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Melanie Hyte, PharmD, BCIDP

Melanie Hyte
Melanie Hyte, PharmD, BCIDP
Assistant Professor for Pharmacology
Department/Discipline: Pharmacology
Campus: Auburn
Office: 237
Fax: 334-442-4096
Email: Contact
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Dr. Hyte received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Auburn University School of Pharmacy in 2002 and completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama in 2003 where she received practical experience treating various diagnoses in diverse patient populations. Following her residency training, she served as a clinical pharmacist in an inpatient setting where she gained experience in all areas of inpatient pharmacy. Dr. Hyte then transitioned to a specialized position as the Antimicrobial Stewardship Coordinator at a different facility and developed an antimicrobial stewardship program that later became an Infectious Disease Society of America Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence in 2020. This specialized position afforded her the opportunity to serve as a preceptor for both pharmacy residents and students. In addition, she provided lectures to family medicine and internal medicine medical residents on a regular basis.  In 2021, she became a Board-Certified Infectious Diseases Pharmacist (BCIDP) from the Board of Pharmacy Specialties. In late 2021, Dr. Hyte had a two-fold changeover from clinical pharmacy practice to academia and research when she joined the faculty of VCOM-Auburn. She enjoys teaching pharmacology in the first and second year of the pre-clinical curriculum, mentoring students and pursuing her scholarly interests.


Year University Degree


Huntsville Hospital - Huntsville, Alabama

Pharmacy Practice Residency


Harrison School of Pharmacy Auburn University - Auburn, Alabama

Doctor of Pharmacy PharmD

Research Interests

Dr. Hyte’s research interests include antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial stewardship, and pharmacogenomics/precision medicine. Currently, she is collaborating with an ambulatory care pharmacist and a local clinic to investigate how patient data can be used to optimize pharmacological management of patients suffering with diabetes mellitus.


  • 2020 IDSA Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence
  • July 2019 Joint Commission Best Practices Library –MAO EMR collaboration
  • 2017 BMCS Pharmacy Residency Program Cultivation Award for Best Practice Coach
  • 2016 BMCS Pharmacy Residency Program Cultivation Award for Best Practice Coach


  • Alabama Infectious Disease Society (ALIDS)
  • Alabama Pharmacy Association (APA)
  • Alabama Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (ALHSP)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacists (ACCP)
  • Southeastern Research Group Endeavor (SERGE-45)

Selected Publications

Year Faculty Citation PMID
2023 Melanie Hyte, David Redden, Kenny Brock

Hyte M, Clark C*, Pandey R*, Redden D, Roderick M, Brock K. How COVID-19 impacted CAUTI and CLABSI rates in Alabama. Am J Infect Control. 2023 May 30:S0196-6553(23)00381-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2023.05.014. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37263421; PMCID: PMC10226899.

2022 Melanie Hyte

Hyte ML, Arphai LJ, Vaughn CJ, Durham SH. The Role of Bezlotoxumab for the Prevention of Recurrent Clostridioides difficile Infections: A Review of the Current Literature and Paradigm Shift after 2021. Antibiotics (Basel). 2022 Sep 7;11(9):1211. doi: 10.3390/antibiotics11091211. PMID: 36139989.

2021 Melanie Hyte

Lallani SB, Hyte M, Trieu E, Reyes-Sacin C, Doan N. Use of an Intracranial Drain as a Conduit for Treatment of an Intracranial Streptococcus intermedius Abscess. Cureus. 2021 Apr 21;13(4):e14613. doi: 10.7759/cureus.14613. PMID: 34040913.