Aleda Chen

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Aleda Chen, R.Ph., Pharm.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Dean, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice


As an educator and researcher, Dr. Aleda Chen focuses on the social and behavioral aspects of pharmacy (including health literacy, cultural competency, patient education, and adherence) and research design and methodology. She also is interested in improving and assessing health professional student education. Her research has resulted in multiple articles, national and international presentations, funded grants, and book chapters. Dr. Chen is actively involved with the pharmacy profession, including serving on several national pharmacy organization committees and co-advisor for Cedarville’s APhA-ASP student chapter. She has worked as a community pharmacist and as a managed care pharmacist.

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Education and Credentials

  • Dual-Title Ph.D. in Pharmacy Practice and Gerontology, Purdue University
  • M.S., Purdue University
  • Pharm.D., Ohio Northern University
  • Certificates: American Heart Association Basic Life-Saving for Healthcare Providers, Immunization Delivery Skills, Smoking Cessation, Medication Therapy Management
  • Licensed Pharmacist: Indiana, Ohio


  • Favorite places to visit: Malaysia and Singapore (where my husband’s family lives); Lakeside, Ohio
  • Hobbies: Cooking, kayaking, hiking, travel, and eating at “off the beaten path” dining establishments
  • Why Cedarville: I am honored to be a part of a University that emphasizes servant leadership along with an excellent education. I believe that Cedarville is a place where the foundation of Christianity gives the student motivation to put the patient’s best interest at the forefront, following Christ’s example of service. My husband and I believe that God has led our family here.