Department of Pharmacy Practice
Associate Professor

Shari Allen, PharmD, BCPP


Office: 678-407-7342
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Dr. Allen is a clinical pharmacist with a specialty in psychiatry. At PCOM-School of Pharmacy she teaches pharmacy practice lab and a psychiatry elective, both in the fall. During the winter and spring terms, Dr. Allen teaches the therapeutics of central nervous system disorders in both Integrated Therapeutics II and III. Prior to joining PCOM-School of Pharmacy she had the opportunity to teach didactic courses as a part of her residency at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Allen has earned a teaching certificate through the University at Buffalo.

Dr. Allen has completed clinical research projects during her residency, in conjunction with her colleagues and with her PCOM – School of Pharmacy students. Research projects include:

  • Oseltamivir Use in Psychiatric Inpatients Taking Clozapine
  • Inappropriate use of Proton Pump Inhibitors in a Psychiatric Clinic and its Cost Implications
  • Evaluation of Cost Effectiveness Differences between Geodon and Abilify

Outside of teaching at PCOM Dr. Allen engages in medical mission trips, most recently to Grand Bois, Haiti with the organization ServeHaiti.

  • Education

    • PGY-2 (Psychiatry), University at Buffalo – Buffalo Psychiatric Center, 2011
    • PGY-1, University at Buffalo – Buffalo Psychiatric Center, 2010
    • PharmD, Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2009
  • Awards

    • 2011-2012 Peach Award Recipient
  • Publications

    Selected Publications

    Allen SN. Urea Cycle Disorder. Ment Health Clin. 2013;2(12):61.

    Allen SN, Augustus D. Pharmacologic Management of Stroke. US Pharm. 2012;37(2):HS-12-HS-15.

    Ojong M, Allen S. Treatment of Depression in Patients with Epilepsy. US Pharm. 2012;37(11):29-32

    Allen, S. Demler, T., Trigoboff, E., Opler, L. “Oseltamivir Use in Psychiatric Inpatients Taking Clozapine: Effect on Neuropsychiatric Events.” Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience. 2011 May; 8(5): 12–13

    Selected Presentations

    Allen, Shari (April 2013). Don’t Forget: Urea Cycle Disorder. College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Annual Meeting, Colorado Spring, CO

    Allen, Shari (October 2012) Update on New Psychiatric Medications. Georgia Osteopathic Medal Association CME Program, Suwanee, GA

  • Memberships

    • Committee Membership: CPNP – Consumer Relations Committee
    • Faculty Advisor: ASHP PCOM-SOP Student Chapter