Melanie A. Jordan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Midwestern University
College of Pharmacy - Glendale
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Glendale Hall 236-13
19555 N. 59th Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85308

Office: (623) 572 - 3578


Ph.D. Pharmaceutics     Virginia Commonwealth University -
Medical College of Virginia
B.S.   Ecology & Evolutionary Biology   University of Arizona   1995


Dr. Jordan came to Midwestern University following completion of her graduate work at Virginia Commonwealth University - Medical College of Virginia, where she received her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics. Dr. Jordan's current research interests include areas relevant to her current teaching foci in the areas of pharmaceutical calculations compounding, pharmacokinetics, and sterile products. She is also interested in drug discovery from natural products found in the Sonoran Desert.  Dr. Jordan is a member of the American Association of College of Pharmacy (AACP), American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), and the American Botanical Council.  She currently serves as the Radiation Safety Officer for the Midwestern University Glendale, AZ campus.

Research Projects


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Jordan, M. (2015) Pharmacist interventions for obesity : improving treatment adherence and patient outcomes. Int. Pharm. Res. Pract. 4: 79 - 89.

Jordan, M. and Elbayoumi, T.E. (2013) Phosphorylcholine-based biomemetic coatings for nanomedical applications. Journal of Membrane Science and Technology 3(1):1-3.  

M. Jordan, A. Nayel, B. Brownlow and T. Elbayoumi. (2012) Development and Evaluation of Tocopherol-Rich Argan Oil-Based Nanoemulsions as Vehicles Possessing Constructive Anticancer Activity. Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology 8(6): 944-56.  

Melanie A. Jordan, Katherine Foster, Anshu Ghandi, Negin Mohebbi, and Leila Tehrani. (2011) Assessment of Herbal Weight Loss Supplement Counseling Provided to Patients by Pharmacists and Non-Pharmacists in Community Settings, J. Amer. Pharm. Assoc. 51: 499-509.

M.A. Jordan and T. Haywood.  (2007) Evaluation of Internet Websites Marketing Herbal Weight-Loss Supplements to Consumers. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 13(9): 1035-1044.

M.L. Chavez, M.A. Jordan, and P.I. Chavez. (2006) Evidence-Based Drug-Herbal Interactions. Life Sciences 78: 2146-57.  

M.A. Lysik and S. Wu-Pong (2003) Innovations in Oligonucleotide Drug Delivery. J. Pharm. Sci. 92(8): 1559-1573.  

Book Chapters

Jordan, Melanie A. Interactions of Drugs and Dietary Supplements Used for Weight Loss in Drug Discovery, Ed.El-Shemy, H.A., ed. , Croatia: InTech, 2013.  

Lysik, Melanie A. and Susanna Wu-Pong. Oligonucleotides and Ribozymes, in Design and Development of Biopharmaceuticals. Wu-Pong, S. and Rojanasakul, R., Eds. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press, Inc., 1999.