Elizabeth W Covington
Assistant Professor
McWhorter School of Pharmacy
Office: 1432 CHS Building 1
Email: ecovingt@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-2043

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Elizabeth Covington has always believed in the Samford University value of service to God, family, one another and the community. Covington’s professional and research interests include antimicrobial stewardship strategies, as well as innovations in infectious disease education. She maintains an active practice site at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, AL, serving as a clinical pharmacy specialist on a general medicine floor. In her spare time, Covington enjoys Auburn football, baking, spending time with her family and loving on her pets.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Pharm. D., Auburn University
  • B. S., Chemistry, Furman University
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, DCH Regional Medical Center

Awards and Honors 

  • American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) Gateway to Research Award, 2015-2016
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Research Institute (RI) Futures Award, 2015-2016
  • Harrison School of Pharmacy President’s Award, 2016
  • Phi Lambda Sigma, 2014
  • Rho Chi, 2014


  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
  • Alabama Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ALSHP)


  • Inpatient internal medicine, infectious disease


  • Covington EW, Baldwin BJ, Warren E. Pharmacy-Led β-Lactam Allergy Interview (BLAI) Reduces Duration of Fluoroquinolones Within a Community Hospital. Ann Pharmacother. 2019. Epub ahead of print.  doi: 10.1177/1060028019826223

  • Durham S, Covington EW, Clemmons K. Hepatotoxicity upon using niacin to pass a drug test: a case report. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2018;58(5):564-567. doi: 10.1016/j.japh.2018.04.033 (corresponding author)

  • Covington EW, Roberts MZ, Dong J. Procalcitonin monitoring as a guide for antimicrobial therapy: a review of current literature. Pharmacotherapy. 2018;38(5):569-581. doi: 10.1002/phar.2112

  • Covington EW, Eure S, Carroll D, Freeman C. Impact of procalcitonin monitoring on duration of antibiotics for patients with pneumonia and/or sepsis in a community hospital setting. J Pharm Technol. 2018;34(3):109-116.doi:10.1177/8755122518756333

  • Garza KB, Owensby JK, Braxton Lloyd K, Wood E, Hansen RA. Pilot Study to Test the Effectiveness of Different Financial Incentives to Improve Medication Adherence. Ann Pharmacother. 2015;50(1):32-38. doi: 10.1177/1060028015609354.

  • Hawthorne B, Fan-Hagenstein H, Wood E, Smith J, Hanks T. Study of the Halogen Bonding between Pyridine and Perfluoralkyl Iodide in Solution Phase Using the Combination of FTIR and 19F NMR. Int J of Spectrosc. 2013. doi: 10.1155/2013/216518