Heather Blue, PharmD, BCPS

Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Heather Blue

Contact Info


Office Phone 218-726-6016

Fax 218-726-6500

Office Address:
109 Life Science

Mailing Address:
1110 Kirby Dr
232 Life Science
Duluth, MN 55812-3003

Administrative Assistant Name
Anna Foster

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Residency, Mercy and Unity Hospitals, Coon Rapids, MN

Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota


As the pharmacist in the emergency department, I am the medication expert on the healthcare team. Together, we must think critically and communicate efficiently to care for our patients. We need to apply the best available evidence in making medication decisions. In my teaching, I strive to engage students in this process, encouraging them to build upon their knowledge becoming lifelong learners.  

Awards & Recognition

Awarded Teacher of the Class University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy Duluth Campus - Class of 2019 

Awarded the Minnesota Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists Outstanding Pharmacist Award (2019) 

Inducted into the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center's Academy of Excellence in Clinical Practice in 2018

Professional Associations

American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP)
American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP)
Minnesota Pharmacists Association (MPhA)


Research Summary/Interests

My research is focused on the development of pharmacy services in the emergency department. I am also studying the knowledge and beliefs of healthcare professionals regarding naloxone education and distribution. I am working on increasing the education regarding naloxone for healthcare professionals and pharmacy students.


Academic Interests and Focus

Bridging didactic learning with clinical practice; Helping learners develop critical thinking skills they can use in clinical practice; Supporting clinical preceptors in their experiential education roles.

Teaching Areas

Acute Care; Infectious Diseases; Precepting


    PHAR6786 Acute Patient Care Pharmacotherapy;

    PHAR7353/PHAR7354 Introductory Institutional-Practice Pharmacy Experience;

    PHAR6768 Infectious Diseases


Board Certifications

BCPS--Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist

Clinical Interests

Acute care; Emergency medicine; Substance Use Disorder; Transitions of Care; Care of geriatric patients

Clinical Experience Statement

After my residency, I spent eight years at Mercy Hospital working in a variety of acute care settings including critical care and emergency medicine. At St. Luke's, I have designed and implemented pharmacy services in their emergency department.

Hospital Privileges

St. Luke's Hospital