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Experiential Education

East Tennessee State University

Susie Crowe

Susie  Crowe 

Director of Experiential Education
423-439-6751 /
Building 7, Room 317

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, KY)
  • 2013: Global Health Residency with the Purdue Kenya Partnership (Eldoret, Kenya)

Additional Certifications:

  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)

Research Interests:

  • Global health, access to healthcare for underserved patient populations, pharmacy education and training 

Selected Publications:

  1. 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.
  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.
  3. Crowe SJ, Pastakia SD, Manyara S.  Lessons still needing to be learned.  Curr Pharm Teach Learn.2015; 7: 141-143.
  4. 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.

Career Highlights:

  • 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 pharmacists. 

Favorite Quotes:

  • 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 Proverb
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