Felton earned a B.S. in Pharmacy and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses broadly on solid dosage forms with an emphasis on polymeric film coating and modified release delivery systems. She oversees the formulation development of drug products for clinical trials at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Cooperative Studies Program.

Personal Statement

Different polymers are used to achieve different drug release profiles and Felton first became interested in using these excipients to modify drug release when she started graduate school.

Areas of Specialty

Polymeric film coating
Modified release delivery systems, including sustained release, delayed release, and taste masking


PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 1997 (Pharmaceutics)
BS, University of Texas at Austin, 1986 (Pharmacy)

Research and Scholarship

Felton’s primary research interests are focused broadly on modified release drug delivery systems and more specifically on polymeric film coating technology. Ongoing studies are investigating the film-tablet interface, novel methodologies to characterize properties of coated solids, and the influence of formulation and processing variables on product performance. Another research area of interest involves formulation development, blinding, and cGMP manufacturing of solid dosage forms for use in clinical trials, through her joint appointment with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Cooperative Studies Program.