Our Team

Advanced Practice Providers


Lucretia Long, MS, RN, CNP

Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology; Epilepsy Nurse Practitioner

I received my BSN, MS and Nurse Practitioner Certification from Ohio State University. I have been on the OSU faculty since 1989. My areas of emphasis include epilepsy patient education and women's issues. I am well published in peer-reviewed nursing and medical journals, and I serve as a reviewer for Epilepsy and Behavior. I am a member of the local Epilepsy Foundation and the APP workgroup for the American Academy of Neurology. I am also national trainer for VNS (vagus nerve stimulation) therapy.

James McAuley, RPh, PhD

Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Neurology

In the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, I have the opportunity to interact with patients and health care providers, teach and collaborate on clinical research projects. I received my PhD in Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh. I am the associate dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Pharmacy. My clinical interests include epilepsy, pharmacy, and patient outcomes. I also work closely with the Maternal-Fetal Medicine program, providing collaborative care to pregnant women with epilepsy.
Crystal Epley

Crystal Epley, APRN-CNP

Epilepsy Nurse Practitioner

 I earned my BSN from The Ohio State University and my MSN from Ohio University in 2016. I am a board-certified family nurse practitioner working in our comprehensive epilepsy outpatient clinic and in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU). My clinical interests include epilepsy, drug-resistant or intractable epilepsy, epilepsy patient education, psychogenic non-epileptic spells (PNES) and neurostimulation. My academic interests include nursing education and quality improvement in the EMU.



James McAuley, RPh, PhD, FAPhA

Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Neurology

James McAuley is the associate dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Pharmacy. He received his bachelor's degree in Pharmacy and his PhD in Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences, both from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. McAuley’s clinical interests include epilepsy, women’s issues and pharmacotherapy.

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