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Kelsey Schmuhl, PharmD, BCACP

Assistant Professor - Clinical

Pharmacy Practice and Science

Professional Interests

Dr. Schmuhl’s primary professional interest is caring for patients with substance use disorders (SUD) and implementing harm reduction strategies both on and off campus. She actively works to educate healthcare professional students across Ohio to care for patients with SUD in a collaborative and effective way. Her research focuses on medication use for SUD, SUD education, harm reduction, and innovative pharmacy practice. Dr. Schmuhl is also passionate about mentoring undergraduates, professional students, and pharmacy residents and serving as a resource for students during their educational and professional journeys.


Kelsey Schmuhl, PharmD, BCACP is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy in the Division of Pharmacy Practice and Science at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. She received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from The Ohio State University before completing two years of postgraduate training with an emphasis on community and ambulatory care pharmacy, medication access, pharmacy education, and caring for patients with substance use disorders.

Dr. Schmuhl serves as a clinical pharmacist in the Adolescent Medicine clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital where she provides pharmacy services in both the Substance Use Treatment and Recovery (STAR) program and THRIVE program for gender diverse youth. She also provides pharmacy services in the Primary Care Addiction Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. 

At the college of pharmacy, Dr. Schmuhl teaches Introduction to Pharmacy to undergraduate students and topics related to substance use disorder in the Doctor of Pharmacy program. She also serves as co-chair of the Admissions Committee. 


  • 2024, Pharmacist Training Program for Long-Acting Injectables, Ohio Pharmacists Association
  • 2023, Interprofessional Facilitator Certificate, Texas Interprofessional Education Consortium
  • 2021, Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, Board of Pharmacy Specialties
  • 2020, Tobacco Treatment Specialist
  • 2019, Practice-Based Academic Fellowship with an Emphasis in Behavioral Health and Addiction, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • 2019, Teaching Certificate, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
  • 2018, PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
  • 2017, Doctor of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy
  • 2012, Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Ohio State University


  • 2023, Preceptor of the Year
  • 2023, Ohio Pharmacists Association Under 40 Award
  • 2021, Award for Distinguished Teaching in BSPS
  • 2020, Ohio Pharmacists Association Generation Rx Award
  • 2018, The Ohio State University Alumni Association William Oxley Thompson Award for Early Career Achievement