Lauren Schlesselman, PharmD

Associate Clinical Professor, Pharmacy Practice (Affiliate)


Research Overview

Because my position as Director of Assessment & Accreditation pulls me away from clinical practice, my health focus has shifted to that of our students, in particular how they deal with stress and their heavy workload. Unfortunately, some students turn to drugs and alcohol to handle this stress. As students who will have significant access to medications before and after graduation, turning to these substances puts their current health and future careers in jeopardy. As such, I have begun working on evaluating the use of alcohol and other substances in health profession students. I have published on pharmacy student use of alcohol, along with faculty views on alcohol use. Currently I have a project in development with other schools to evaluate the use of stimulant medications in health profession students. After evaluating the extent of the problem, I plan to transition into prevention techniques and the long-term impact of abuse on their careers.

Education

Doctor of Pharmacy 1998 (University of Georgia)

Masters, Educational Psychology 2012 (University of Connecticut)

Bachelors, Pharmacy 1994 (University of Connecticut)

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Emaillauren.schlesselman@uconn.edu
Phone860.486.6026
Mailing AddressSchool of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmacy Practice
69 North Eagleville Road, Unit 3092
Storrs, CT 06269-3092