Professional Bio


  • Pharm.D., Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Colorado Denver, 2009
  • Bachelors of Arts, Molecular, Cellular Developmental Biology, University of Colorado Boulder, 2005


Clinical Certifications and Expertise

  • Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy
  • PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, CO
  • PGY1 Residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, CO

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
  • Colorado Pharmacists Society (CPS)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
  • Academy of Health System Pharmacists (AHP)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
  • Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS)


Research and Scholarship

Research Interests

  • Treatment of DKA using the "Two-Bag" system in adult ICU patients
  • Evaluation of propofol use in a community teaching hospital ICU

Recent Publications

Sucher A, Whitehead S, Knutsen S. (2017).  Updated IDSA/ATS Guidelines on Management of Adults with HAP and VAP. U.S. Pharmacist. 42(7):12-26.

Hanselin, M. R., Martell, C. W., Knutsen, S., Haight, R. C., and Moote, R. (2016). Development of a capstone course to improve student confidence and pharmacotherapy knowledge prior to advanced pharmacy practice experiences. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 8(3), 323– 331.

Recent Presentations

Henderson M, Hegstrom S, Knutsen S, Lalama J, Hanselin MR, Moote R. Identification of essential clinical knowledge to be attained from an inpatient general medicine advanced pharmacy practice experience. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Meeting Poster: Presented December 2017.

Knutsen S, Lowe CR, Stephens E. Gasping for Air at 9,700 Feet:  Updates on Respiratory Pharmacotherapy. CPS Winter Meeting. Copper Mountain, CO: January 2017

Haight, R C, Knutsen, S, Berlau, D, Moote, R. Interventions for promoting continued student success at Regis University School of Pharmacy.  American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Annual Meeting.  Anaheim, CA.  Poster. July 23-27, 2016.

Ricchetti, C., Fete, M., Knutsen, S., Lalama, J., Nelson, M., & Wachernah, R. Bringing Classes Together: Developing Integrated, Team-Taught TBL Modules. 2013 Team-Based Learning Collaborative - Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. March 1, 2013.

Awards and Recognition

Teacher of the Year, Regis University School of Pharmacy, P3 Class, 2012