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Shannon Drayton PharmD

Shannon Jordan Drayton PharmD

Associate Professor

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  • Associate Professor
  • College of Pharmacy
  • COP Clinical Pharmacy and Outcome Sciences
Academic Focus
  • Psychiatry: schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
  • Assessment
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Dr. Drayton received her Pharm.D. degree from the University of South Carolina, College of Pharmacy in 2000.  She then completed pharmacy practice and psychiatry specialty residencies at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2002 and 2003. 

Dr. Drayton currently serves as Assistant Dean for Assessment and Accreditation and Associate Professor in the College of Pharmacy, Medical University of South Carolina. Board certified in Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice, her primary area of interest and research is in schizophrenia and mood disorders.

As an academician she was awarded the honor of 2011 SCCP, MUSC Preceptor of the Year and nominated for the MUSC Foundation Clinical Teaching Excellence Award. She was the featured leader for MUSC in the February 2015 edition of Focused Leadership, sponsored by ARROW (Advancement, Recruitment, and Retention of Woman). Dr. Drayton was named 2015 MUSC Foundation Educator-Lecturer of the Year.  She also received the 2019-20 Academia Preceptor of the Year Award and 2021-22 Mentor of the Year Award.