Shannon J. Drayton, Pharm.D

Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Assessment

South Carolina College of Pharmacy

843.792.0274 :: Charleston

MUSC Campus

Shannon Drayton

About Dr. Drayton

Dr. Drayton’s clinical practice site was at the Medical University of South Carolina, Institute of Psychiatry in Charleston until August 2014 when she accepted the position as Assistant Dean of Curriculum and Assessment.  She is board certified in Psychiatric Pharmacy.  She is an avid tennis player and also enjoys golf.  

Associate Professor                           
South Carolina College of Pharmacy
Medical University of South Carolina Campus
Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences

Faculty Advisor
College of Pharmacy, Honor Council
MUSC Campus

Behavioral Support & Intervention Team Member
MUSC Campus

Honors and Awards       
2011 SCCP, MUSC Campus, Preceptor of the Year     

Research Interest: 
Mood and psychotic disorders


Doctor of Pharmacy; 2000
University of South Carolina 


Psychiatry Practice Residency
The Johns Hopkins Hospital; 2003
Baltimore, Maryland

Pharmacy Practice Residency
The Johns Hopkins Hospital; 2002
Baltimore, Maryland

Board Certification
Psychiatric Pharmacy

Selected Publications

  • Cogdill BR, Ross CA, Hurst JM, Garrison KL, Drayton SJ, Wisniewski CS.  Evaluation of urinalyses ordered for diagnosis of urinary tract infection at an inpatient psychiatric hospital.  International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 2014:47(1);17-24.
  • Nichols TA, Drayton SJ, Borckardt J, Taber DJ. Lithium dosing equations:  are they accurate?  Ann Pharmacother, 2014:48(5):596-600.
  • Drayton SJ, Pelic CM.  Bipolar Disorder, in, Dipiro JT, Talbert RL, Yee GC, et al., eds., in, Pharmacotherapy;  A pathophysiologic approach. 9th Edition,  New York City, McGraw-Hill, 2014.
  • Drayton SJ, Davies K, Steinberg M, Leroi I, Rosenblatt A, Lyketsos C. Amantadine for executive dysfunction syndrome in patients with dementia. Psychosomatics 2004: May-Jun;45(3):205-9.