Dr. Jennifer Ko

Dr. Jennifer Ko (she/her/hers)

Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice
School of Pharmacy
Office Location: Building 9401, Rinker Campus 297-J
Phone: 714-516-5467
University of Southern California, Bachelor of Arts
Johns Hopkins University, Master of Public Health
State University of New York At Buffalo, Doctor of Pharmacy


Dr. Jennifer Ko joined CUSP in June 2023 as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice. Dr. Ko is a board-certified ambulatory care pharmacist. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Southern California (USC). She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (UB SPPS) and a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Her clinical training includes completing a Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY-1) pharmacy practice residency in the primary care track at Touro University/LifeLong Medical Care. She then completed a Post-Graduate Year 2 (PGY-2) ambulatory care residency in the global health track at UPMC Presbyterian/Shadyside.

After residency, Dr. Ko served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Marshall B. Ketchum University College of Pharmacy (MBKU COP). She established clinical pharmacy services at a Federally Qualified Health Center that serves a large population of patients who speak Spanish, with a focus on chronic disease management. Due to her passion for achieving health equity and working with populations that are underserved, she was an active member in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee at MBKU, and was the COP course coordinator for an inaugural interprofessional DEI Course.

Research Interests: 

Her research interests in the academic setting include service-learning, global health, and DEI in pharmacy education and training. Her clinical research focuses on pharmacist care in underserved settings, addressing barriers to medication access, health disparities, and pharmacist-led initiatives to improve health equity.