Dr. Crescent Rowell is an assistant professor of pharmacy practice. Her teaching responsibilities include pharmacoeconomics, pharmacoepidemiology, and health care delivery. Dr. Rowell received a B.S. in chemistry from Rhodes College in 2003 and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center – College of Pharmacy in 2007. From July 2007 through June 2008 Dr. Rowell completed an Executive Residency in Association Management and Health Policy at the Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA). Dr. Rowell received the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Health Science Administration from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center – College of Graduate Health Sciences on May 27, 2011.
While completing the doctor of philosophy degree, Dr. Rowell worked part-time as a staff pharmacist for Memphis-area Fred’s Pharmacy. Dr. Rowell’s research interests include patient-reported outcomes, assessment of disease state knowledge, medication compliance and adherence, and pharmacy education. Dr. Rowell has published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, and The University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business and Economics Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research’s Business Perspectives. Dr. Rowell is an active member of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and TPA. She is currently running for the office of secretary-elect of TPA’s Tennessee Society of Pharmacists.
Growing up in Florence, Alabama, my family and I were members of Mt. Moriah Primitive Baptist Church. It was there that I learned that one of the ways that I could live my life in a manner pleasing to God was by serving others. I was able to continue this service to others during my undergraduate education at Rhodes College, where my faith in and relationship with God were strengthened through their Search and Life educational tracks. As a Rhodes College Burch Scholar, I taught GED classes at a local church multiple nights per week. It was during these moments that I discovered my call to teach.
Upon graduating from Rhodes College and acceptance to pharmacy school, I knew that my passion and calling were to teach and conduct research at a college of pharmacy. I am blessed beyond measure to be able to live out my passion and calling each day at Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy. I hope that as I live out my passion for teaching, research, and pharmacy, Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy student pharmacists will seek their own calling and passion in life and make a commitment of life-long service to not only the profession of pharmacy but also their communities.