Dr. Susie Crowe is the Experiential Education Director and an Assistant Professor
in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy. She
grew up in southern Indiana and first became acquainted with the East Tennessee region
through Milligan College (BS, 1997). Dr. Crowe began working as a pharmacy technician
at Union Prescription, an independent community pharmacy in Elizabethton, TN, following
graduation. Her love for serving the patients at this pharmacy motivated her to pursue
further education, and she graduated with a PharmD from Purdue University in 2005.
Dr. Crowe also completed a PGY-1 residency at University of Louisville Health Care
and a PGY-2 residency in global health with the Purdue Kenya Partnership. For the
first six years of her career she practiced as a critical care clinical pharmacist
at University of Louisville Health Care where she precepted APPE students and pharmacy
residents. Dr. Crowe has spent the past 4 years of her career working with the Purdue
Kenya Partnership in Eldoret, Kenya, where she has precepted internal medicine APPE
students for Purdue University and also helped to develop and implement clinical pharmacy
training programs for interns and post-graduates within Kenya. She also worked with
Duke University cardiologists to develop one of the only public cardiac intensive
care units in all of Kenya. She is passionate about training students to become competent
practicing pharmacists through experiential learning.
Education, Degrees, &Post Graduate Training:
1997: Bachelors of Science, Milligan College
2005: PharmD from Purdue University College of Pharmacy, (West Lafayette, IN)
2006: Pharmacy Practice Residency at University of Louisville HealthCare, (Louisville,
2013: Global Health Residency with the Purdue Kenya Partnership (Eldoret, Kenya)
Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)
Global health, access to healthcare for underserved patient populations, pharmacy
education and training
Miller ML, Karwa R, Schellhase EM, Pastakia SD, Crowe S, Manji I, Jakait B, Maina
M. Meeting the needs of underserved patients in Western Kenya by creating the next
generation of global health pharmacists. Am J Pharm Educ. 2016;2: 22. DOI: 10.5688;ajpe80222.2.
Binanay CA, Akwanalo CO, Aruasa W, Barasa FA, Corey GR, Crowe S, Esamai F, Einterz
R, Foster MC, Gardner A, Kibosia J, Kimaiyo S, Koech M, Korir B, Lawrence JE, Lukas
S, Manji I, Maritim P, Ogaro F, Park P, Pastakia SD, Sugut W, Vedanthan R, Yanoh R,
Velazquez EJ, Bloomfield GS. Building sustainable capacity for cardiovascular care
at a public hospital in Western Kenya. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015;66: 2550. DOI:10.1016/j.jacc.2015.09.086.
Crowe SJ, Pastakia SD, Manyara S. Lessons still needing to be learned. Curr Pharm
Teach Learn.2015; 7: 141-143.
Stone GS, Jerotich TS, Cheriro BR, Kiptoo RS, Crowe SJ, Koros EK, Muthoni DM, Onalo
PT. Sauti Za Wananchi “voice of the people”: patient satisfaction on the medical
wards at a Kenyan Referral Hospital. Pan Afr Med J. 2014; 18:308.
Creating integral clinical pharmacy services in the cardiac care unit at Moi Teaching
and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya.
Presenting at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Global Conference on Clinical
Pharmacy. Topic: Managing Diabetes in Underdeveloped Countries: the Kenya Experience.
Co-developing a year long clinical pharmacy post-graduate training program for Kenyan
The barrier to global healthcare delivery is not necessarily funding or knowledge
of how to deliver healthcare. It is the ability to implement. ~Jim Kim
If you want to walk fast walk alone. If you want to walk far walk together. ~African