Dr. Neeloufar Fakourfar

Dr. Neeloufar Fakourfar

Assistant Professor, Clinical Faculty
School of Pharmacy
Expertise: Ambulatory Care; Chronic Disease State Management; Type 2 Diabetes; Hypertension; Dyslipidemia; Population Health;
Office Location: Building 9401, Rinker Campus 275
Phone: (714) 516-5540


Dr. Neeloufar Fakourfar earned her PharmD from UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and specialized in ambulatory care during her PGY1 residency at Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy. In 2019, she became a Clinical Assistant Professor at Chapman University School of Pharmacy (CUSP), where she instructs first-year pharmacy students in a skills-lab course. Her teaching covers simulations, ethical principles, communication, medical terminology, and essential health fair and practice skills.

Beyond the classroom, Dr. Fakourfar is a clinical ambulatory care pharmacist at Providence Medical Foundation, directly managing conditions like type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. She serves as the primary preceptor for many Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) and Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) students, guiding them through their rotations. With a focus on patient care improvement, she has expertise in implementing collaborative practice protocols and initiating impactful initiatives.

Dr. Fakourfar is also dedicated to student development, actively preparing them for post-graduate training. She co-founded a boot camp with another faculty member to help students identify their passions and progress in their careers.

Research interests:

Dr. Fakourfar's research interests encompass factors affecting medication adherence, pharmacists' roles in improving health outcomes, preparing students for post-graduate training, using OSCE and simulations in education, and promoting professional development and self-care among future pharmacists.

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Fakourfar N, Rao H. Pharmacy Student Involvement in Population Health Management of Statin Quality Measures. Journal of American College of Clinical Pharmacy (JACCP). 2023; 1-7.
Bach A, Bethishou L, Beuttler R, Fakourfar N, Rao H, Comparison of Virtual Simulations with Peers versus Actors as Standardized Patients on Virtual OSCE Scores. American Journal of Pharmacy Education (AJPE). 2023.
Canales N, Cao T, Fakourfar N*, Snee M, Tsu L. Direct-Acting Oral Anticoagulants in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and Valvular Heart Disease. Journal of American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA). 2022; 39 (9): 17-18. doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000854516.90788.a8
Rao H, Fakourfar N, Sun C, Lewis J. The Use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. The Senior Care Pharmacist. 2021; 36 (11): 556 – 567. https://doi.org/10.4140/TCP.n.2021.556
Rao, H. & Fakourfar N., Virtual Patient Care Simulations Are Here to Stay. AACP Summer Newsletter 2021. June 2021. http://bit.ly/AACPPPSummer2021Newsletter.
Fakourfar N, Schwartzman E. Getting started as a new preceptor. California Journal of Health-system Pharmacy (CJHP). 2019; 31(4): 122-126.