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Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy

East Tennessee State University

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Katelyn  Alexander 

Associate Professor
423-439-6427 /
Building 60, Room 116

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 sector.

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

Teaching specialty:

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

Classes taught:

  • PMPR 3270 – Nonprescription Pharmacotherapy, Natural Medicines, and Self-Care I
  • PMPR 4170 – Nonprescription Pharmacotherapy, Natural Medicines, and Self-Care II
  • IDEALS series

Research Interests:

Community pharmacy practice-based research and scholarship of teaching and learning

Selected Publications:

Alexander KM et al. Implementation of Personalized Medicine Services in Community Pharmacies: Perceptions of Independent Community Pharmacists. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2014; 54(5):510-517.

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:

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.

Organizational Involvement/Membership:

AACP, APhA, Phi Delta Chi, NCPA, TPA

Personal motto or favorite quote:

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. – Steve Jobs

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