• Laura Borgelt, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, NCMP

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Laura Borgelt, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, NCMP

University of Colorado School of Pharmacy

Dr. Borgelt is an Associate Dean and Professor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in the Departments of Clinical Pharmacy and Family Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Iowa and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Colorado. She completed a Primary Care Residency with the University of Colorado and Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Borgelt is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist, NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner, and a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP). She has been the recipient of several teaching and clinical awards and is an active member of and leader in multiple professional organizations.

Dr. Borgelt's teaching, practice, and research focus on women's health pharmacotherapy with an emphasis on reproductive health, including contraception; pregnancy and lactation; polycystic ovary syndrome; menopause; and osteoporosis. She has published numerous peer-reviewed women's health articles, several book chapters, and is an editor of the textbook entitled "Women's Health Across the Lifespan: A Pharmacotherapeutic Approach". She has presented women' health topics at local, national, and international conferences. Dr. Borgelt has served as past-chair of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy Women's Health Practice and Research Network, participated in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Expert Panel for Medication Overuse in Women/Older Adults and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) expert panel for Interprofessional Collaboration in Women's Health Curricula, and has been a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Women’s Health Curriculum Task Force.

Furthermore, her initial interest in educating providers and patients about medical cannabis started about seven years ago when she was asked clinical questions about its use in pregnant and lactating women. Since that time, she has investigated the potential effectiveness and risks of cannabis in a comprehensive manner and has provided evidence-based presentations to medical, nursing, pharmacy, and patient organizations at the state and national level. In the last two years, she estimates that her state and national presentations have helped to educate approximately 6000 healthcare providers. Her most recent publication in Pharmacotherapy that described an evaluation of cannabis effectiveness in women with migraine headaches reached more reads than another article in the journal for 2016.

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