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Stacy  Brown 

Associate Professor
423-439-2081 /
Building 7, Room 309

Dr. Stacy Brown joined the inaugural faculty of the Gatton College of Pharmacy in 2007. Prior to that, she taught undergraduate chemistry at The Citadel in Charleston, SC and served as adjunct graduate faculty at College of Charleston. Dr. Brown completed her B.S. degree in chemistry at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga prior to entering the Ph.D. program at The University of Georgia. At UGA, she worked in the field of bioanalytical chemistry under the supervision of Dr. Michael Bartlett. Dr. Brown continues to work in the field of analytical chemistry, specializing in liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) method development and validation. She collaborates on projects that involve drug stability, pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, and biomarker quantification. Dr. Brown mentors both pharmacy students and undergraduates in her lab. Dr. Brown also has research interests in the scholarship of teaching, where she has studied the effectiveness of guided inquiry teaching and case-based teaching in the pharmacy curriculum. She has been recognized by her students for excellence and teaching, and has been recognized by the College of Pharmacy for excellence in teaching, research, and service. 

Education, Degree, & Post Graduate Training:

BS Chemistry, 1998; The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
PhD, 2002; The University of Georgia

Selected Publications: 

Most recent papers (last 2 years; student authors highlighted):

  1. C. Garst, M. Fulmer, D. Thewke, and S. Brown, “Optimized extraction of 2-arachidonyl glycerol and anandamide from aortic tissue and plasma for quantification by LC-MS/MS.” European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology. 2016; 118: 814-820.
  2. H.T. Peters, L. G. StrangeS. D. Brown, and B. B. Pond, “Establishing a pharmacokinetic profile of methylphenidate use in pregnancy: a study in mice.” Neurotoxicology & Teratology.  54: 1-4, 2016.     
  3. D.S. Shah, S. Brown, J. Pryor, A.R. Kyle, N. Hagemeier, S. Zheng, N. Dankhara, P. Singh,  “Predictors of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in Buprenorphine Exposed Newborn: Can Cord Blood Buprenorphine Metabolite Levels Help?”  SpringerPlus.  5: 854, 2016, DOI 10.1186/s40064-016-2576-8 
  4. L.M. Kirk, Y. Luu, P.O. Lewis, and S.D. Brown, “Stability of commercially-available grape and compounded cherry oral vancomycin preparations stored in syringes and cups.”  International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding. 20 (2); March-April 2016, 159-163.
  5. A.R. Kyle, J. Carmical, D. Shah, J. Pryor, S. Brown, “UHPLC-MS/MS quantification of buprenorphine, norbuprenorphine, methadone, and glucuronide conjugates in umbilical cord plasma.”  Biomedical Chromatography. 29: 1567-1574, 2015.
  6. J. Bentley, F. SnyderS. Brown, R. Brown, B. Pond, “Sex differences in d,l-methylphenidate kinetics.” European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences.  2015; 19 (13): 2514-2519  
  7. L.M. KirkS.D. Brown, “Beyond-use date determination of buprenorphine buccal solution using a stability-indicating high-performance liquid chromatographic assay.”  Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.  2015 Dec;17(12):1035-40, doi:10.1177/1098612X15569329
  8. D. StallardS. Brown, “Comparing HPLC stationary phases for the separation of six compounds used in pain management: is there a viable alternative to C18?”Journal of Diagnostic Techniques & Biomedical Analysis. 2(2): 2014
  9. P.O. Lewis, L.M. KirkS.D. Brown, “Comparison of three generic vancomycin products using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and an online tool.” American Journal of Health Systems Pharmacy. 71: 1029-1038, 2014. 
  10. M. K. Pickering, S.D. Brown, “Assays for determination of ertapenem for applications in therapeutic drug monitoring, pharmacokinetics, and sample stability.”  Biomedical Chromatography. 28: 1525-1531, 2014.

Career highlights:

  • Taught at The Citadel in Charleston, SC from 2002-2007
  • Started at ETSU in 2007 as an Assistant Professor
  • Promoted to Associate Professor in 2013

Teaching specialty:

POGIL (Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning) and Case-Based Teaching

Classes taught:

Currently teaches Medicinal Chemistry, Toxicology, Integrated Series, and Pharmaceutical Analysis

Research Interests:

Drug of abuse in pregnancy, pharmacokinetic modeling of placental transfer of drugs, development and validation of novel liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) methods, drug stability investigations for extemporaneous products

Significant Regional, State, or National Service:

  • Representative to the Graduate Council (08/07 – present)
  • Inter-Professional Education Committee (08/11 – present)
  • University Faculty Senator (08/08 – 08/11)
  • Research Development Committee (03/10 – present)
  • Gatton College of Pharmacy Admissions Committee (08/07 – present)
  • Gatton College of Pharmacy Academic Progression Committee (08/10 – present)
  • Gatton College of Pharmacy Awards and Scholarship Committee (08/13 - present)
  • Faculty Chair of ACPE Self-Study Committee (08/14 - present)

Organizational Involvement/Membership:

ASMS (American Society for Mass Spectrometry)
ACS (American Chemical Society)
AAPS (American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists)
Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society


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