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College of Pharmacy

Faculty and Staff

Betsy Blake, Pharm.D., BCPS

Title: Clinical Associate Professor / Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences
College of Pharmacy
Phone: 803-777-6058
Betsy Blake


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 College of Pharmacy. 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. Blake received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina's 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 faculty in 2006, Blake has earned many teaching awards, including Teacher of the Year in 2010 and then the USC Clinical Practice Teaching Award in 2011. She was also named the Midlands Region Mentor of the Year in 2013.

Blake has been involved with inter-professional education at the College of Pharmacy 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's committee for inter-professional education for the health sciences, which includes faculty members and students from all five of the university's health science programs. She 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 two young children.