Dr. Jelena Lewis

Dr. Jelena Lewis (she/her/hers)

Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice
School of Pharmacy
Expertise: Accountable Care Organizations; Diabetes Mellitus; Population Health; Vaccines or Immunizations; Chronic Disease Management;
Office Location: Rinker Health Science Campus 297A
Phone: (714) 516-5458
Scholarly Works:
Digital Commons
University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Science
University of Southern California, Doctor of Pharmacy


Dr. Jelena Lewis is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Chapman University School of Pharmacy (CUSP) and the Director of Residency and Fellowship Programs at the school. She is also an Advanced Practice Pharmacist and a Board-Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist. In addition, Dr. Lewis is a faculty in residence at Providence Medical Foundation in Orange County, CA where she developed and implemented a chronic disease management program.

Dr. Lewis received her bachelor's degree in biochemistry, with a minor in mathematics, from the University of California Los Angeles. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California, where she was a member of Rho Chi Academic Honor Society in Pharmacy. Dr. Lewis completed her PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency with an emphasis in ambulatory care and community pharmacy practice at the University of Southern California. During her residency, Dr. Lewis was an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy. Upon completion of her residency, she worked as a clinical pharmacist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation. During her time at Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Lewis worked in the drug therapy management department where she managed patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and provided travel and smoking cessation consultations. She helped expand the Cedars-Sinai Injection Center which focuses on cost savings for injectable medications and vaccines.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Lewis is a preceptor for pharmacy students as well as pharmacy residents on their clinical rotations. She is a past APhA-APPM Medical Home/ACO SIG coordinator and past chair of the APhA-APPM Medical Home/ACO SIG Education and Resources Committee. Currently, she remains active within the APhA community. 

Her research interests include pharmacist run chronic disease management program implementation and outcomes in an ACO/PCMH and pharmacy student leadership development.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Xavioer S, Bethishou L, Dintzner M, Taheri R, *Lewis J. Addressing the crisis: Leveraging the United Nations sustainable development goals to prepare student leaders to tackle the opioid epidemic. New Directions for Student Leadership. October 2023; 111-120. https://doi.org/10.1002/yd.20573
Bach A, Lee H, Lewis J. What’s New with Non-Covid-19 Vaccines. Contagion. February 2022; 7(1):22-23.
Kelly MS, Lewis J, Carter J, Beuttler R, Portillo I, Rao H. Effects of GLP-1 receptor agonists on cardiovascular outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Pharmacotherapy. November 2022;00:1-8.
Lewis J, Bethishou. Innovate, lead, advocate: How to combat job market saturation. Association Report. Journal of American Pharmacists Association. May 2022;62(3):646-648.
Lee H, Lewis J. Learn the Lingo: Alternative Payment Model (APM). APhA-APPM Medical Home/ACO SIG forum. March 2022.
Lewis J. The Importance of Leadership. In: Bypass Pharmacy Burnout: Changing Your Trajectory to Enhance Your Experience. American Pharmacists Association. c2021; Chapter 5. ISBN: 978-1-58-212352-3 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-58-212354-7 (ebook)
Lewis J. How Leadership Styles Can Work for You. In: Bypass Pharmacy Burnout: Changing Your Trajectory to Enhance Your Experience. American Pharmacists Association. c2021; Chapter 6. ISBN: 978-1-58-212352-3 (paperback), ISBN 978-1-58-212354-7 (ebook)
Won K, Lewis J, Bethishou. Hyperglycemic Crisis: Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Type 1 Diabetes. In: Bethishou L, Wooster J, On PC. eds. Transitions of Care in Pharmacy Casebook. McGraw-Hill, 2021.
Lewis J, Bach A. Immunization Update: A Focus on Medical Indications for Vaccines in Adults. RxConsultant. February 2021; XXX (2): 1-13. (ACPE 0428-0000-21-001-H06-P, 0.2 CEU)
Rao H, Fakourfar N, Sun C, Lewis J. The Use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. Sr Care Pharm (formerly Consultant Pharmacist). November 2021;36(11):556-67.
Sun C, Dang DV, Lewis J. Treatment Recommendations for the Management of Osteoarthritis. Journal of Contemporary Pharmacy Practice. August 2021;68(2):25-31. https://doi.org/10.37901/jcphp21-00001
Lewis J. Learn the Lingo: Value-Based Programs. APhA-APPM Medical Home/ACO SIG forum. September 2021.
Lewis J, Gregorian T, Portillo I, Goad J. Drug interactions with antimalarial medications in older travelers: a clinical guide. Journal of Travel Medicine. January 2020;27(1):1-14. https://doi.org/10.1093/jtm/taz089
Lewis J. American Pharmacists Association. Successful Integration of Pharmacists in Accountable Care Organizations and Medical Home Models: Case Studies. Providence St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare. March 2020;42-46. https://www.pharmacist.com/medical-home-aco-report
Rao H, Lewis J. Does Long-Term Proton Pump Inhibitor Use Pump Up Your Risk of Adverse Effects? iForumRx. May 2020. https://iforumrx.org/commentary/does-long-term-proton-pump-inhibitor-use-pump-your-risk-adverse-effects
Bach A, Lewis J, Yoo S. What’s the Big Deal about Statins? Inter Valley Health Plan blog. October 2020. https://blogs.ivhp.com/2020/10/16/whats-the-big-deal-about-statins/
Kelly MS, Lewis J, Huntsberry A, Dea L, Portillo I. Efficacy and renal outcomes of SGLT2 inhibitors in patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease. Journal of Postgraduate Medicine. January 2019;131(1): 31-42. https://doi.org/10.1080/00325481.2019.1549459
Lewis J, Gregorian T, Huntsberry A, Tsu L. A Review of Clinical Guidelines and Pharmacotherapeutic Management of Hypertension in Older Adults. Sr Care Pharm (formerly Consultant Pharmacist). February 2019;34:86-98.
Lewis J, Bethishou L, Tsu L. Assessing Aspirin for Primary CVD Prevention. U.S. Pharm. February 2019; 37-45. (ACPE 0430-0000-19-006-H01-P, 0.2 CEU)
Gregorian T, Lewis J, Bach A. Must Have Tips for Setting Up a Travel Health Clinic in Your Pharmacy. Total Pharmacy. April 2019
Lewis J, Bethishou L, Tsu L. Aspirin for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Older Patients: A Review of Clinical Guidelines and Updated Evidence. Sr Care Pharm (formerly Consultant Pharmacist). October 2019;34:580-94. https://doi.org/10.4140/TCP.n.2019.580
Bach A, Kang A, Lewis J, Xavioer S, Portillo I, Goad J. Addressing common barriers in adult immunizations: a review of interventions. Expert Review of Vaccines. December 2019;18(11):1167-1185. https://doi.org/10.1080/14760584.2019.1698955
Lewis J, Nguyen T, Althobaiti H, Alsheikh MY, Borsari B, Cooper S, Kim D, Seoane-Vazquez E. Impact of an Advanced Practice Pharmacist Type 2 Diabetes Management Program: A Pilot Study. Innov Pharm. December 2019;10(4): Article 20. https://doi.org/10.24926/iip.v10i4.2237
Bethishou L, Lewis J. Addressing the complex needs of a patient with Alzheimer disease. Association Report. Journal of American Pharmacists Association. November 2019;(59):772-775. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.japh.2019.09.020
Dea L, Lewis J, Sharma A. The Pharmacist’s Role in Managing Microbial Keratitis. U.S Pharm. July 2018;43:27-30.
Lewis J and Goad J. Immunization Update: A Focus on Medical Indications for Vaccines in Adults. RxConsultant. 2017; XXVI (8): 1-12.
Lewis J. Management of Acne Vulgaris. Pharmacy Times. July 2017.
Lewis J and Goad J. Back to School Immunizations. Pharmacy Times. August 2017.
Lewis J. New Therapies for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes. Pharmacy Times. September 2017.
Lewis J, Bethishou L, Dea L, Mendoza J, Yoon C. Management of Osteoarthritis. RxConsultant. November 2017; XXVI (10): 1-12.
Gregorian T, Lewis J, Tsu, L. Opioid-Induced Constipation: Clinical Guidance and Approved Therapies. U.S. Pharm. December 2017;42(12)15-19.