Diana C. Kwan, PharmD United States Pharmacopeia

Diana Kwan, PharmD is the scientific liaison for the Healthcare Safety & Quality Expert Committee at USP. She has been in this role for four years. Her responsibilities include providing guidance and support to the Expert Committee work plan. This includes the development and publication of USP’s independent drug classification system, USP Drug Classification (USP DC), a tool to provide guidance towards the design and comparison of balanced formularies. In addition, Dr. Kwan facilitates collaboration with stakeholders such as FDA and Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) to identify and support solutions to emerging medication safety issues. She represents USP in the CDC PROTECT meetings to protect children from unintended poisonous ingestion of medications. Dr. Kwan is passionate about solving problems and is the facilitator for her department’s IDEA meetings, to implement bottom up solutions and promote a culture of inclusion, efficiency, and performance. She is a dedicated preceptor to 4th year pharmacy school students and work with students to develop presentation and project management skills to encourage students in future non-traditional pharmacist careers.