Stephanie Nichols, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy at Husson, an
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts, and a psychiatric and substance
use disorder (SUD) pharmacist. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the
University at Buffalo and completed a post-graduate residency at Maine Medical Center. She is
a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP).
Dr. Nichols has over a decade of experience providing direct patient care and interprofessional
teaching, and has served as a preceptor for over 75 student and resident learners. She has
won multiple awards for excellence in the areas of teaching, student precepting, and clinical
At Husson, Dr. Nichols coordinates the following courses: Pharmacotherapeutics 3, Drug
Induced Psychiatric Disease, Advanced Psychopharmacology, and Independent Research. She
also teaches topics in the following courses: Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, Substance Use
Disorders, Drug-Drug Interactions, Social/Behavioral Pharmacy, and Applied
Dr. Nichols is passionate about reducing stigma around mental illness and addiction. She has
presented to interprofessional audiences throughout the state of Maine, and in 2016 she was
awarded the Cardinal Health Generations RX Champions Award for community education
around prescription drug abuse. She has research published in the following journals: Pain, Current Psychiatry, J of Psychopharmacology, Pharmacotherapy, J of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, and
Psychosomatics. Nationally, Dr. Nichols holds the following appointments: ICER: New England Comparative Effectiveness Public Advisory Council, CPNP BCPP Recertification Editorial Review Board, and ACCP 2017 Annual Meeting Programming Committee.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time in her yard with her husband, Eric, and their dogs,
Sage and Basil. She also enjoys reading, gardening, painting, boating, and visiting lighthouses.