Katelyn Alexander, PharmD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice
at East Tennessee State University Gatton College of Pharmacy. She joined the faculty
in August 2012 after completing a community pharmacy practice residency at the University
of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, with a focus on independent pharmacy practice and
ownership. Dr. Alexander currently coordinates and teaches in various courses throughout
the curriculum, including the Nonprescription Pharmacotherapy, Natural Medicines,
and Self-Care courses; the IDEALS lab series; the Geriatrics Integrated Series course;
and the Medication Therapy Management elective. She is also heavily involved with
the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) program, where she coordinates
all community-based simulation exercises and oversees service hours required of all
students within the IPPE curriculum. Dr. Alexander provides patient education and
community health outreach at various venues throughout the Tri-Cities area. Within
the college, Dr. Alexander serves on the Experiential Education Committee and the
Personal and Professional Development Committee, among others. Dr. Alexander serves
as an advisor for the nationally-recognized APhA-ASP chapter at ETSU. Her areas of
interest include geriatrics, nonprescription drug therapy, pharmacy ownership and
management, and strategies to expand clinical services offered in the community pharmacy
Education, Degree, & Post Graduate Training:
BS Pharmaceutical Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2007;
Doctor of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2011;
PGY1 Community Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
(Wheeler Pharmacy/American Pharmacy Services Corporation), Lexington, KY, 2012
Topics related clinical pharmacy practice in the community sector; pharmacy management
and ownership; nonprescription and over-the-counter therapies; Medication Therapy
Management (MTM); Geriatric Pharmacotherapy
PMPR 3270 – Nonprescription Pharmacotherapy, Natural Medicines, and Self-Care I
PMPR 4170 – Nonprescription Pharmacotherapy, Natural Medicines, and Self-Care II
Community pharmacy practice-based research and scholarship of teaching and learning
Alexander KM et al. Implementation of Personalized Medicine Services in Community
Pharmacies: Perceptions of Independent Community Pharmacists. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2014;
Nelson B, Cluck D, Alexander K, Underwood R, Cross LB. Need for awareness about interactions
between nonprescription intranasal corticosteroids and pharmacokinetic enhancers.
Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2015; 72 (13): 1086-88.
Mospan C, Alexander K. Development and implementation of charitable pharmacy services
within a federally-qualified health center (FQHC). Inov Pharm. 2015; 6(3). Article
208. Available at: http://www.pharmacy.umn.edu/innovations/issue2015vol.6no.3/home.html.
Significant Regional, State, or National Service:
Trainer for APhA's Delivering Medication Therapy Management Service certificate program.
Serves on various committees and working groups within the College.
Member of Editorial Advisory Board for Pharmacy Today.
Serves in various capacities through the American Pharmacists Association and its
Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management.