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Emily Leppien

Clinical Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


Emily Leppien, PharmD, BCPS is originally from Buffalo, N.Y., and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Following graduation, she completed two years of post-graduate residency training at the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Buffalo Psychiatric Center, specializing in neurologic and psychiatric pharmacy.

Leppien joined the Binghamton University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in August 2018 as a clinical assistant professor in neurology/psychiatry within the Department of Pharmacy Practice. She also serves as a clinical neuropsychiatric pharmacy specialist at Lourdes Hospital Center for Pain and Wellness, where she provides pain management and behavioral health services as part of an interprofessional team. Her professional and research interests include opioid and non-opioid pharmacotherapy, including medical cannabis, as well as integration of behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment within pain management services. She is passionate about destigmatizing neuropsychiatric illness and chronic pain to create more effective and compassionate patient care.

Leppien currently serves as a faculty co-advisor for the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP). Additionally, she serves as the director of co-curriculum. She also is actively involved in the facilitation of Interprofessional Education (IPE) activities with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Leppien is a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).


  • PharmD, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Research Interests

  • Opioid and non-opioid pharmacotherapy
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Integrative medicine
  • Medical cannabis
  • Integration of behavioral health and substance abuse treatment within pain management services
  • Interprofessional education

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