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Monica Chuong

Monica Chuong, PhD

Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Department: School of Pharmacy
Office: W313

(P) 617.735.1104


School of Pharmacy


Pharmaceutics (MS)
Pharmacy (PharmD)
Pharmaceutical Sciences (BS)


BS, National Taiwan University
MA, New York University
PhD, University of Houston
Postdoc, Oregon State University

Research Interests

HPLC assay development
In Vitro Dissolution and Drug Release
Solid and transdermal dosage formulations
Thermal Analysis

Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters

Book Chapter (Contribution Author)
Chuong MC. Incorporation of Hypromellose in Formulating Niacin Controlled Release Oral Dosage Forms. In. Câmara FV and Ferreira LJ, editors. Hydrogels: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications.  Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, 2012. 131-162

Peer Reviewed Articles (*Corresponding Author)
Kitagawa R, Le HT, Kiritsy P, Chuong MC* (2020). Formulation of Rivastigmine, a Liquid Drug Substance, for Use in a Simulating Study of Hollow Microstructured Transdermal Delivery System. J. Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Research. 3(3):1-6, DOI: 10.31038/JPPR.2020333

Chuong MC*, Suriyamongkol P, Vashishth R, Saxena A, Kelley C (2020). Diclofenac Sodium Stability in Simulated Gastrointestinal Fluids and the Use of MCM-41 Silica Carrier with Surface Modification to Achieve Innovative Delayed Release. Int. J. Pharm. Investigation, 10(3):351-356. DOI:10.5330/ijpi.2020.3.62

Chuong MC*, Taglieri CA, Huang SY, Sariol A, Kitagawa R, Barman K, Mistry A, Harris and Kerr SG (2019). Compatibility of Flavoring Agents in Compounding Extemporaneous Omeprazole Oral Liquid. International J Pharmaceutical Compounding (Int J Pharm Compd), 23(6): 504-510

Chuong MC*, Navarro Gonzales P, He L, Kitagawa R, Lobo MN, Salvi BV, Saraswat AL, and Suriyamongkol P (2019). Can One-Stage In Vitro Dissolution Using Water As Medium Represent Guaifenesin Release From Extended-Release Bilayer Tablets? J Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Research (JPPR), 2(2): 1-13

Chuong MC*, Kelley C, Muhammad Y, Dias Caputo T, Gomes JM, Oliveira D, Cardoso Peixoto A, Sanches Pereira B, Rizg W, Vazquez C, Medeiros Zacaron T, Nguyen S, Williams DA (2018) Investigating Effect of Water of Hydration on Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients in a Water Sensitive Dosage Form. Journal of Analytical Sci and Technology. 9(7): 1 – 8. DOI: 10.1186/s40543-018-0135-3

Chuong MC*, Taglieri CA, Kerr SG (2017). To Flavor or Not To Flavor Extemporaneous Omeprazole Liquid? International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding, 21(6): 500-512

Chuong MC*, Varanasi R, Seniuk D, Aggarwal N, Bongiorno C, Fdal S, Geangu J, MacDonald B, Sharma A, and Yudani L (2016). Investigation on the Endothermic Event of Cephalexin Monohydrate in Differential Scanning Calorimetric Thermogram. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 123:2165–2172. DOI: 10.1007/s10973-015-4833-4

Chuong MC*, Alsulimani H, Alabi S, Al-Saif N, Damgali S, Killioglu S, La S, Patel P, Prasad D, Tan J, Ubhe A, Uy J, Valladares M, Vo L, Wagle M, Crosby S and Mehanna A (2015). Convolution Study and the Alcoholic Beverage Effect on Lansoprazole Delayed-Release Capsules and Application of Similarity Factor to Two-Stage In Vitro Dissolution Paradigm. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, 6(3): 1002-1012. DOI: 10.13040/IJPSR.0975-8232.6(3).1002-12

Gala U, Chuong MC, Varanasi R, Chauhan H. (2014). Characterization and Comparison of Lidocaine-Tetracaine and Lidocaine-Camphor Eutectic Mixtures Based on Their Crystallization Abilities. AAPSPharmSciTech, 16(3):528-536. DOI: 10.1208/s12249-014-0242-4

Chuong MC*, Choy E, Douk K, Duong LH, Hoang SK, Le N, Lim M, Poirier B, Prasad D, Radke M, Tran JQ, and Williams DA (2013). The Development of Delayed-Then-Extended-Release Lovastatin Tablet. International Journal of Applied Pharmaceutics, 5(3):11-18

Chuong MC*, Chin J, Han JW, Kim E, Alhomayin W, Al Dosary F, Rizg W, Moukhachen O. and Williams, DA (2013). High Performance Liquid Chromatography of Gentamicin Sulfate Reference Standards and Injection USP. International Journal of Pharmaceuticals Analysis. 2013, 4(1):25-29

Silva MA, Chuong M, Kerr S. Cabrera A (2013). Stability of two long-acting insulin formulations after 28 days. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research. 2013, 43(1): 37-40.

Chuong MC*, Aggarwal N, Prasad D, Mashiana S, Taheri A, Albenayan W (2012). Particle Shape Descriptors and Angle of Repose of a Bimodal Distribution Sample. International Journal of Pharmacy and Technology, 4(2):4484-4492  

Chuong MC*, Prasad D, LeDuc B, Du B, Putcha L (2011). Stability of Vitamin B Complex in Multivitamin and Multimineral Supplement Tablets after Space Flight. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biochemical Analysis, 55: 1197-1200. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpba.2011.03.030. Epub 2011 Mar 29

Christensen JM, Chuong MC, Le H, Pham L, and Bendas E (2011). Hydrocortisone Diffusion Through Synthetic Membrane, Mouse Skin, and EpidermTM Culture Skin. Arch Drug Information, 4:10-21  

Chuong MC, Palugan L, Su T, Lee R, Busano C, De Pretoro G, Shah A (2010). Formulation of Controlled Release Capsule of a Biopharmaceutical Classification System I Drug Using Niacin as a Model. AAPSPharmSciTech, 11(4): 1650-61. DOI: 10.1208/s12249-010-9543-4. Epub 2010 Nov 24

Chuong MC*, Taglieri C, Crosby S, Ferullo J and Wei P (2010). Effect of Beverage on the In Vitro Disintegration of Immediate Release Pain Medications. Dissolution Technologies, 17(1) 31-37 

Chuong MC*, Lee RG, Saxena V and Palugan L (2009). USP Disintegration Apparatus as a Potential Tool for Evaluating Drug Release from Controlled-Release Dosage Forms. Dissolution Technologies, 16(1) 25-32 

Chuong MC*, Christensen JM, Ayres JW (2009). Sustained delivery of intact drug to the colon: mesalamine formulation and temporal gastrointestinal transit analysis. Pharmaceutical Development and Technology, 27:1-10. Pharm Dev Technol. 14(1):116-25. DOI: 10.1080/10837450802420559

Chuong MC*, Christensen JM, Ayres JW (2008). New Dissolution Method for Mesalamine Tablets and Capsules. Dissolution Technologies, 15 (3) 7-14


MCPHS University Chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, 2018 – 2020
Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society, MCPHS, 2013 - Present
Third prize ($1,000) poster presentation in the 3rd Technology Transfer Conference, New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists, Iselin, NJ on November 7, 2012
Favorite Faculty Member - by Resident Assistants of MCPHS, 2010-12 
Goel Academic Achievement Award, University of Houston, 2002 

Current Professional Memberships, Service & Leadership

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)
       Northeast Regional Discussion Group of AAPS – Chair 2012
       Chemical & Biological Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Community Leader 2018-19
       Screening Committee as the Screener 2019
       Rapid Fire Committee as the Track Leader – Manufacturing & Analytical Characterization – Chemical 2020 & 2021
Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) – New England Chapter
Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society, MCPHS, 2013
Self Study Committee, MCPHS School of Pharmacy-Boston, 2009-2017
Faculty Strategic Planning Focus Groups - Boston 2008-2009