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Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy

East Tennessee State University

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Brooklyn  Nelson 

Clinical Assistant Professor
Mountain States Medical Group Family Medicine

Dr. Brooklyn Nelson is from Terre Haute, Indiana and completed her pharmacy education at Purdue University College of Pharmacy. Upon graduation, she completed her first year of post-graduate training (PGY1) focused in Ambulatory Care at Campbell University College of Pharmacy/Wilson Community Health Center in North Carolina followed by a PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency at East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy. She now serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy's Department of Pharmacy Practice at East Tennessee State University. Dr. Nelson also holds a Clinical Pharmacist position with Mountain States Medical Group Family Medicine in both Johnson City and Elizabethton, Tennessee where she has a collaborative practice agreement with six physicians and two nurse practitioners. Her areas of interest include transitions of care, high-risk medications, and chronic disease state management. She is also a member of ASHP and ACCP.

Education, Degree, & Post Graduate Training:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy at Purdue University, 2013
  • PGY1 Residency in Ambulatory Care at Campbell University College of Pharmacy/Wilson Community Health Center
  • PGY2 Residency in Ambulatory Care at ETSU Gatton College of Pharmacy

Teaching specialty:

Chronic primary care disease states, financial justification for pharmacists in primary care/ambulatory care

Classes taught:

  • Communications, Advanced Contemporary Practice of Pharmacy, Clinical Seminar (mentor)

Research Interests:

Patient centered medical home, clinical pharmacist intervention/documentation software, interprofessional primary care, and diabetes management

Selected Publications:

Nelson BR, Hess R. Insulin delivery in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: To pump or not to pump? iForumRx July 2015.

Nelson BR, Simpson AL, Cross LB. Digoxin use in patients with atrial fibrillation: Should we desist? iForumRx January 2015.

Nelson BR, Cluck D, Alexander K, et al. Fluticasone and Antiretrovirals – a cause for alarm? Am J Health-Syst Pharm 2015;72(13):1086-87.

Nelson (Wellman) BR, Frail CK, Zillich AJ, et al. Pharmacists’ experiences with a telephonic medication therapy management program for home health care patients. Consult Pharm 2015;30(3)163-74.

Organizational Involvement/Membership:

  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy

  • American Society of Health System Pharmacists

Personal motto or favorite quote:

“Make your life a story worth telling.” Adam Braun

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