Dr. Borgelt is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Denver 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 Rocky Mountain Division. Dr. Borgelt is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist and a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
Dr. Laura Borgelt serves as a clinical pharmacy specialist at the University of Colorado A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center with Dr. Joseph Saseen. This site is the clinical teaching site for the Family Medicine Residency Program at the University of Colorado Hospital. Clinical pharmacy services include (but are not limited to): providing continuing education for medical residents involved in the University of Colorado and Denver Health programs; performing medication reviews of patients to identify and resolve drug-related problems; offering pharmacotherapy consultations; evaluating prescribing; promoting various health-system formularies; recommending cost-effective therapy; and providing patient education. Specific areas of interest and expertise include women's health (contraception, polycystic ovary syndrome, pregnancy and lactation, hormone therapy, and osteoporosis), smoking cessation, asthma, diabetes, health promotion, and disease prevention.
Dr. Borgelt has been involved with research projects related to the women's health, medication safety, cardiometabolic disorders, and faculty peer assessment. Many of these research projects have been published in the medical literature. She is the leading editor of a women’s health textbook entitled, “Women’s Health Across the Lifespan: A Pharmacotherapeutic Approach.” She has also published review articles and book chapters related to various pharmacotherapy and educational topics. Click here to see related review articles and book chapters.
Dr. Borgelt is actively involved in several committees at the School of Pharmacy and within the University. She is past-chair and current member of the Assessment Committee at the School of Pharmacy, and a member of the Faculty Council Women’s Committee and Wellness Strategic Planning Council at the University of Colorado. Outside of the University, Dr. Borgelt is President and a board member of the Colorado Pharmacists Society and is actively involved with the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (BPS) on Pharmacotherapy, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. She firmly believes that participating in professional organizations and performing community service/volunteer activities are critical components to promoting pharmacy and advocating better health for the general public.