Lowell Anderson, DSc, FAPhA

Adjunct Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems

Lowell Anderson

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-626-5158

Office Address:
7-172 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

Adjunct Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems

Manager of the UPlan MTM network for the University of Minnesota Employee Health Plan

FAPhA, Fellow American Pharmaceutical Association, 2001

BS, University of Minnesota, 1962

DSc, Honoris Causa, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Sciences, 1995


Lowell Anderson was graduated from the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy in 1962. He practiced at Walgreens and Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, and worked in the Department of Administration, State of Minnesota, prior to entering community practice. He owned and practiced at Falcon Heights Pharmacy and Bel-Aire Pharmacy, White Bear Lake, MN before leaving practice in 2006.

He has participated vigorously in both his community and his profession. He has served as a director or officer on professional, hospital, liability insurance company, health-maintenance organization and arts boards. In addition, he has served on, or chaired, community health groups, and legislative committees of inquiry.

In his profession he has served as President of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), Minnesota Pharmacists Association & Minnesota Board of Pharmacy. He also served two terms as Treasurer of APhA. He has served on the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education, various committees for the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy and as a member of the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP).

Internationally he has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Community Practice Section of the International Pharmacy Federation (FIP), Chairman of the Working Group on Public Policy for FIP, and is now Co-Editor of the International Journal of Pharmacy (IJP)

He holds an adjunct appointment as professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems at the College of Pharmacy at the University of Minnesota.

Awards & Recognition

  • Remington Honor Medal, 2004; highest recognition by American pharmacy profession
  • Phi Lambda Sigma, (Pharmacy Leadership Society), honorary membership 2004
  • Lawrence & Delores Weaver Medal, College of Pharmacy University of Minnesota 2004
  • Fellow American Pharmaceutical Association 2001
  • Founding Distinguished Practitioner, Academy of Pharmacy, National Academies of Practice 1998
  • Premio, Dr. Hector Zayas Bazan Award, Federación Pan-Americana de Farmacia 1997
  • Honorary Member Confederación Farmacéutica Argentina 1997
  • Outstanding Achievement Award University of Minnesota Board of Regents 1995
  • Doctor of Sciences honoris causa Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Sciences 1995


Research Summary/Interests

  • Sustainable Medication Management Practice Development
  • Practice Management
  • Health-care Provider Regulation and Management
  • Leadership Development