Faculty & Staff at TUC

Dr. Ingrid  Lopes

Ingrid Lopes, DO

College: COP

Department: Biological & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Title: Associate Professor

E-Mail: ingrid.lopes@tu.edu

Office: Administration & Faculty 2, Rm. 115

Dr. Lopes is an osteopathic physician who is board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.  Special interests include prediabetes and metabolic syndrome, learning theory, and expanding the scope of pharmacy practice. Goal: to reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes and heart disease through innovative, technology-enabled lifestyle intervention delivered by multidisciplinary healthcare teams.

Dr. Lopes also sees patients one day a week at a clinic in Sacramento. 

EDUCATION: Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa, Doctor of Osteopathy, 1988-1992.

RESIDENCY:  Broadlawns Medical Center, Family Practice Program, Des Moines, Iowa. 1992-1995.

CURRENT RESEARCH: Cost-effectiveness of a Non-invasive Prediabetes Screening Model in Community Pharmacies  This is a joint 1-2 year project between Touro University College of Pharmacy and Safeway NorCal to demonstrate the efficacy of a simple clinical algorithm utilized by pharmacists to detect prediabetes risk.  The 2nd phase of the project will determine the efficacy of lifestyle intervention led by pharmacists, based on the Diabetes Prevention Program.  This study has received IRB approval (#P-0713).


 Wu Liu OMS IV, S. Tseng OMS IV, R. Adams, I. Lopes, B. Heller, A. Lin. High Yield of Doppler Ultrasound Arteriogram of Lower Extremity in Diabetics Suggests New Screening Modality and Criteria for PAD Surveillance (poster).  OMED 2013, Las Vegas, Sept/Oct 2013.

Wu S. Liu OMS IV, I. Lopes, A. Lin. Alarming Prevalence of Lower Extremity Peripheral Arterial Disease in Young Diabetics with Poor Glycemic Control Suggests This Group May Need Earlier PAD Screening (poster).  OMED 2013, Las Vegas, Sept/Oct 2013.  

Wu S. Liu OMS IV, I. Lopes.  Current Tobacco Use May Not Correlate with Increased Risk of Peripheral Arterial Disease in Poorly Controlled Diabetics (poster).  OMED 2013, Las Vegas, Sept/Oct 2013.

I. Lopes. Managing the PreDiabetic Patient (presentation). California Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Conference, Palm Springs, October 2012.

J. Lee, E. Ip, J. Yu, E. Chu, S. Kim, B. Egbhali, I. Lopes, P. Perry. Effects of Hands-Free Cell Phone Use on Driving Performance (poster). California Society of Health-System Pharmacists Seminar 2012, Las Vegas, NV, October 2012.  

T. Wong, E. Ip, I. Lopes, V. Rajagopalan. The “Flipped” Teaching Method: an Analysis of Academic Outcomes and a Survey of Student Perceptions (poster). California Society of Health-System Pharmacists Seminar 2012, Las Vegas, NV, October 2012. 

K. Meszaros, I. Lopes, P.C. Goldsmith, K.K. Knapp. Interprofessional Education (IPE): Students of Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, and Physician Assistant Colleges Collaborate to Recognize Medical Errors (publication). Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. April 2011.   

I. Lopes. Creating an Interprofessional Student Competition (presentation). American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine annual meeting, Baltimore, April 2011.

I. Lopes, K. Meszaros, P. Goldsmith, K. Knapp. Interprofessional Health Education: Recognizing Medical Errors through Collaborative Teamwork (poster). Western Association of Schools and Colleges Academic Resources Conference, San Francisco, April 2011.

I. Lopes. A Practical Approach to Weight Management (presentation). Broadlawns Medical Center Annual Spring Conference. Des Moines, Iowa. May 2007.

American Academy of Family Physicians

American Osteopathic Association

Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of California

California Academy of Family Physicians

Last Updated: 5/4/18