Gentry currently is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy and is the Director of Experiential Education Quality Assurance. Gentry received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy in 2008. He then completed a specialty residency in Primary Care through the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy and Holston Medical Group. Before joining the faculty, Gentry spent three years as an assistant professor for the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy at East Tennessee State University with clinical practice sites in a diabetes treatment center and a nurse-managed underserved clinic. Since joining faculty, Gentry has been serving patients at the Clinic at Mercury Courts, an interprofessional collaborative practice site through the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. His research funding and scholarly activity is in collaboration with Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine with a focus in interprofessional education, interprofessional collaborative practice and medication adherence. He currently serves on the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance Interprofessional Education faculty and the Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning (VPIL) committees.
Gentry holds Board Certification is Ambulatory Care (BCACP) as well as being a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). His teaching focus is in chronic disease management throughout the curriculum and an introduction to the pharmacy profession class (Foundations in Pharmacy Practice). He is an active member of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association (TPA) and the American Association of College of Pharmacy (AACP). He serves on the Board of Directors for Corner to Corner, a local Christian nonprofit that exists to extend hope to every corner of the community.