Shellina R. Scheiner, PharmD, BCGP

Assistant Professor, Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology (ECP)

Shellina R. Scheiner

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-4135

Office Address:
7-189 Weaver-Densford Hall

Mailing Address:
University of Minnesota
College of Pharmacy
Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
7-189 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Assistant Professor, Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology (ECP)

Clinical Pharmacist-Geriatrics

PharmD, University of Minnesota

BS Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh

Board Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy, Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Care Practitioner, University of Minnesota - Peters Institute

Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Training, University of Minnesota - Senior Care Clinic


Trained under the Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team Training model of care delivery, Dr Scheiner is committed to optimizing the role of medications in older adults. She has practiced in the community, ambulatory and long-term settings and is passionate about ensuring safe and effective medication use in this special population. 

She co-directs the didactic curriculum in geriatric pharmacotherapy at the college and maintains an Inter professional clinical practice site in a transitional care unit where she precepts APPE students.

Her research interests include medication appropriateness in transitions of care, polypharmacy and deprescribing.


Geriatric Pharmacotherapy

Professional Associations

  • University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Center on Aging
  • American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
  • American Geriatrics Society
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy


Research Summary/Interests

Transitions of care, polypharmacy and deprescribing.

Research Funding Grants

HRSA (Kane, PI) 09/01/07-06/30/15
Minnesota Area Geriatric Education Center
This project deals with the health and long-term care of older persons; the relationship between acute and chronic care; and quality of care.
Role: Faculty/Co-Investigator


Chapman SA, St Hill CA, Little MM, Swanoski MT, Scheiner SR, Ware KB, Lutfiyya MN. Adherence to treatment guidelines: The association between stroke risk stratified comparing CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc score levels and warfarin prescription for adult patients with atrial fibrillation. BMC health services research. , 2017, Vol.17(1). PMID: 281877

McCarthy, T, Scheiner, SR. Delirium in the LTC Setting: Think Delirium, Pay Attention and T-A-D-A MMDA Topics in Geriatric Medicine and Medical Direction 2013;


Academic Interests and Focus

Development and dissemination of complex geriatric case studies to enhance student learning

Teaching Areas

Polypharmacy, Delirium, Dementia, Osteoporosis, Hypertension


Phar 6971- Geriatric Pharmacotherapy



Transitional Care Unit, St Louis Pk, MN

Board Certifications

BCGP-Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist

Clinical Interests

Inter professional Education, Transitions of Care, Polypharmacy, Deprescribing

Clinical Experience Statement

Older adults often present with multiple chronic conditions, polypharmacy, socio-economic, functional and cognitive challenges . It is important that goals of therapy focus on health as well as quality of life . Interprofessional education and training in team-based settings is imperative in meeting the needs of older adults.

Hospital Privileges

TCU: Collaborative Practice Agreement in Medication Management of Older Adults transitioning between Hospital and Home