Dr. Sherwood earned her B.S. and Pharm.D. degrees at the University of Connecticut. She completed her residency in psychiatric pharmacy practice and psychopharmacology at Nova Southeastern University and South Florida State Hospital, and in 2007 was named the Resident of the Year by the South Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists. She is also a Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist.
She comes to UNE after serving as Assistant Professor for the Gregory School of Pharmacy at Palm Beach Atlantic University and Clinical Specialist in Psychiatric Pharmacy at the Center for Behavioral Health at Memorial Regional Hospital. Though she was involved in several courses, her primary focus remains the same in coordinating and instructing psychiatry and neurology in therapeutics, and precepting students in psychiatry and ambulatory care in psychiatric pharmacy.
Prior to becoming a full time professor, she served as both a Clinical Pharmacist in Internal Medicine and Clinical Specialist in Psychiatric Pharmacy at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. Her position required monitoring psychiatric patients in the psychiatric emergency department, child and adolescent unit, detoxification unit, and adult units which included a specialized thought disorder unit and geriatric care. She also provided consultations for the entire Memorial Healthcare System of hospitals involving psychopharmacology. During her time there, she precepted several residents for the hospital and students in psychiatric pharmacy for Mercer University, Florida A&M University, and Nova Southeastern University. She also taught as an adjunct professor coordinating pharmacology for the School of Nursing at Broward College. In addition, she instructed for various courses at the College of Pharmacy and for the Center of Psychological Studies at Nova Southeastern University.
Dr. Sherwood serves as a national committee member for the Student Committee on the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) and as Faculty Development Committee member for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). She has also represented the AACP as a member of the Mental Health Workgroup to Pharmacy Quality Alliance. She is currently serving as the College of Pharmacy Senator to the University Faculty Assembly at UNE, and has previously served as the College Representative. She is the founding faculty advisor for UNE's chapter of Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS), the Pharmacy Leadership Honor Society, which inducted its first members in Spring 2011. She is also the UNE faculty advisor for Alpha Zeta Omega professional pharmacy fraternity. In addition, she is an active member in several college, state and national organizations, including AACP, CPNP, ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists), APhA (American Pharmacists Association) and MPA (Maine Pharmacists Association). She has written several articles which have appeared in peer-reviewed publications such as the Journal of Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacy and Therapeutics, and Drug Topics. She has also authored book chapters on substance-use disorders in Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice (Chrisholm-Burns, et al.) and on sleep disorders in Applied Therapeutics: The Clinical Use of Drugs (Koda-Kimble, et al.). She also serves as key personnel as an SBIRT trainer and College of Pharmacy Champion on a 3-year federal grant awarded by SAMHSA to the University of New England.
Dr. Sherwood is very happy to be part of the College of Pharmacy at UNE and living in Maine. She enjoys the seasonal activities available in the Portland area and when time permits, you will likely find her at the beach with her family, running, mountain climbing, or skiing.
Doctorate in Pharmacy
University of Connecticut
Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy
University of Connecticut
Board Certifications and Licenses
Licensed Pharmacist, Florida
Licensed Pharmacist, Maine
Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist
Immunization Administration Certification, Florida & Maine
Psychopharmacology and Psychiatric Pharmacy Practice
Nova Southeastern University & South Florida State Hospital
Fort Lauderdale & Pembroke Pines
Clinical Psychopharmacology Specialist, Spring Harbor Hospital
- Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for Substance-Use Disorders
- Stigma Associated with Mental Illness among Healthcare Professionals
- Sedative-Hypnotic Prescribing in Psychiatry
- Antidepressant Usage in Cancer Patients
SBIRT Trainer and College of Pharmacy Champion serving as key personnel on a federal grant awarded to the University of New England by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for "Collaborative SBIRT Training for Maine’s Future Health Profession Leaders"
Pilot Project Award Grant from the Office of Patient and Population Oriented Research at the University of New England: "Antidepressant Prescribing Patterns in Solid Tumors: A Pilot Study Assessing Data Quality of the Maine All-Payer Claims Database for Conducting Cancer Pharmacoepidemiological Studies"