Danielle  Cruthirds
McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmaceutical, Social and Administrative Sciences
2217 CHS Building 2
Danielle Cruthirds arrived at Samford University six years ago after spending a few years performing pharmacology research at various institutions of higher learning. "My position at McWhorter School of Pharmacy allows me to spend my time primarily educating future pharmacists, but also to continue to foster my interest in research," she said. Along with a fellow faculty member, Cruthirds has developed and implemented aseptic technique pharmacy practice experiences into the pharmacy curriculum. In her spare time, she enjoys Cross-Fit workouts.

Degrees and Certifications

  • PhD, pharmacology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • BS, biology, Spring Hill College


  • Investigating the role of oxidants in cardiovascular and renal disease, and the possible role that medications play in the disease process
  • Educational research focused on increasing the emphasis on aseptic technique in pharmacy curriculum