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College of Pharmacy

Faculty and Staff

S. Scott Sutton, Pharm.D.

Title: Chair, Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences
Department: Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences (CPOS)
College of Pharmacy
Phone: 803-777-0477
Office: College of Pharmacy
715 Sumter Street - CLS 311D
Columbia, SC 29208
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Scott Sutton portrait


Pharm.D.  University of South Carolina, 1998


S. Scott Sutton, Pharm.D., is a Professor and Chair at the College of Pharmacy in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences. Additionally, he is a clinical researcher at the Dorn Research Institute / Veterans Affairs Medical Center and McGraw Hill Naplex author and pharmacy editor.

Dr. Sutton is a recipient of the University of South Carolina Clinical Practice Teaching Award and College Researcher of the Year, honoring his philosophy of teaching and clinical research. He has funded grants in the areas of pharmacoepidemiology (e.g., prostate cancer, HIV, cardiovascular), drug repurposing, pharmacokinetics, and MRSA in collegiate football players. Along with numerous publications, Dr. Sutton has a textbook, lecture video series, and question data bank published by McGraw Hill and available on McGraw Hill's access pharmacy platform. Finally and most importantly, he has a beautiful family and absolutely terrific son!

Research Interests

  • pharmacoepidemiology
  • drug repurposing
  • medication effectiveness and safety
  • infectious diseases
  • HIV
  • cancer


Naplex Review Guide 3rd edition. New York, McGraw-Hill. 2019.

Appraisal of the cardiovascular risks of azithromycin: An observational analysis. J Comp Eff Res 2017;6(6):509-517.

Odds of viral suppression by regimen type and adherence level in HIV/AIDS patients receiving antiretroviral therapy. Pharmacotherapy 2017;37(2):204-213.

Assessing prostate cancer risk factors: A Veteran's Administration Analysis. World J Urol. 2016;34(8):1107-1113.

Impact of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Regimen on Adherence and Risk of Hospitalization in Veterans with HIV / AIDS. Am J Manag Care. 2016;22(4):242-8.

Impact of Pill Burden on Adherence, Risk of Hospitalization, and Viral Suppression in HIV/AIDS Patients receiving Antiretroviral Therapy. Pharmacotherapy 2016;36(4):385-401.

Tackling community acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) in collegiate football players following implementation of an anti-MRSA program. Br J Sports Med 2014; 48(4):284-5.

Use of Azithromycin and Levofloxacin use and increased risk of cardiac arrhythmia and death. Ann Fam Med 2014;12:121-27.

Relationship between angiotensin receptor blockers and lung cancer: Are they related to lung cancer? J Hypertens 2013;31(8):1669-75.

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