Stephanie Nichols, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, FCCP

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Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice | University of New England College of Pharmacy

Stephanie Nichols, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, FCCP is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of New England College of Pharmacy and a Psychiatric Pharmacist at Maine Medical Center in Portland.  She graduated from the University at Buffalo with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree and completed an Inpatient Pharmacy Practice Residency at Maine Medical Center.  Dr. Nichols is dual-board certified as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and a Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP) and has received multiple awards for her excellence in both practice and teaching.  In her role at the University, she is involved in teaching mental health therapeutics, managing a Drug-Induced Psychiatric Disease course, providing medicine and mental health experiential education rotations for learners (61 and counting), and mentoring student advisees and residents in the Teaching Certificate Program.  In her role at the Health System, she is involved in providing direct patient care to patients with mental illness, providing psychopharmacotherapy consults, teaching patients and other members of the interprofessional team about pharmacotherapy, and participating in population health endeavors, including: development of policies, procedures, and pathways regarding the treatment of inpatients with Opioid Use Disorders, utilization of clozapine, and P & T formulary reviews of psychotropic medications.  While both teaching and practicing pharmacy, Dr. Nichols strives to provide, recommend, and teach evidence-based and value-based medicine.  Her research interests include: substance use disorders, psychotropic polypharmacy, and prevention, detection, and mitigation of psychotropic drug related problems.  Her group’s most recent research manuscript entitled: Prescription Drug Trafficking in Maine by McCall, Nichols, et al. will be published in an upcoming edition of Pharmacotherapy.  She is also very active in national clinical pharmacy organizations.