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Portrait of Rustin (Russ) Crutchley

Rustin Crutchley PharmD, AAHIVP

Director of Pharmacogenomics
Professor of Pharmaceutical and Graduate Life Sciences

Rustin (Russ) Crutchley is director of pharmacogenomics and professor of pharmaceutical and graduate life sciences at Manchester University in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Prior to this position he spent 6 years as faculty at Washington State University (WSU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences where he also served as director of the interprofessional clinical pharmacogenomics certificate program and preceptor of the HIV/precision medicine advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) rotation in Cape Town, South Africa. Dr. Crutchley currently serves as extraordinary professor at the University of Western Cape School of Pharmacy in South Africa.

Prior to WSU, he served as faculty at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy for 9 years, working as an HIV clinical pharmacist in both therapeutic concepts and retrovirology clinic at Texas Children's Hospital. During this time, he also served as director and preceptor of the PGY2 HIV ambulatory care/clinical pharmacogenetics residency program.

He has published over 30 peer-review articles, authored book chapters in HIV pediatric pharmacotherapy, and given numerous presentations internationally. Dr. Crutchley earned his bachelor of science in biology from Duke University and his Pharm.D. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed his PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at the University of Texas at Tyler, his PGY-2 HIV specialty residency at the State University of New York at Buffalo, as well as a STAR Health Disparities Fellowship through the University at North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.

Dr. Crutchley has experience working as a clinical psychiatric pharmacist consulted in pharmacogenomics at Comprehensive Healthcare in Washington state. He also worked as a pharmacogenomics pharmacist for a pharmacogenomics company while living in Houston, Texas. He is a member of Clinical Pharmacogenomics Implementation Consortium (CPIC), Standardizing Laboratory Practices in Pharmacogenomics (STRIPE), Pharmacogenomics Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (PGx ECHO), Personalized Medicine Coalition, and is a founding member of the Pharmacogenomics Global Research Network (PGRN).

Dr. Crutchley is currently serving as the chair for the Association of American Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) PGx Special Interest Group. He has also maintained American Academy of HIV Medicine/HIV Pharmacist credentialing since 2008 and serves as an item writer and reviewer for the AAHIVP credentialing exam. His primary interests include advancing national and global educational efforts in both pharmacogenomics and HIV-related areas.