Professional Bio


  • Ph.D., Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 1998
  • B.S., Pharmacy, University of Washington, 1993

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Clinical Certifications and Expertise

  • Registered Pharmacist
  • Certified Team-Based Learning Consultant-trainer 

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Chair of Leadership Development SIG
  • Team-Based Learning Collaborative Board, President-Elect, July 2015 – June 2017
  • Alpha Sigma Nu


Research and Scholarship

Research Interests

  • Pharmacokinetic Drug Interactions
  • Drug Metabolism
  • Drug Analysis

Recent Publications

Janke KK, Nelson MH, Bzowyckyj AS, Fuentes DG, Rosenberg E , DiCenzo R.  Deliberate Integration of Student Leadership Development in Doctor of Pharmacy Programs. Am J Pharm Educ. 2016;80(1):Article 2.

Tweddell, S, Clark, D, Nelson, M (2016). Team-based learning in pharmacy: The faculty experience. Curr Pharm Teach Learn.  8(1):7-17.

Nelson, MH, Fierke, KK, Sucher, BJ, Janke, KK (2015).  Including Emotional Intelligence in Pharmacy Curricula to Help Achieve CAPE Outcomes. American Journal Pharmacy Education.  79(4): Article 48.

Nelson, M., Allison, S. D., McCollum, M., Luckey, S. W., Clark, D. R., & Paulsen, S. M. (2013). The Regis model for pharmacy education: A highly integrated curriculum delivered by Team-Based Learning TM (TBL). Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 5(6), 555–563.

Sucher, B., Nelson, M., & Brown, D. (2013). An elective course in leader development. American Journal Of Pharmaceutical Education, 77(10), 224–224. doi:10.5688/ajpe7710224

Dolder, C.R., Nelson, M.H., & Iler, C. A. (2012). The effects of mirtazapine on sleep in patients with major depressive disorder. Annals of clinical psychiatry: official journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists, 24(3), 215.

Sucher AJ, Chahine EB, Nelson M, and Sucher BJ. Prevnar 13, the New 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine. Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2011; 45:1516-24.

Smith LS, Nelson M, Naik S, Woten J. Telaprevir: an NS3/4A protease inhibitor for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C. Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2011;45:639-48.

Recent Presentations

Nelson, M., Tweddell, S., Clark, D. Team-based learning in pharmacy: the faculty experience. University Research and Scholarship Symposium, Regis University. Denver, CO: April 2014.

Ricchetti, C., Fete, M., Knutsen, S., Lalama, J., Nelson, M., & Wachernah, R. (2013). Bringing Classes Together: Developing Integrated, Team-Taught TBL Modules. 2013 Team-Based Learning Collaborative - Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.

Luckey, S.W., Sheridan, L., Nelson, M., Clapp, P., Fete, M., & Cogan, P. (2012). An Educational Model: Integration of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences delivered by Team-Based Learning for First-Year pharmacy students. 2012 AACP Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL.

Sucher, B., Nelson, M., & Brown, D. (2012). Leader-Development in a Pharm.D. Curriculum: A Novel Elective Course. 2012 AACP Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL.

Ricchetti, C., Brunner, J., Fete, M., Luckey, S., Nelson, M., (March 2, 2011) Student Perceptions on the Value and Timing Readiness Assurance Tests, Team Based Learning Collaborative Annual Meeting, St. Petersburg, FL.

Awards & Recognition

  • Honorary Visiting Lecturer in Academic Practice, Faculty of Health Studies, University of Bradford, United Kingdom, 2015-2016
  • Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit Higher Education Honor Society), 2015
  • Mortar and Pestle Award for Excellence in Leadership, 2008
  • Teacher of the Year, Wingate University School of Pharmacy, 2006
  • Ted Rowell Fellow, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, 1995-1996
  • Smith-Kline Beecham Patient Care Award, School of Pharmacy, University of Washington, 1993

Community Involvement and Service

  • Habitat for Humanity, Denver, Colorado, 2016
  • Arrupe Jesuit High School Corporate Work Study Program Training Institute, Denver, Colorado, 2014
  • Habitat for Humanity, Denver, Colorado, 2014
  • Parent Volunteer, Jefferson Academy, Westminster, Colorado, 2012-Present
  • Power Hour Tutor, Denver Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs, Denver, Colorado, 2010-2012
  • Site-Based Team, Wingate Elementary School, Wingate, North Carolina, 2007-2008
  • Presenter, Lunch & Learn Sessions, Fitzgerald Senior Center, Monroe, North Carolina, 2006
  • Early Bird Reading Program, Burcham Elementary School, Weatherford, Oklahoma, 2002-2004
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State School of Health Sciences State Fair Booth, 1999-2003