Britny R. Brown, Pharm.D., BCOP


Dr. Brown is a Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Rhode Island. Her clinical practice site is Smilow Cancer Care Center at Westerly Hospital. 


oral anticancer therapy, medication access


Board Certified in Oncology Pharmacy, 2016
PGY-2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, 2014-2015
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Hahnemann University Hospital, 2013-2014
Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy, 2013

Selected Publications

Google Scholar

Awards and Honors

The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy Professor of the Year (2023)

40 Under 40 In Cancer (2023)

The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy Professor of the Year (2022)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Award, Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association (2022)

Richard P. Welch Award Nominee, Women & Infants Hospital (2021)

Living the Mission Award, National Community Oncology Dispensing Association (2019)

From Out of the Blue Award, Women & Infants Hospital Oncology Fellows (2019)

Faculty Member of the Year, University of Rhode Island (2019)

Leadership Experience

Dr. Brown is an active member of the Hematology Oncology Pharmacists Association (HOPA) and served as inaugural Vice Chair to their DEI Task Force from 2021-2022, to which she remains an active member. She previously served as chair of the Oral Chemotherapy Education Committee for the National Community Oncology Dispensing Association from 2018-2020, followed by the Intravenous Chemotherapy Education Committee from 2020-2021. In 2021, Dr. Brown, along with nine other pharmacists from across the country, started PharmGradWishlist, a mutual aid movement to support racially and ethnically minoritized trainees as they matriculate into the profession.

At URI, Dr. Brown has served on the Diversity & Globalization Committee since starting at the university in 2017 and currently serves as Co-Chair. In addition, she is the faculty advisor for the NCODA Student Group, as well as co-advisor for the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) and Timmy Global Health (TGH) URI Chapters.


Co-Coordinator, Clinical & Therapeutic Sciences VI (PHP528) and corresponding recitation

Co-Coordinator, Understanding Cancer: Basics and Beyond (PHP203G)

Professional Memberships

Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA)

National Community Oncology Dispensing Association (NCODA)