Andrea Franks, Pharm.D., BCPS

Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine,Graduate School of Medicine

Tel: (865) 974-2357

Teaching Profile

Dr. Andrea Franks is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy and in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine.  Her clinical practice, teaching, and research site is in inpatient and outpatient Family Medicine at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.  In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Franks teaches throughout the Pharm.D. curriculum.  She serves as a preceptor for the Family Medicine Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience, and for University of Tennessee Medical Center PGY-1 and PGY-2 pharmacy residents.  Dr. Franks has received several teaching awards and has presented local, regional, and national presentations and workshops regarding teaching and learning.  She is engaged in campus and college committees and initiatives related education and curriculum.



University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy, Memphis, Tennessee

ASHP-Accredited Clinical Pharmacy Residency, Geriatrics Specialty, Veterans Affairs Medical       Center, Memphis, TN

Honors and Awards

Academic Leadership Fellows Program, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP); Alexandria, Virginia  (2011-2012)

University of Tennessee Student Government Association Executive Council Excellence in Teaching        Award (2007, 2012)

Most Influential Professor, Knoxville Campus, (2009, 2010, 2012)

Honors and Awards Convocation Speaker, UTHSC College of Pharmacy (2009)

Teacher of the Year Award Recipient - UT College of Pharmacy, AACP (2008, 2012)

University of Tennessee National Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award (2008)

Professional Memberships

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)

American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)

Kappa Psi Professional Pharmaceutical Fraternity

Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society (1990)

Rho Chi Pharmacy Scholastic Honor Society (1990)

Board Certification

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)

Select Publications

Book Chapters 

Franks AS. Incontinence. In:  M. Katz, KR Matthias, M. Chisholm-Burns, ed.  Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice Study Guide, 3rd edition. McGraw- Hill Education.  New York, NY; 2014:245-247.


Franks AS. Women’s Health. In: Gourley DR, Eoff JC, eds. APhA’s Complete Review for Pharmacy, 10th edition. Washington, DC: American Pharmacists Association; 2013:403-419.

Peer Reviewed Publications

 Lee PH, Franks AS, Barlow PB, Farland MZ. Hospital readmission and emergency department use based on prescribing patterns in patients with severely uncontrolled type 2 diabetes mellitus. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics 2014;16(3):150-5. doi:10.1089/dia.2013.0168

Suda KJ, Guirguis AB, Easterling JL, Franks AS. Online education: student pharmacist exposure and perceptions. Pharmacy Education 2013:13(1):172-176.

Shoulders BS, Franks AS, Barlow PB, Williams JD, Farland MZ. Impact of pharmacists’ interventions and simvastatin dose restrictions. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2014;48(1):54-61.                              

Farland MZ, Sicat BL, Franks AS, Pater KS, Medina MS, Persky AM. Best practices for implementing team-based learning in pharmacy education. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2013;77(8):Article 177.

Franks AS. Teacher Topics: Enhancing team-based active learning through hands-on experience with nicotine replacement therapy.  American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2013;77(6):Article 128.

Allen RE, Copeland J, Franks AS, Karimi R, McCollum M, Riese DJ, Lin AYF.  Team-Based Learning (TBL) in US Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy.  American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2013;77(6):Article 115.

Farland MZ, Byrd DC, McFarland MS, Thomas JL, Franks AS, George CM, Gross BN, Guirguis AB, Suda KJ. Pharmacist-physician collaboration for diabetes care: the diabetes initiative program. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2013;47:781-9. Published online ahead of print 8 May 2013. doi: 10.1345/aph.1S079

Ray SM, Helmer RS, Stevens AB, Franks AS, Wallace LS. Clinical utility of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease knowledge questionnaire. Family Medicine. 2013;45(3):197-200.

Franks AS, Lee PH, George CM. Pancreatitis: a potential complication of liraglutide? Annals of Pharmacotherapy.  2012;46:1547-53.doi:10.1345/aph.1Q789

Franks AS, Givens CB, Stevens AB. Pharmacy residents and students as an adjunct to current smoking cessation education. Pharmacy Practice. 2012 Apr-Jun; 10(2):92-6.


Ray SM, Wylie DR, Rowe AS, Heidel RE, Franks ASPharmacy student knowledge retention after completing either a simulated or written patient case.  American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2012;76(5):Article 86.

Ray SM, McMillen JC, Treadway SA, Helmer RS, Franks AS. Indacaterol – a novel long-acting β2-agonist. Pharmacotherapy. 2012;32(5):456–474.

 Farland MZ, Franks AS, Byrd DC, Thomas JL, Suda KJ. Development of a primary care pharmacist practice-based research network. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2012;4:150-4.


Suda KJ, Bell GC, Franks AS.  Faculty and student perceptions of effective study strategies and materials.  American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2011;75(10): Article 201.

Guglielmo BJ, Edwards DJ, Franks AS, Naughton CA, Schonder KS, Stamm PL, Thornton P, Popovich NG. A critical appraisal of and recommendations for faculty development. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2011;75(6): Article 122. doi: 10.5688/ajpe756122

Lee PH, Franks AS, Stockton MD. Acute pancreatitis associated with liraglutide. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2011;45:e22. doi 10.1345/aph.1P714.

Zingone MM, Franks AS, Guirguis AB, George CM, Howard-Thompson A, Heidel RE.  Comparing team-based and mixed active-learning methods in an ambulatory care elective course.  American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2010;74(9): Article 160.

Guirguis AB, Ray SM, Zingone MM, Airee A, Franks AS, Keenum AJ. Smoking cessation: barriers to success and readiness to change. Tennessee Medicine October 2010:103(9):45-49.

Gray-Winnett MD, Davis CS, Yokley SG, Franks AS. From dispensing to disposal: the role of student pharmacists in medication disposal and the implementation of a take-back program. Journal of the  American Pharmacists Association. 2010:50:613-618. doi: 10.1331/JAPhA.2010.09197

Thomas JL, Dunn D, Pelletier A, Franks AS. Hyperprothrombinemia as a result of a possible warfarin and intravaginal miconazole interaction. Southern Medical Journal. 2010:103(10):1063-1065.

 Hope NH, Ray SM, Franks AS, Heidel E. Impact of an educational intervention on steroid prescribing and dosing effect on patient outcomes in COPD exacerbations. Pharmacy Practice 2010 Jul-Sep;8(3):162-166.

Maples P, Franks AS, Ray SM, Stevens AB, Wallace LS. Development and validation of a low-literacy Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease knowledge Questionnaire (COPD-Q) Patient Education and Counseling. 2010;81:19-22. doi:10:1016/j.pec.2009.11.020.

Rackham D, Ray SM, Franks AS, Bielak K, Pinn T. Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant
Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Carriage in a College Student Athlete Population. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine 2010;20(3):185-8.

Franks AS. Teachers’ Topics: Using course survey feedback to encourage learning and application of concepts learned in a self-care and nonprescription medications course. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2009;73(8): Article 153.

Givens CB, Bullock LN, Franks AS. Safety of concomitant tamoxifen and warfarin. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2009;43:1867-71.

Franks AS, Ray SM, Wallace LS, Keenum AJ, Weiss BD. Do medication samples jeopardize patient safety? Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2009;43:51-6.