University of Colorado
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Mail Stop C238
12850 E. Montview Blvd. V20-1116T
Aurora, CO 80045
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building (V20)
Dr. Malhotra is the Director of Practitioner and International Development and an assistant 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.
Dr. Malhotra’s teaching focuses primarily on psychiatric pharmacy and patient centered communication in the school’s traditional and distance-based programs. As the international affairs coordinator 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 International Affairs Coordinator, 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, lead the development of an international visiting scholars program, and co-coordinated the visit of two pharmacists from Africa through the International Pharmaceutical Federation’s Pharmabridge program. She is also currently enrolled in the Global Public Health Certificate program at the Colorado School of Public Health.
Dr. Malhotra has served in leadership roles on local, state and national committees, including president of the Colorado Pharmacist Society, Colorado Pharmacist Society CE Committee chair, 9Healthfair Medical Advisory Committee, and the College of Psychiatry and Neurological Pharmacists’ Programming Committee chair. 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), and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).