Pharm. D., CDE
Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Interprofessional Education
Dr. Nichols has over 10 years experience in community, hospital, and Ambulatory Care settings in the states of Tennessee and Virginia. With extensive training and exposure to pharmacy practice in US and Sweden, Dr. Nichols was prepared to provide optimal healthcare to diverse patient populations. She established several progressive primary care clinics at the VA system that provided clinical pharmacy services in the areas of diabetes, cardiovascular, anticoagulation, and osteoporosis. She also developed an outpatient diabetes and immunization programs at Chase Drugs. Dr. Nichols provided a unique environment for the provision of Medication Therapy Management that was utilized for teaching pharmacy students and residents from five pharmacy programs in three states; Virginia Commonwealth University, Hampton University, Creighton University, East Tennessee State University, and University of Tennessee. Equipped with extensive experience in teaching and her leadership role in students pharmacy organizations Dr. Nichols’ current focus is on developing the pharmacist of the future as a primary healthcare provider.