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Kim Dang, Founder and President of AUHS Foundation

Dr. Dang is the Founder and President of AUHS Foundation and is also the Founder of American University of Health Sciences. She gives tirelessly to the homeless, to families who are on the borderline, to youth programs, and to minority education because she was given much by the community and country that she now calls home.

As a child, Dr. Dang grew up in a war-torn Vietnam after the Vietnam War. Life was especially difficult when her father was military personnel from opposing political parties. Her life was fast-forwarded to running along the beach at night with her family, fleeing for their lives from the authorities to depart on a fishing boat with the hopes of finding a better life in America.

After 9 days on the open sea in a fishing boat with no compass for guidance, Dr. Dang and her family members were rescued and taken to the Hong Kong Refugee Camp. There, she stayed for 9 months before being sponsored to America.

When she and her family arrived in America in 1980, they had nothing but a dream. Adjusting to a new language and culture that was different from her own, Dr. Dang’s family finally settled and called Long Beach their home. Dr. Dang attended the California State University in Long Beach, founded her faith in God, and met a gentleman by the name of Gregory Johnson from the inner city of Baltimore who altered her life completely. They married in 1993.

In 1994, American University of Health Sciences (AUHS) was established. Dr. Dang and Pastor Gregory Johnson were and still are committed to building a health sciences university where people are given a second chance, and where success and appreciation for one’s existence can be nurtured.

In 2004, Dr. Dang established the AUHS Foundation, a 501(c) 3 non-profit community-based research organization, in the hopes to advance knowledge and scholarly inquiry related to education in health sciences for the poor, underprivileged and underserved, and to promote the use of research to improve their educational and healthcare opportunities. Funded first by AUHS, the Foundation is committed to encouraging research that is related to education and public health for the underprivileged population and promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.

Dr. Dang received an Honorable Doctorate Degree in Health Care Education from the St. Luke School of Medicine in Monrovia, Liberia. Dr. Dang is the wife and partner of Pastor Gregory Johnson and a proud mother of three to Gregory, Alexandria, and Temujin

Lieu Suss - Program Director of AUHS Foundation

Lieu Suss has a passion for research and is a health policy advocate. She has worked in the field of clinical research for over 5 years and has started her own clinical research management company advocating for minority inclusion in clinical trials. Ms. Suss has also been a key supporter of American University of Health Sciences, sitting on its Advisory Boards, planning community outreach projects, and providing funding and grants. She received both her B.A. degree in Psychology and Master’s in Public Health degree from UCLA. Ms. Suss currently volunteers and devotes her time as the Program Director of the AUHS Foundation by managing its outreach programs and grant submissions.

Mok T. Chong, PharmD, PhD, MBA Research and Project Lead of AUHS Foundation

Dr. Mok Chong currently serves as a research and project lead at AUHS Foundation for public health-related research projects, such as those relevant to homelessness and chronic diseases. He is also the Chair and Professor for the Department of Clinical & Administrative Science at the AUHS School of Pharmacy.

Dr. Chong earned his B.Sc. in Pharmacy from the University of Delhi and a Pharm.D. degree from Ferris State University, followed by an M.B.A. degree from Wayne State University. Dr. Chong also holds a Ph.D. degree in practical ministry from Heritage University & Seminary and is an ordained pastor in the United States. In addition, he is a licensed pharmacist and has been practicing community and ambulatory care pharmacy practice throughout California, Michigan, Hawaii, and Malaysia. Dr. Chong has held a number of pharmacy managerial positions at various pharmacies and corporations in different cultural settings prior to becoming a pharmacy educator. He is certified to provide diabetes care, asthma education, immunization delivery, and professional compounding services.

At AUHS Foundation, Dr. Chong has implemented a number of innovative projects which includes the “Brown Bag” Medication Review program, the “Brand New Day” Web-Based Medicare Part D Annual Comprehensive Medication Review program, and Nhan Hoa Federally Qualified Health Center In-House 340B Pharmacy. Dr. Chong has also initiated a pharmacist-led Ambulatory Care Pharmacy practice-model at Lawndale Medical & Mental Health Clinic. All these projects help to enhance direct delivery of patient care, enhance medication adherence, and to strengthen the interprofessional care approach by collaborating with other health care providers.

Dr. Chong has extensive research and teaching experience, and serves at various committees at schools, advanced education, and in the communities. He currently serves as an editor and reviewer for three international journals. His research interests include pharmacy administration and education, medication adherence, the MTM program, clinical outcomes research, public health initiatives, especially innovative projects that address health care disparities, and access among the underrepresented populations. Dr. Chong has also taught numerous courses in Pharm.D., BSPS (Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences), MSCR (Master of Science in Clinical Research) and also BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) programs.

Albert N. Ngo, Ph.D.

Dr. Albert Ngo currently serves as founding faculty at American University of Health Sciences (AUHS) and is affiliated with the AUHS Foundation. At American University of Health Sciences, Dr. Ngo’s work duties include but are not limited to, teaching, providing services, conducting research in the area of novel and controlled drug delivery systems, pharmaceutical technologies, and social science research. In addition, as a joint affiliate with the AUHS Foundation, his primary mission is to empower the homeless and underserved populations while visiting the Second Samoan Congregational Church on a biweekly basis. The church, located in the city of Long Beach, is largely affiliated with the AUHS Foundation. At AUHS Foundation, Dr. Ngo’s primary responsibilities are mainly conducting health education research, and innovative and sustainable research on improving the health status of the homeless population. He is also active in other various organizations such as Lamp Unto My Feet, Acts of Love, and more, which are hosted and held every year by the AUHS Foundation. Dr. Ngo holds a B.S. degree from the Félix Houphouët-Boigny National Polytechnic Institute in Ivory Coast and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, where his primary discipline was in pharmaceutical science and his secondary discipline was in chemistry.