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Stephanie Nichols, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPP

Stephanie  Nichols

Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy


Stephanie Nichols, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, joined Husson University School of Pharmacy in August 2013 as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the State University of New York, Buffalo (UB) School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. After graduation, Dr. Nichols completed a Hospital Pharmacy Practice Residency at Maine Medical Center (MMC) in Portland Maine. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS), a Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP), a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, a member of the College of Neurologic and Psychiatric Pharmacists, and a brother of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity.

Before joining Husson University, Dr. Nichols was practicing as a clinical pharmacist at Maine Medical Center for a number of years in the areas of adult medicine and psychiatry. In this role, she served as an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) preceptor for pharmacy students from many schools of pharmacy throughout New England, and beyond. Furthermore, she has provided, and expects to continue to provide extensive education to many different healthcare disciplines in a variety of settings, including: conference presentations (Maine Occupational Therapists Association, Maine Society of Health-System Pharmacists, European Association of Poison Centers and Clinical Toxicologists), formal lectures (Maine Medical Center [MMC] Psychiatry Grand Rounds, MMC Internal Medicine Physicians Conference), and formal, elective rotations in pharmacotherapy for the medical (physician) residents.

Dr. Nichols will continue to practice at MMC in Portland, Maine; MMC offers an experience to students in an innovative and forward thinking environment which is highly focused on interdisciplinary education. She will integrate Husson APPE students into the care of adult internal medicine patients, including active participation in bed-side rounding with the resident physician team, while on their Acute Care-Internal Medicine APPE rotations. She will also incorporate students into the total care of psychiatry, and geriatric psychiatry patients on a selective APPE Psychiatry rotation. This selective offers a unique opportunity for students to actively participate in the pharmacotherapy of psychiatric patients who also have dynamic and challenging medical co-morbidities.

Her research interests include: pharmacology of antidepressants and antipsychotics, fall prevention, adverse drug reactions, management of acute agitation, and optimization of medications in high risk polypharmacy patients. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time in her woods and on her house with her husband Eric, gardening, painting, and her 2 cats.