Betsy W. Blake, Pharm.D., BCPS,

Clinical Assistant Professor & Director of Interprofessional Education

CPOS, South Carolina College of Pharmacy

803.777.6058 :: Columbia

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Betsy Blake

About Dr. Betsy

Betsy Blake, Pharm.D., is the Director of Inter-professional Education and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences at the South Carolina College of Pharmacy in Columbia, South Carolina. She practices in a Patient Centered Medical Home Primary Care Clinic affiliated with Palmetto Health Richland, collaborating with providers to improve care for patients with diabetes. Betsy received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy in 2000. She then completed a pharmacy practice residency (2000-2001) and a primary care residency (2001-2002) at the Medical University of South Carolina. Since joining the SCCP faculty in 2006, Betsy has earned many teaching awards including Teacher of the Year in 2010 then theUSC Clinical Practice Teaching Award in 2011. She was also named the SCCP Midlands Region Mentor of the Year in 2013.

Betsy has been involved with inter-professional education on the USC campus since 2009 as a charter faculty advisor for the IHI Open School for the Health Professions chapter. She now serves as the co-director for the university committee for the Inter-professional Education for the Health Sciences that includes faculty members and students from all 5 health science programs at USC. Betsy recently completed a yearlong Academic Leadership Fellows Program through AACP and has further expanded her involvement with AACP by serving on multiple committees and as a delegate for the annual meeting. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 young children.


Doctor of Pharmacy
Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy, 2000

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, 2002


Research Interests

  • Interprofessional education and collaborative practice
  • Pharmacists involvement in Patient Centered Medical Homes

Practice Site/Specialty

  • Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
  • Geriatrics
  • Palmetto Health Richland


  • Haas CE, Eckel S, Arif S, Berigner PM, Blake EW, et al..  Acute care clinical pharmacy practice: Unit- vs. service-based models. Pharmacotherapy.  2012:32(2):e35-e44.
  • Blake EW, Powell PH.  A pharmacy political advocacy elective course, Am J Pharm Educ. 2011;75(7):Article 137.
  • Sease JM, Blake EW, Gowan M, Shealy K.  Evaluation of anticoagulation management and chronic disease state control in a pharmacist-run pharmacotherapy/anticoagulation clinic.  J Pharm Technol. 2011;27:3-8.
  • Blake EW: Thyroid Disorders, in Sutton SS: Naplex Review Guide, 1st ed. New York, McGraw Hill, 2011.
  • Slain D, Wong-Berringer A, Blake B, Bumgardner M, Rowen R, Schonder K, Spinler S, Murphy J for the 2008 ACCP Educational Affairs Committee B, American College of Pharmacy.  Pharmacotherapy Didactic Curriculum Toolkit. 2009.  Available at
  • Blake EW, Sease JM.  Effect of diabetes medications on cardiovascular risk and surrogate markers in patients with type 2 diabetes.  J Pharm Technol. 2009;25:24-36. 
  • Blake EW.  Pioglitazone hydrochloride/glimepiride.  Drugs of Today. 2007;43:487-97.
  • Blake EW, Blair MM, Couchenour RL.  Perceptions of pharmacists as providers of adult immunizations.  Pharmacotherapy. 2003;23(2):248-254.
  • Blair MM, Blake EW, Harris IM, coordinators.  ACCP Ambulatory care new practitioner survival guide. Kansas City, MO:  American College of Clinical Pharmacy; 2004.
  • Addy CL, Browne T, Blake EW, Bailey J. Enhancing interprofessional education: integrating public health and social work perspectives. Am J Public Health. 2015;105:S106-8.
  • Blake EW, Friesner D, Gettig JP, Hajjar E, Gentry EJ, Kline KM. Comparing pharmacy practice faculty perceptions of first-year post-graduate residency (PGY1) selection criteria to those reported by PGY1 residency directors. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2015;7:20-8.
  • Blake EW: Thyroid Disorders, in Sutton SS: NAPLEX Review Guide, 2nd ed. New York, McGraw Hill, 2015.