Cheryl D. Cropp, Pharm.D., Ph.D., is an associate professor at Samford University's McWhorter School of Pharmacy. In addition to a Ph.D. in pharmacogenomics, Cropp has several years of experience in academia and as a clinical pharmacist. She has research expertise in finding functional genetic variants in healthy, diseased and health disparate world populations utilizing population and family data. Cropp is particularly interested in studies that enhance the understanding of the genetic determinants involved in the efficacy of pharmacotherapy of cancer. She has ongoing research projects in the areas of genetic epidemiology, pharmacogenomics and pharmacokinetics.
- Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics, University of California, San Francisco
- Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky
- B.S. Pharmacy, University of Iowa
- Genetic epidemiology
- Two-stage Study of Familial Prostate Cancer by Whole-exome Sequencing and Custom Capture Identifies 10 Novel Genes Associated with the Risk of Prostate Cancer. Eur Urol. 2021 Mar;79(3):353-361. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2020.07.038. Epub 2020 Aug 14. PubMed PMID: 32800727; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7881048.
- The Impact of African Ancestry on Prostate Cancer Disparities in the Era of Precision Medicine. Genes (Basel). 2020 Dec 8;11(12). doi: 10.3390/genes11121471. Review. PubMed PMID: 33302594; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7762993.
- Prevalence of the UGT1A1*28 promoter polymorphism and breast cancer risk among African American women in Memphis, TN. Cancer Health Disparities. 2019 Aug 19;3:e1-e12. doi: 10.9777/chd.2019.1015. PubMed PMID: 31485577; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6724729.
- ComPaSS-GWAS: A method to reduce type I error in genome-wide association studies when replication data are not available. Genet Epidemiol. 2019 Feb;43(1):102-111. doi: 10.1002/gepi.22168. Epub 2018 Oct 18. PubMed PMID: 30334581; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6330131.
- Associations of Mitochondrial and Nuclear Mitochondrial Variants and Genes with Seven Metabolic Traits. Am J Hum Genet. 2019 Jan 3;104(1):112-138. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2018.12.001. Epub 2018 Dec 27. PubMed PMID: 30595373; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6323610.
- The 677C→T variant of MTHFR is the major genetic modifier of biomarkers of folate status in a young, healthy Irish population. Am J Clin Nutr. 2018 Dec 1;108(6):1334-1341. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy209. PubMed PMID: 30339177; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6290363.
- Prostate cancer epidemiology
- Breast cancer epidemiology
- Health disparities