Professional Bio


  • Pharm.D., University of Colorado, 2010


    Expertise & Certifications

    • Ambulatory Care
    • Geriatrics
    • Medication Therapy Management (MTM)

    Professional Memberships

    • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
    • American Pharmacists Association (APhA)- Chapter Advisor
    • American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP)
    • Colorado Pharmacists Society
    • Nonprescription Medicine Academy


    Research and Scholarship

    Research Interests
    • Geriatrics
    • Self Care
    • Ambulatory Care
    • Medicinal Chemistry-herbal analysis /li>
    • Medication Therapy Management (MTM)

    Recent Publications

    Eichner S*, Maguire M*, Shea L, Fete M. Banned and discouraged-use ingredients found in weight loss supplements. J Am Pharmacists Assoc. 2016;56(5):538-543. This article was also summarized in a consumer reports article on supplements:

    Valdez C, Shea L, Knutsen R, Hoody D.  (2014). Facilitating skill development using student-directed activities and personalized formative feedback. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. DOI: 10.1016/j.cptl.2014.07.001.

    Ricchetti, C., Shea, L. Target specific oral anticoagulants. US Pharm. 2014;39(4):69-74.

    Shea, L. (2012). Coricidin HBP Products-Why are they safer for patients with high blood pressure? Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice.

    Buffet, L., Ricchetti, C. Chronic kidney disease and hypertension: a destructive combination.US Pharm. 2012;37(6):26-29.

    Valdez, C., Johnson, L., Reiter, P., Buffet, L., Knutsen, R., Hoody, D. "Impact of student directed activities and personalized formative feedback on skills development in a large class." In: L Gomez Chova, D Mari Belenguer, I Candel Torres, editors. EDULEARN. International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies; 2011 July 4-6; Barcelona, Spain. IATED Publications, ISBN: 978-84-615-0441-1; 2011.

    Recent Presentations

    Shea L, England R, Nash J, Stratton J, Davis A, Gorman I, et al. Caring for a community: Serving the mind, body & spirit of a diverse community. Podium Presentation. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo. Denver, CO. November 2, 2016.

    Bouchard J*, Shea L, Fete M, Lourenco-Freitas E. Understanding public perception of dietary supplements. Poster presented at 2016 American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Annual Meeting,  Hollywood, FL. September 2016.

    Taylor A, Shea L, Freitas E. Examining Health Claims Provided on Dietary Supplement Packaging. American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MA. Poster presentation.  March 2016.

    Sanelli B, Willis R, Ricchetti C, Shea L, Pollard, Vatanka P. Impact of a community pharmacy-based hypoglycemia education program in patients with diabetes using insulin and/or sulfonylureas. 2015 American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. Platform presentation. 2015.

    Maguire M, Eichner S, Shea L, Fete M. Investigation of weight loss dietary supplements for banned and discouraged use ingredients. American College of Clinical Pharmacy Global Conference of Clinical Pharmacy Meeting, San Francisco, CA.  Poster Presentation. October 2015.

    Farinha T, Lanius P, Shea L, Vatanka P, Willis R, Ricchetti C. Does a community pharmacist’s intervention post-hospital discharge have an impact on 30 or 90 day smoking cessation rates? 2015 American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA.  Platform presentation.  October, 2015.

    Shea L, Nash JD, McCollum M, Nuffer W, Carter R. Engaging Community Partners to Improve Health: An Innovative Collaboration across Schools and Communities. Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Engaging in Community Education and Research (ECER) Bi-annual Meeting, Vail, CO:  Poster. September 26, 2014.

    Shea L, Lynch M. Chronic Disease Prevention Coordinator with CDPHE as a component of “WiseWoman (Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women)” education for health coaches for Colorado Health Department. Denver, CO: Live CVD 101 Seminar/Webinar. September 5, 2014.

    Shea, L., Nash, J.D., McCollum, M., Nuffer, W., Carter, R.  Engaging Community Partners to Improve Health: An Innovative Collaboration across Schools and Communities. AACP 2014 Annual Meeting, Grapevine, TX. July 2014.

    Savaryn, H.*, Caffarini, E.*, Shea, L., Fete, M., Haight, R. A chemical analysis of currently available melatonin products in the United States. University Research and Scholarship Symposium, Regis University. Denver, CO: April 2014.

    Shea, L.,Caffarini, E.* Chemical Analysis of Currently Available Melatonin Products In the United States. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) conference, Albuquerque, NM. Poster. 2013.

    Ricchetti, C., Shea, L., Schumacker, M., Nash, J.D., & Haight, R. Implementation of a Modified Team-Based Learning Medication Therapy Management Certificate Program. 2012 AACP Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. 2012.

    McCollum, M., Sucher, A.J., Haight, R., Shea, L., Lalama, J., Martell, C., & Luckey, S. W. PCAT Scores are Predictive of Student Performance in an Integrated Team-Based Learning Curriculum. 2012 AACP Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. 2012.

    Shea, L. Cough/Cold Product Drug Cards for TBL Application: In-depth discussion and evaluation of the overwhelming selection of cough & cold products. 2012 Nonprescription Medicines Academy Annual Conference. Cincinnati, OH. 2012.

    Burt, L., Berlau D.J., Buffet L., Hanselin, M., Lalama, J., Sheridan, L., Sucher, B. Overcoming Challenges in TBL: The Regis Approach, Team-Based Learning Collaborative, 11th Annual Team-Based Learning Collaborative, St. Petersburg, FL. March 2, 2012.

    Buffet, L. PharmD.  Building skill and knowledge of patient counseling in self care: emphasis on patient information gathering. Nonprescription Medicines Academy. Cincinnati, OH. October 2011.

    Buffet, L. PharmD  Osteoarthritis Treatment: Weighing the Options. Porter Hospital. Arthritis Foundation. Denver, CO.  September 2011.

    *Denotes a pharmacy student

    Awards and Recognition


    Shea, L. & Fete, M. Chemical Analysis of Currently Available Melatonin Products In the United States, Regis University - University Research and Scholarship Council (URSC), $4,350, 2012

    Community Involvement and Service

    Service to University

    • Regis Neighborhood Health - Founding member