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Research Division

Family Medicine

L. Brian Cross, PharmD, BCACP, CDE, Associate Professor/Kingsport Center



Dr. Cross received his Bachelor's Degree from West Virginia University College of Pharmacy in 1991 and Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Tennessee in 2000.  He completed a residency in hospital pharmacy practice from the New England Medical Center in Boston in 1992 and an Advanced Practice Residency in Primary Care from the Regional Medical Center, Memphis in 2001. Dr. Cross is recognized by the National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators as a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties as a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP).   He currently is a pharmacotherapy specialist with the ETSU Family Physicians of Kingsport and serve as an associate professor in the Departments of Pharmacy Practice & Family Medicine at ETSU. Dr. Cross's varied clinical experiences include direct patient care in disease management clinics both in the Indian Health Service and the Department of Veterans Affairs where I was the Coordinator of Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Services. In addition, Dr. Cross was the Director of Pharmacotherapy Services at the University of Tennessee St. Francis Family Practice Center, managing a referral-based medication assessment & management clinic for multiple chronic disease states. His major research interests include cardiovascular risk assessment and reduction, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, anticoagulation, and medical educational development and assessment. Dr. Cross is a member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM); the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP); the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP); the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP); the American Diabetes Association (ADA); National Lipid Association (NLA) and the Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control (COSEHC). Dr. Cross can be reached at


 Scholarly Activities




Journal Publications


Vaughn LM, Cross LB, Bossaer L, Flores EK, Moore J, Click IA. Analysis of a unique interprofessional home visit assignment: Student perceptions of team-based care, home visits, and medication-related problems. In Press, Fam Med.

Papers, Abstracts, and/or Presentations:

National and International

Fox BA, Rose D, Cross B, and Eason M. Recipe for interdisciplinary emergency training in the ambulatory setting. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference on Practice Improvement, San Diego, California, November 2013

Rose DJ, Cross LB, Click IA. The Patient-Centered Care Committee (PC3). STFM Conference on Practice Improvement; November 2013; San Diego, CA.



Papers, Abstracts and/or Poster Presentations:
Regional and National

Fox BA, Tuell D, Eason M, Cross B, and Drumm J. Recipe for interdisciplinary ambulatory emergency care. Presented at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, January 2013, Orlando, FL.


Invited Presentations:

Cross LB. Update of issues related to the diabetes patient in primary care. Presented at Kingsport Family Medicine Noon Conference, October 2012, Kingsport, TN.


Papers, Abstracts and/or Poster Presentations: 
Regional and National

Vaughn LM, Pharm D, Cross LB, BCACP, CDE, Flores E, Pharm D, BCPS, Bossaer L, Pharm D, BCPS, and Moore J, MD. Interprofessional Home Visits and Identification of Medication Errors During a Family Medicine Clerkship. Presented at Primary Care Research Day. February 2, 2011; Johnson City, TN.

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