Bennett Doughty grew up in Winthrop, Maine, and earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy in 2016. Following graduation, Doughty completed two years of residency training at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven, Conn., specializing in psychiatric pharmacy.
Doughty joined the Binghamton School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2018 as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. He also serves as a clinical psychiatric pharmacy specialist at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., where he works in crisis, inpatient and ambulatory care settings. Doughty is the program director of the Binghamton University Opioid Overdose Prevention Program (BU OOPP), a state-sponsored program that supports the training and distribution of the opioid overdose reversal agent, Narcan, to the University community. He is actively working with healthcare faculty members across Binghamton University and SUNY Upstate Medical University to form The Rural and Underserved Service Track (TRUST), a co-curricular track that aims to provide our students with unique, interprofessional experiences working with underserved populations throughout New York and Pennsylvania. Additionally, Doughty currently is the treasurer/secretary of the New York state chapter of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and serves on the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) National Consumer Relations Board.
Doughty’s research interests primarily focus on the engagement of patients in substance use disorder treatment, particularly within the opioid epidemic. Current projects examine the integration of opioid use disorder treatment into primary care settings, patient preferences in deciding treatment as well as increasing treatment options in rural communities. Outside collaborators include clinicians from the Veterans Health Administration and Yale University.
Doughty is a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and a Board-Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist (BCPP).