Keri Hager, PharmD, BCACP

Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Keri Hager


Office Phone
Office Address

211 Life Science
1110 Kirby Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
United States

Administrative Assistant

Anna Foster


Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, College of Pharmacy
Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences


University of Minnesota/SuperiorHealth Two Harbors, MN

PharmD, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy

Bachelors of Science in Geological Sciences - University of Minnesota Duluth

Licensures and Certifications

Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP)

Academic Interests

Pharmaceutical Care Practice Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice

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Dr. Hager joined the faculty of the College of Pharmacy in 2009. Prior to joining the faculty, she developed and implemented ambulatory clinical pharmacy services at multiple clinics for SuperiorHealth Center (now Essentia Health). After serving as the Director of the University of Minnesota Duluth Medication Therapy Management Clinic for nine years, she shifted her clinical focus on bridging care for individuals with opioid use disorder through comprehensive medication management across health care and treatment settings. Her teaching spans the first year to the fourth year of the professional PharmD curriculum. Her practice, teaching, and research focuses on developing an interprofessional collaboration-ready primary care workforce to improve health of the community.


Primary Care, Comprehensive Medication Management, Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice

Practice philosophy:
I believe that the pharmacist is an important member of the health care team. My role on the health care team, and responsibility to the patient, is to meet the drug-related needs of each individual patient in a caring and compassionate manner. This is not a responsibility I take lightly. Rational drug use is essential to meeting the needs of patients and minimizes drug-related morbidity and mortality.

Awards & Recognition

University of Minnesota Extension Dean's Distinguished Diversity and Inclusion Award, 2020

This award was bestowed upon the Extension/College of Pharmacy/community partner team for their work in opioid-related prevention, intervention and recovery efforts in Minnesota and South Dakota rural and Tribal communities, recognized as "accomplishments and innovation in achieving and sustaining diversity and inclusion efforts within the Extension organization."

National Health Outreach Priester Culture of Health Award, 2021

The Culture of Health Award recognizes an Extension-community partnership that is taking a transformative approach to improving community health, fostering a culture of health through community-based strategies, and/or co-creating with communities to ensure relevance and reduce barriers for positive change.

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Emerging Teaching Scholar Award, 2020 In recognition of contributions to pharmacy education and scholarship of teaching and learning

Pharmacy Alumni Society Mentor of the Year Award 2017

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Innovations in Teaching Award, 2015
(Shannon Reidt, Kristin Janke, Keri Hager, James Beattie)
When Drug Literature Evaluation Isn’t Enough: Implementation of a Longitudinal Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) Sequence with a First-Year Milestone EBM Assessment.

Minnesota Pharmacists Association, Distinguished Young Pharmacist, 2014
For individual excellence and outstanding contribution to the pharmacy association and the community

Professional Associations

  • American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC)
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
  • Minnesota Pharmacists Association (MPhA)
  • Duluth Area Pharmacists (DAP)

Research Summary

The impact of interprofessional collaborative practice and education on patient health outcomes, satisfaction, and cost of care. Development of students into pharmacist practitioners (teaching/learning scholarship). Impact of pharmaceutical care (comprehensive medication management) on clinical, humanistic, and financial outcomes for patients


Teaching Areas

Pharmaceutical Care Practice
Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice


  • 1Health Phase 3: Interprofessional Activity and Debriefing Session (Phar 7401/fka 7122 APPE)
    Faculty facilitator
  • 1Health Phase 2: Interprofessional Community Teacher Experience (Phar 7330/7340)
    Course director and instructor on Duluth campus
  • 1Health Phase 1: Foundations of Interprofessional Professional Communication and Collaboration (FIPCC, part of Phar 7310)
    Faculty facilitator
  • Phar 7431/7432/7433: Patient Care Elective Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Primary Preceptor
    Primary Preceptor
  • Phar 6706: Foundations of Pharmaceutical Care
    Course director and instructor on Duluth campus
  • Phar 6219: Building a Pharmaceutical Care Practice Elective
    Course director and instructor on Duluth campus
  • Phar 6901: Pharmaceutical Care Experience Elective
    Course director and instructor on Duluth campus
  • Phar 6730: Professional Development and Assessment II
    Pharmaceutical Care Content Assessment
    Peer Mentoring/Teaching Instructor
  • Phar 6715: Professional Development and Assessment I
    Mentor for first-year pharmacy students
    Evidence-Based Medicine (Modified Fresno) Exam Proctor
  • Phar 6700: Becoming a Pharmacist
    Instructor for Introduction to Pharmaceutical Care Content
    Facilitator for peer teaching
    Facilitate interprofessional rural bus trip/discussions
  • BhSc 5591: Social and Behavioral Medicine II (Medical School Course)
    Facilitator for interprofessional learning lab case studies


Clinical Interests

Primary Care Comprehensive Medication Management Opioid use disorder Substance use disorders

Clinical Experience Statement

Dr. Hager has been providing comprehensive medication management services in primary care for over a decade.



  1. Hager KD, Nelson Albee J, O’Donnell C, Jackson S, King A, MacDonald D, Nash C, Yapel A, Schneiderhan M, Dean K. Impact of Interprofessional Care Conferences Across Primary Care and Mental Health Organizations on Family Medicine Resident Learning. Fam Med. 2021;53(4):289-294.
  2. Janke KK, Hager KD, Sharma A. Unpacking student learning from an early experience with the Pharmacist’s Patient Care Process. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2020;12(12):1447-1460.
  3. Cernasev A, Goma B, Hager KD, Schommer JC, Brown LB. Use of National Consumer Survey Data to Explore Perceptions of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Inov Pharm. 2020;11(2):Article 15.
  4. Pestka D, Hager KD. Evaluating First-year Pharmacy Students’ Philosophy of Practice. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2020;12(6):656-662.
  5. Sorensen TD, Hager KD, Schlichte A, Janke KK. A Dentist, Pilot, and Pastry Chef Walk into a Bar…Why Teaching PPCP isn’t Enough. Am J Pharm Educ. 2020;84(4)7704.
  6. Hager KD, Schlichte A, Frail CK. This is How I Think: Evaluation of a Preceptor Development Webinar on Incorporating the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process into Experiential Teaching. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2019;11(11):1132-1137.
  7. Hager KD, Kading M, O’Donnell C, Yapel A, MacDonald D, Nelson Albee J, Nash C, Renier C, Dean K, Schneiderhan M. Bridging Community Mental Health and Primary Care to Improve Medication Monitoring and Outcomes for Patients with Mental Illness taking Second Generation Antipsychotics -- HDC/DFMC Bridge Project, Phase 1: Group Concept Mapping. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2019;21(4)19m02452. doi:10.4088/PCC.19m02452.
  8. Thompson Buum H, Dierich M, Adam P, Hager KD. Implementation of a Direct Observation and Feedback Tool Using an Interprofessional Approach: A Pilot Study. J Interprof Care. 2019;23:1-4. Doi:10.1080/13561820.2019.1640190.
  9. Philbrick A, Hager KD, Lounsbery J, Moon, JY, Pereira C, Undeberg M, Westberg S, Reidt S. Educational Prescriptions to Document Evidence-based Medicine Questions in Ambulatory Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences. Am J Pharm Educ. 2019;83(8):7299. doi:10.5688/ajpe7299.
  10. Sick B, Hager KD, Uden D, Friedrich C, Mead Kim H, Branch-Mays G, Pittenger A. Using a Guided Reflection Tool and Debriefing Session to Learn from Interprofessional Team Interactions in Clinical Settings. J Interprof Educ Pract. 2019;14:53-57.
  11. Fierke KK, Lepp GA, Maxwell WD, Hager KD, Sucher BJ. Improving Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences with an Intention/Reflection (I/R) Practice. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2019;11:394-401. doi: 10.1016/j.cptl.2019.01.002
  12. Hager KD, Ekstrand MJ, Pestka DL, Sorensen TD. Lyceum as a Strategy to Instill Practitioner Resilience in a Pharmacist Community of Practice. J Am Coll Clin Pharm. 2019;2:69-73. doi: 10.1002/jac5.1040.
  13. Hager KD, Merighi J, O’Donnell C, Remke, S. Perceptions of Interprofessional Collaboration with Integrated Behavioral Providers in a Family Medicine Clinic: Insights from Residents, Physicians, and Pharmacists. J Interprof Educ Pract. 2018;13:65-72.
  14. Hager KD, Blue HL, Zhang L, Palombi LC. OPIOIDS: Cultivating Interprofessional Collaboration to Find Solutions to Public Health Problems. J Interprof Care. 2018;5:1-5. doi:10.1080/13561820.2018.1516634.
  15. Schommer JC, Brown LM, Bortz RA, Cernasev A, Gomaa BT, Hager KD, Hillman L, Okoro O, Pakhomov SVS, Ranelli PL. An Opportunity for Pharmacists to Help Improve Coordination and Continuity of Patient Health Care. Pharmacy. 2018;6(3):78. doi:10.3390/pharmacy6030078.
  16. Borman-Shoap E, King E, Hager K, Adam P, Chaisson N, Dierich M, Mustapha M, Thompson Buum H. Essentials of Ambulatory Care: An Interprofessional Workshop to Promote Core Skills and Values in Team-based Outpatient Care. MedEdPORTAL. 2018;14:10714.
  17. Adam P, Murphy CF, Dierich M, Hager KD. Seven Years of Teaching Communication with the Patient-Centered Observation Form. Fam Med. 2018;50(2):132-137. doi:10.22454/FamMed.2018.516713.
  18. Kolar C, Hager KD, Janke KK. Using peer teaching to introduce the Pharmaceutical Care Model to incoming pharmacy students. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2018; 10(2): 170-177. doi:10.1016.j.cptl.2017.10.011.
  19. MacDonald DA, Chang H, Wei Y, Hager KD. Drug Therapy Problem Identification and Resolution by Clinical Pharmacists in a Family Medicine Residency Clinic. Inov Pharm. 2018;9(2): Article 4. doi:10.24926/iip.v9i2.971.
  20. Hager KD, Kolar C, Losinski V. Teaching the Philosophy of Practice as a Key Component of Pharmaceutical Care Practice. Inov Pharm. 2018;9(1): Article 18. doi:10.24926/iip.v9i1.1273.
  21. Hager KD, Murphy C, Uden D, Sick B. Pharmacist-Physician Collaboration at a Family Medicine Residency Program: A Focus Group Study. Inov Pharm. February 2018;9(1):Article 9. doi:10.24926/iip.v9i1.948.
  22. Kolar C, Hager KD, Losinski V. Beyond the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process: Cultivating Patient Care Practitioners by Utilizing the Pharmaceutical Care Framework. Inov Pharm. August 2017;8(3):Article 7. doi:10.24926/iip.v8i3.532.
  23. Hager KD, Kolar C, Janke KK. Concept Mapping, Reflective Writing, and Patchwork Text Assessment in a First Year Pharmaceutical Care Course. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2016: 8(4): 492-499. doi:10.1016.j.cptl.2016.03.006.
  24. Reidt S, Hager KD, Beattie J, Pittenger A, Smith M, Janke K. From Drug Literature Evaluation to Evidence-Based Medicine: Transforming the Focus of a First Year Pharmacy Curriculum. Inov Pharm. April 2016;7(2). doi:10.24926/iip.v7i2.425.
  25. Hager KD, St Hill CA, Prunuske J, Swanoski M, Anderson GW, Lutfiyya MN. Development of an Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Practice for Clinical Faculty. J Interprof Care. 2016; 30 (2). PMID: 26934068
  26. Fierke KK, Hager KD, Anderson GW, Swanoski MT, Lowry A. The Process and Lessons Learned of Creating an Interdisciplinary Department Strategic Plan Designed by Faculty and Staff. EC Pharmaceutical Science. 2016; 2.2:252-262.
  27. Hager KD,Gosser RA. Retrospective Analysis of Billing at a Stand-Alone Medication Therapy Management Clinic. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2015; 73:77-81. PMID: 26721537
  28. Hager KD, Uden D, Tomaszewski D. Bridging the Location Gap: Physician Perspectives of Physician – Pharmacist Collaboration in Patient Care (BRIDGE Phase II). J Res Interprof Pract Educ. 2015;5(2). doi:10.22230/jripe.2015v5n2a199.
  29. Hager KD, Aronson B, Smith R, Parra D, Swanoski M. Improving Blood Pressure Control in Over-the-Road Truck Drivers: Is Provision of Medication Therapy Management by Pharmacists Feasible?. Inov Pharm. January 2015;6(1). doi:10.24926/iip.v6i1.375.
  30. Prunuske JP, St Hill CA, Hager KD, Lemieux AM, Swanoski MT, Anderson GW, Lutfiyya MN. Opioid Prescribing Patterns for Non-malignant Chronic Pain for Rural versus Non-Rural US Adults: A Population-Based Study Using 2010 NAMCS Data. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014;14:563. PMID: 25407745
  31. Dow E, Hager KD, Cernohous T. Proximity of Medication Therapy Management Pharmacist to Physician Site May Impact the Degree of Collaboration (BRIDGE Study Phase I). J Res Interprof Pract Educ. 2014; 3(3).
  32. Hager KD. Development of an Active Follow-up Process in a Stand-alone Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Clinic. Inov Pharm. January 2013;4(1). doi:10.24926/iip.v4i1.286.
  33. Tomaszewski DM, Schweiss SK, Hager KD. Pharmacist-Provided Ambulatory Patient Care: Progressing Pharmacy Practice and Preparing the Next Generation of Pharmacists. J Exp Clin Med. 2012;4(4):255-259.
  34. Stratton TP, Cernohous TM, Hager KD, Bumgardner M, Traynor A, Worley MM, Isetts BJ, Larson, T, Seifert R. A College of Pharmacy-Based Medication Therapy Management Program for a University System: Description and Evaluation of Pilot Program. J Am Pharm Assoc.2012;52:653-660. PMID: 23023847