Goal: We will provide education to improve pharmacist competencies to ensure optimal patient outcomes, meet the educational requirements for re-licensure, and satisfy the long-term learning needs of pharmacists.

Mission: We will provide an expanding range of educational activities that promote problem solving and/or critical thinking to support the continuing professional development of pharmacists.

  • Reach a growing number of pharmacists with a primary focus on pharmacists in Colorado
  • Inform pharmacists of the latest trends in evidence-based practice
  • Promote interprofessional collaborative care
  • Incorporate the application and practice of knowledge, skills, and attitudes
  • Facilitate the expanding scope of pharmacy practice

The CPD Advisory Board provides input and direction to the work of the CPD office. The following people are members of the CU CPD Advisory Board

Chair: Jodie Malhotra, PharmD, Director of Practitioner and International Development; School of Pharmacy


  • Blair Gifford, PhD, Professor, Global Health Management, Business School & CGH, UC Denver
  • Meghan Jeffres, PharmD, Associate Professor, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Ryan Leyland, PharmD, King Soopers #63 Pharmacy Manager
  • Jason McCanless, Pharm.D., Medical Science Liaison – Vaccines, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
  • Colleen O’Connor, PharmD, Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator, Montrose Memorial Hospital
  • Ruth Nemire, PharmD, EdD, CEO ASK Educational Games, LLC
  • Joseph Saseen, PharmD, Professor and Vice Chair, Clinical and Academic Programs; School of Pharmacy
  • Rachel Wagmaister, BA, CE/DDP Program Coordinator, Skaggs School of Pharmacy
  • Emily Zadvorny, PharmD, BCPS, Executive Director, Colorado Pharmacists Society (CPS)
Jodie Malhotra

Jodie Malhotra PharmD

Director of Practitioner and International Development, Associate Professor
  • Department of Clinical Pharmacy

Email Address:jodie.malhotra@cuanschutz.edu

Primary Phone:303-724-6487

Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building

12850 East Montview Boulevard

1st Floor Room 1116T

Aurora, CO 80045

Dr. Malhotra is the Director of Practitioner and International Development and an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Malhotra graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Lake Forest College. She then continued on to receive her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. She completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency with an emphasis in Primary Care at the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center and a Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice Residency at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System. Dr. Malhotra was an Assistant Professor in Pharmacy Practice at the University of the Incarnate Word and an Assistant Professor in Pharmacy Practice and the Experiential Education Director at Regis University School of Pharmacy. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy, she served as the Psychiatric Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for the Behavioral Health Services and in the Managed Care department at the Denver Health Medical Center.

As the Director of Practitioner and International Development for the school, she is responsible for leading communication and relationship-building with international contacts, promoting international academic programs, serving as a liaison with local and international pharmacy faculty to develop didactic and/or experiential curricula, coordinating the clinical training and development of international faculty, and coordinating the development of site-specific international programs.

Dr. Malhotra’s experience in global health started early in her career with the opportunity to collaborate and present at Clinical Pharmacy Week in Austria. She also participated in medical mission trips to Nicaragua and Jamaica. As Director of Practitioner and International Development, she has coordinated the development and implementation of the new ACPE-accredited Internationally-Trained PharmD (ITPD) Program, assisted with curriculum development and served as a visiting professor at the Istanbul Kemerburgaz University School of Pharmacy, established an interprofessional APPE rotation at a new medical facility operated by the Colorado School of Public Health in Guatemala. Additionally, she led the development of an international visiting scholars program, and co-coordinated the visit of guests through the International Pharmaceutical Federation’s Pharmabridge program since 2016. She has created training programs for pharmacists around the world, including a PharmD program in Cairo, an ambulatory care training program in Qatar, and a preceptor development program that has been offered in multiple international settings.

Dr. Malhotra’s teaching focuses primarily on psychiatric pharmacy, global health, and patient centered communication. She teaches in the school’s traditional and distance-based programs. Dr. Malhotra has served in leadership roles on local, state, national, and international committees, including president of the Colorado Pharmacist Society, Colorado Pharmacist Society CE Committee chair, 9Healthfair Medical Advisory Committee, College of Psychiatry and Neurological Pharmacists’ Programming Committee chair, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Nominations Committee co-chair, American College of Clinical Pharmacy Global Health PRN chair, and International Pharmacy Federation Academic Pharmacy Section Working Group project lead, . She is a member of the Colorado Pharmacists Society (CPS), International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), College of Psychiatric and Neurological Pharmacists (CPNP), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), and American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).

U.S. Mail & Deliveries

Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education
CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
12850 E. Montview Blvd., V20-1118
Aurora, CO 80045

General Correspondence

email: sop.continuingeducation@ucdenver.edu
Fax: 303-724-3732
Please confirm all faxes via telephone or email.