Faculty and Staff Biography

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Stephanie Crist

Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Division of Ambulatory Care Pharmacy


Post Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) Geriatric Pharmacy Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) - Presbyterian Shadyside Campuses, Pennsylvania

Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) - Presbyterian Campus, Pennsylvania

Doctor of Pharmacy, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Missouri

Pre-Doctoral (T32) Interdisciplinary Clinical Research Training Program, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and the Knight Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Missouri


  • Geriatric Medicine, with emphasis in:
    • Treatment of Geriatric Syndromes
    • Neurocognitive Disorders
    • Psychoactive Medications
    • Pain Management
    • Fall Prevention
    • Transitions of Care
  • Ambulatory Care, with emphasis in:
    • Smoking Cessation/Asthma/COPD
    • Diabetes Management
    • Anticoagulation
    • Immunizations
    • Patient Education
    • Collaborative Practice Agreements
    • Cost Containment/Minimization/Patient Assistance Programs
  • Patient Safety

Current Research

Vouri SM, Seaton SM, Sutcliffe S, Austin S, Martin M, Gordon A. Changes in Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS)-15 of new enrollees in a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Consult Pharm. 2014;29(10):667.

Current Courses, Activities, and Scholarly Interest


  • Introduction to Pharmaceutical Care, Non-Prescription Drugs and Drug Information: Special Populations and Clinical Relevance
  • Introduction to Pharmacy Practice: Patient Safety
  • Pathophysiology: Depression, Bipolar Disorder
  • Therapeutics I: Discussion Group Leader
  • Therapeutics II: Introduction to Geriatrics, Bipolar Disorder
  • Introduction to Pharmacy Practice Experience, Clinical Prevention and Population Heath: Communication with Older Adults
  • Introduction to Pharmacy Practice Experience, Foundations of Pharmacy Practice: Advisor, Preceptor
  • Practicum Assessor: Disease State Management II: Evidence Based Medicine and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Lab
  • Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience, Ambulatory Care Preceptor

St. Louis College of Pharmacy Activities:

  • Department and School of Pharmacy Committees
  • Campus Smoke and Tobacco-Free Task Force
  • Royal Chorale
  • Alumni Association
  • Ladies in Pharmacy
  • Campus Crusades for Christ

Professional Affiliations:

  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP): Member, Ambulatory Care, Education and Training, and Geriatrics Practice and Research Networks
  • American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP): President-Elect, Missouri Chapter
  • Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA): Member, Long-term Care Working Group
  • Missouri Pharmacists Association (MPA)
  • American Geriatrics Society (AGS)
  • iForumRx (http://www.iforumrx.org/)

Scholarly Interest:

  • Transitions of Care
  • Empowering Pharmacy Students to Better Care for Older Adults
  • Clinical Pharmacist Effectiveness and Efficiency in Practice
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration
  • Pharmacy Advocacy and Licensure
  • Patient Safety

Vita Highlights

  • Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP) via the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy (CCGP)
  • Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP) via the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS)
  • 2014 Best Poster Award, ASCP Annual Meeting
  • 2014 Mortar and Pestle Society Inductee, St. Louis College of Pharmacy
  • 2013-2014 Clinical Preceptor Excellence Award Nominee, St. Louis College of Pharmacy
  • 2013 Research Day Excellence in Research in the Field of Aging, Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh


I am originally from Colorado but have spent most my time living in St. Louis. I have an inherent and avid interest for any activity that involves the outdoors, but especially biking, hiking, and fishing. I also have an affinity for family and friends, road trips, visiting the Botanical Gardens, watching musicals at the Muny in Forest Park, cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals, volunteering, and home improvement.