Professional Bio


  • Ambulatory Care/Family Medicine Pharmacy Residency (PGY2), University of Colorado School of Pharmacy, 2009-2010
  • Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY1), Providence Health & Services (Portland, OR), 2008-2009
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Colorado School of Pharmacy, 2008
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (w/ Distinction), University of Colorado, 2004


Certifications and Expertise

  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS)
  • Colorado Pharmacist License
  • Teaching Certificate, Oregon Pharmacy Teaching Certificate Program
  • APhA Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery Certificate
  • APhA Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services Certificate

Professional Memberships

  • National Lipid Association (NLA)
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
  • Colorado Pharmacists Society- Academy of Health-System Pharmacists (CPS-AHP)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
  • Rho Chi Honor Society
  • Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society


Research and Scholarship

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Hypertension
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Antiplatelet & anticoagulation therapy
  • Cardiovascular risk reduction
  • Stroke prevention
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Women's Health
  • Pharmacists' role in ambulatory care settings & healthcare delivery
  • Pharmacy education & Team-Based Learning (TBL) in Pharmacy education

Recent Publications

Hanselin, M R, Martell, C W, Knutsen S, Haight, RC, 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.

Borgelt LM, Martell CW. Estradiol valerate/dienogest: a novel combined oral contraceptive. Clinical Therapeutics, 2012; 34(1), 37–55.

Recent Presentations

White J, Martell C W.  Evidence-based Uncertainty: A Spirited, Hopeful, and Pooled Debate Over Hypertension and Cardiovascular Risk Assessment. Oregon Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2016 Fall Seminar. Portland, OR. Platform presentation. November 5, 2016.

Martell, C. Advancing Ambulatory Care: Engaging the State-wide Pharmacist Community. Roundtable Facilitator. Colorado Pharmacists Society-Academy of Health-System Pharmacists, Colorado Ambulatory Care PPMI Summit. Denver, CO. June 6, 2015.

Lalama J, Sheridan L, Martell CW. Piloting not grading applications in a Team-Based Learning™ pharmacy course. Poster presented at: 14th Annual Team-Based Learning Collaborative Conference. St. Petersburg, FL. March 2015.

Martell C, Lalama J, Fete M, Goldwire M. Update in the Drug Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease. Regis University Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, 2nd Annual Summit for Healthcare Professionals. Denver, CO. September 19, 2014.

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 LearningTM Curriculum. 2012 AACP Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. 2012.

Allison, S.D., Fete, M., Sheridan, L., Martell, C., Calderon, B., Haight, R., Buffet, L., & Paulsen, S. Creation of a Calculations Benchmark Examination: An Assessment of Pharmacy Students’ Calculation Skills. 2012 AACP Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. 2012.

Martell C, Moote R. 2012 CHEST Guidelines Update: What's New? Colorado Pharmacists Society Annual Meeting. Colorado Springs, CO. May 2012.

Awards & Recognition

  • Teacher of the Year 2014-2015, Regis University School of Pharmacy, 2015
  • Faculty APPE Preceptor of the Year 2013-2014, Regis University School of Pharmacy, 2014
  • Teacher of the Year 2011-2012, Regis University School of Pharmacy, 2012