, Irvine’s Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center where she went on to become an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences prior to joining Chapman University’s School of Pharmacy as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice.

Dr. Yang has published more than 17 articles and is the recipient of a Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08) from the National Cancer Institute for her work in translational human melanoma research. As a clinical pharmacist, Dr. Yang is also interested in studies of pediatric medication safety and clinical outcomes in pediatric patients.