Lieutenant Commander Christopher Mendoza-Truong is an active-duty Pharmacist with the United States Public Health Service, which is one of the eight uniformed services of the United States. Currently detached and detailed to the Department of Homeland Security, he currently serves as an Assistant Health Service Administrator in Tacoma, Washington.
He graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a bachelor’s in science in Community Health Sciences and a Minor in Analytical Organic Chemistry, Doctor of Pharmacy from Touro College of Pharmacy in New York City in 2016, completed a Post-Graduate Pharmacy Residency from the Gallup Indian Medical Center in Gallup, New Mexico, and Joint Professional Military Education from the United States Naval War College in 2020.
He has dedicated his career in addressing healthcare disparities in underserved communities, and promoting, protecting, and advancing the healthcare of our Nation as a Uniformed Officer. Lieutenant Commander Mendoza-Truong has been selected as the recipient of the University of Nevada, Reno 2022 Exceptional Achievement Award for his public health work in the Southwestern Navajo and Zuni Nations.
On Thursday, October 20, 2022, Lieutenant Commander Mendoza-Truong will join us for a speaking event titled, “Addressing Healthcare Disparities in Indian Country,” where he will discuss his work in confronting health inequities within the southwest Native American Navajo and Zuni Nations. The event will take place in the Center for Molecular Medicine building (CMM), room 111 from 2 -3 p.m..
For more information on joining this free event, we encourage you to visit the University Events page.