Professional Bio


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


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 & Scholarship

Research Interests

Pharmacokinetic Drug Interactions
Drug Metabolism
Drug Analysis

Recent Publications

Janke KK, Nelson MH, Bzowyckyj AS, Fuentes DG, Rosenberg E, DiCenzo R. (2014). Deliberate Integration of Student Leadership Development in Doctor of Pharmacy Programs; available at

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.

Dolder C, Nelson M, Stump A. Pharmacological and clinical profile of newer antidepressants: implications for the treatment of elderly patients. Drugs Aging. 2010;27:625-40.

Smith LS, Nelson MH, Dolder CR. Certolizumab Pegol: A TNF-á Antagonist for the Treatment of Moderate-to-Severe Crohn's Disease. Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2010;44:333-342.

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.

Luckey S, Nelson M, Sucher A, Sucher B, Moote R, Clark D, Allison S, McCollum M, Paulsen S. Supporting Active Learning in Teams: Using Team-Based Learning (TBL) to Deliver an Integrated Pharmacy Curriculum, 2010 AACP Annual Meeting & Seminars, July 10-14, 2010, Seattle, WA.

Malhotra J, Clark D, Nelson M. Using Team-Based Learning (TBL) to Deliver the APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Training Program to Student Pharmacists, 2010 AACP Annual Meeting & Seminars, July 10-14, 2010, Seattle, WA.

Luckey S, Paulsen S, Nelson M, Borges N, McCollum M. Assessment of Peer Evaluation Effectiveness in a School of Pharmacy Team-Based Learning Curriculum, Team-Based Learning Collaborative 2010 Meeting, March 2010, New Orleans, LA.