Profile: Rustin Crutchley

Rustin Crutchley
Rustin D. Crutchley, Pharm.D., AAHIVP 
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Clinical Science and Administration
Texas Medical Center Campus
1441 Moursund Street, Room 310
Houston, TX 77030
832-842-8379 (phone)
832-842-8383 (fax)


Pharm.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY-1), University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler

HIV/Infectious Diseases Residency (PGY-2), SUNY at Buffalo

Research Interests

  • Immunomodulatory role of vitamin D in HIV-infected patients
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring and pharmacogenomics of antiretrovirals


  • PHAR 4260 Pharmacy Management I
  • PHAR 4301 Cellular Life Sciences II
  • PHAR 5581/5582 Advanced Therapeutics I/II
  • PHAR 5209 Advanced Infectious Diseases II
  • PHAR 5297Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine

Selected Publications

Patel TS, Crutchley RD, Tucker AM, Cottreau J, Garey KW. Crofelemer for the treatment of chronic diarrhea in patients living with HIV/AIDS. HIV/AIDS-Research and Palliative Care. 2013 Jul 15;5:153-62. doi: 10.2147/HIV.S30948. 

Yeo QM, Crutchley R, Cottreau J, Tucker A, Garey KW. Crofelemer, a novel antisecretory agent approved for the treatment of HIV-associated diarrhea. Drugs Today (Barc). 2013 Apr;49(4):239-52. doi: 10.1358/dot.2013.49.4.1947253.

Crutchley RD, Felton CM. Human immunodeficiency virus. In: Benavides S, Nahata MC. Pediatric Pharmacotherapy. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2013:634-69.

Crutchley RD, Gathe J, Mayberry C, Trieu A, Abughosh S, Garey KW. Risk Factors for Vitamin D Deficiency in HIV-Infected Patients in the South Central United States. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2012 May;28(5):454-9. doi: 10.1089/AID.2011.0025. 

Cottreau J, Tucker A, Crutchley R, Garey KW. Crofelemer for the treatment of secretory diarrhea. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Jan;6(1):17-23.

Abughosh S, Wu IH, Hawari F, Peters RJ, Yang M, Crutchley R, Essien EJ. Cigarette smoking among Jordanian adults. J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2012;11(2):101-12. doi: 10.1080/15332640.2012.674888. 

Abughosh S, Wu IH, Hawari F, Peters RJ, Yang M, Crutchley R, Essien EJ (2011) Predictors of Intention to Quit Cigarette Smoking among Jordanian Adult. Epidemiol 1:103. doi:10.4172/2161-1165.1000103.

Abughosh S, Wu IH, Peters RJ, Essien EJ, Crutchley R (2011) Predictors of Persistent Waterpipe Smoking Among University Students in The United States. Epidemiol 1:102. doi:10.4172/2161-1165.1000102.

Crutchley RD, Ma Q, Sulaiman A, Hochreitter J, Morse GD. Within-patient atazanavir trough concentration monitoring in HIV-1-infected patients. J Pharm Pract. 2011 Apr;24(2):216-22.

Crutchley RD, Miller J, Garey KW. Crofelemer, a novel agent for treatment of secretory diarrhea. Ann Pharmacother. 2010 May;44(5):878-84.

Rustin D. Crutchley, Amy Brilliant, Patty Fan-Havard, and Eugene Morse. Maraviroc, Antiretroviral Agents, Antiretroviral Therapy. HIV Clinical Manual. 2009.

Kristi M. Kuper, Elizabeth B. Hirsch, and Vincent H. Tam, on behalf of the Houston Infectious Diseases Network. Significant publications on infectious diseases pharmacotherapy in 2008. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2009; 66:1726-34.

Rezk NL, Crutchley RD, Yeh RF, Kashuba AD. Full validation of an analytical method for the HIV-protease inhibitor atazanavir in combination with 8 other antiretroviral agents and its applicability to therapeutic drug monitoring. Therapeutic Drug Monitoring. 2006; 28(4): 517-25.

Rezk NL, Crutchley RD, Kashuba AD. Simultaneous quantification of emtricitabine and tenofovir in human plasma using high-performance liquid chromatography after solid phase extraction. Journal of Chromatography B. 2005; 822(1-2): 201-208.

Affiliations & Professional Activities

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Society of Health System Pharmacy
  • Baylor Center For AIDS Research
  • Texas Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Editorial Appointments

  • Journal Reviewer: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition
  • Journal Reviewer: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
  • Journal Reviewer: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
  • Journal Reviewer: Lancet
  • Journal Reviewer: The American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC)

Research Training

  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy Focused Investigator Training (FIT) Program, 2011
  • STAR Health Disparities Fellowship Program, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX, 2010