Pharmacy School Welcomes Dr. Aleda Chen

by Public Relations

Cedarville University welcomes Aleda Chen, Pharm.D., Ph.D., to the faculty of the school of pharmacy. She will be serving as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice, educating student pharmacists on the social and behavioral aspects of pharmacy, as well as research methodology and statistics.

Chen received her doctor of pharmacy degree in 2006 from the Raabe College of Pharmacy at Ohio Northern University. She then earned a Master of Science and a Dual-Title Ph.D. in Pharmacy Practice and Gerontology from Purdue University.

As a researcher, Chen focuses on the social and behavioral aspects of pharmacy among older adults. More specifically, she focuses on the impact of health literacy in heart failure, patient motivation to perform self-care, student perceptions of older adults, and identification of adverse drug effects in the community pharmacy setting. Her work has resulted in multiple articles as well as in national presentations. She has worked as a pharmacist for CVS since 2006.  

“Cedarville’s emphasis on servant leadership along with excellent education really drew me here,” Chen said. “I believe that Cedarville is a place where the foundation of Christianity gives the student motivation to put the patient’s best interests at the forefront, following Christ’s example of service. That has been my motivation to become a pharmacist, educator and researcher.”

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University attracts 3,200 undergraduate, graduate, and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Cedarville is a Christ-centered learning community recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at