About Laura M. Borgelt, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS
Dr. Borgelt is a 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 and a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP).
Dr. Borgelt’s teaching, practice, and research focus on patient safety and women’s health. Her initial interest in educating providers and patients about medical marijuana started about six 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 marijuana in a comprehensive manner and has provided evidence-based presentations to medical, nursing, and pharmacy organizations at the state and national level. She has served on five different working groups regarding rulemaking in the state of Colorado involving consumer safety and social issues. Through her training and experience, Dr. Borgelt has extensive knowledge of marijuana with regards to its pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, therapeutic effectiveness, and potential risks. Her evidence-based, balanced approach to identifying marijuana’s potential benefits and risks is important to determine its appropriate use.