Sarah Westberg, PharmD,FCCP, BCPS

Co-Associate Dean For Clinical Affairs, College of Pharmacy

Sarah Westberg

Contact Info

swestber@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-625-4632

Office Address:
7-178 Weaver-Densford Hall

Mailing Address:
University of Minnesota
College of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems
7-159 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Co-Associate Dean For Clinical Affairs, College of Pharmacy

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems


Residency, Pharmaceutical Care Leadership, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota

PharmD, College of Pharmacy, Drake University

Summary

Expertise

Women's health, Osteoporosis, Comprehensive Medication Management, Interprofessional Practice and Education

Awards & Recognition

  • Teacher of the Semester, Spring 2017, Class of 2019, Minneapolis campus, 2017
  • Teacher of the Semester, Spring 2015, Class of 2017, Minneapolis campus, 2015
  • Inducted as Fellow in American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2013
  • Young Alumni Achievement Award from Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 2012
  • Teacher of the Semester, Spring 2010, Class of 2012, Minneapolis campus, 2010
  • Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year Award, Minnesota Pharmacist Association, 2008
  • AACP Innovations in Teaching Award, 2005
  • Teacher of the Year from Class 2007, 2003-04
  • Teacher of the Semester from Class 2007, Fall 2003
  • Rho Chi Honor Society, 1998
  • Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society, 1998

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • General medication therapy management
  • Diabetes
  • Women’s health
  • Interprofessional education
  • Osteoporosis

Publications

1. Westberg SM, Beatty SJ, Corona AR, Deines S, Gunning KM, Gurgle HE, Holtan HS, Marciniak MW, McConnell KJ, McGivney MAS, Patel, RJ. Residency Pathways to Ambulatory Care Practice: Essential insights for students, residents, and educators. Journal of American Pharmacists Association. 2017. Accepted for publication.

2. Rhee TG, Harris IM, Westberg SM. Complementary and alternative medicine in US adults with diabetes: reasons for use and perceived benefits. Journal of Diabetes. 2017 accepted for publication.

3. Westberg SM, Derr SK, Weinhandl ED, Adam TJ, Brummel AR, Lahti J., Reidt SL, Sick BT, Skiermont KF, St. Peter WL. Drug Therapy Problems Identified by Pharmacists Through Comprehensive Medication Management Following Hospital Discharge. Journal of Pharmacy Technology. 2017;33(3):96-107.

4. Schweiss S, Westberg SM, Moon J, Sorensen TD. Expanding Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Education through a Multi-Site University-Affiliated Model. Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2017. DOI: 10.1177/0897190016689368

5. Awker AL, Herbranson AT, Rhee TG, Westberg SM. Impact of a Vitamin D Protocol in Pregnancy at an Urban Women’s Health Clinic. Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2016;50:935-941.

6. Westberg, SM, Awker A, Torkelson CJ. Use of Strontium Chloride for the Treatment of Osteoporosis: A Case Report. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. 2016;22(3):66-70.

7. Harris IM, Reidt S, Lounsbery J, Moon J, Pereira C, Philbrick A, Westberg SM, Rojanasarot S. Assessment of Core Knowledge During Ambulatory Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences Using Online Modules and Pre- and Post-Testing. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. 2016;8:213-219.

8. Lounsbery JL, Pereira CR, Harris IM, Moon JY, Westberg SM, Kolar C. Tracking Patient Encounters and Clinical Skills Performed to Determine Competency in Ambulatory Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2016. 80(1): Article 14.  

Teaching

Teaching Areas

Endocrinology, women's health, diabetes

Courses

Phar 6752 Integrated Endocrinology
Phar 6226 Interprofessional Diabetes Experience

Clinical

Specialties

  • Primary Care
  • Women's Health

Clinics

Women's Health Specialists Clinic

Board Certifications

Board certified pharmacotherapy specialists

Clinical Experience Statement

Dr. Westberg provides comprehensive medication management under a collaborative practice agreement with primary care and ob/gyn providers which grants prescriptive authority for most medications for chronic conditions. Pharmacy has a strong presence in the interprofessional care team, collaborating with physicians (including attendings and residents), nurse practitioners, nurses and other clinic staff to optimize medication use for women.