A good book is food for the mind and soul. In this recurring series, St. John’s faculty share some of the titles and authors on their “must read” lists that are sure to challenge, stimulate, and delight.
Farah E. Khorassani, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor, Assistant Clinical ProfessorCollege of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
My favorite bookBrain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
My favorite author
What is one book every St. John’s student should read? The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
At the moment, I am readingThe Worry Trick by David Carbonell, Ph.D.
The one thing that everyone needs to readThe Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz
I keep meaning to get around to readingBecoming by Michelle Obama
I like to reread The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
If I wrote a book about St. John’s, the first three chapters would be
Hard Copy or eReader?
If I wrote a memoir, the title would beSpeak It into Existence
Is there a book that is essential for a successful pharmacy student to read? Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves
In conjunction with her responsibilities at St. John’s University, Dr. Khorassani is a Clinical Pharmacist in Psychiatry at Bellevue Hospital Center. There, she provides consultation to inpatient psychiatry units and educates sixth-year pharmacy students, medical students, and psychiatry residents. Her didactic teaching responsibilities on campus include teaching and coordinating in the neuropsychiatry module of the Drugs and Diseases course for fourth-year pharmacy students, and teaching fifth-year students in the Psychiatric Pharmacy elective. Dr. Khorassani also serves as the faculty advisor to the student psychiatric pharmacy organization on campus, the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists.