Sarah Westberg, PharmD,FCCP, BCPS

Professor and Associate Dean of Professional Affairs, College of Pharmacy
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7-178 Weaver-Densford Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States


Associate Dean of Professional Affairs, College of Pharmacy
Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems


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

PharmD, College of Pharmacy, Drake University

Licensures and Certifications

Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialists

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

Awards & Recognition

  • Academy for Excellence in Health Care Practice, University of Minnesota Academic Health Center, 2018
  • Teacher of the Semester, Spring 2018, Class of 2020, Minneapolis campus, 2018
  • 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 Interests

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


Teaching Areas

Endocrinology, women's health, diabetes


Phar 6752 Integrated Endocrinology
Phar 6226 Interprofessional Diabetes Experience


  • Primary Care
  • Women's Health

Women's Health Specialists Clinic

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.


1. Beatty SJ, Westberg SM, Sharma A. Professional responsibilities reported by pharmacists completing residencies in community-based settings. 2018. Journal of American Pharmacist Association Accepted for publication.

2. Westberg SM, Yarbrough A, Weinhandl ED, Adam TJ, Brummel AR, Reidt SL, Sick BT, St. Peter WL. Drug therapy problem severity following hospitalization and association with 30-day clinical outcomes. 2018. Annals of Pharmacotherapy. Accepted for publication, May 2018.

3. Griffin BL, Stone R, El-Ibiary S, Westberg S, Shealy K, Forinash Al, Yancey A, Vest K., Karaoui L, Rafie S, Horlen C, Stack N, Cieri-Hutcherson N, McBane S, Simonyan A. Guide for drug selection during pregnancy and lactation: what pharmacists need to know for current practice.
Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2018. Published online March 9, 2018.

4. Lakshminarayan K, Westberg S, Northius C., Fuller C, Ikramuddin F, Ezzeddine M, Scherber J, Speedie S. A mHealth-based care model for improving hypertension control in stroke survivors: pilot RCT. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2018;70:24-34.

5. Rhee TG, Westberg SM, Harris IM. Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Older Adults With Diabetes. Diabetes Care. Published online ahead of print, April 2018.

6. 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. Published online; in press.

7. Rhee TG, Westberg SM, Harris IM,. Complementary and alternative medicine in US adults with diabetes: reasons for use and perceived benefits. Journal of Diabetes. 2017 doi: 10.1111/1753-0407.12607

8. 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.

9. 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;30(6):643-649. doi: 10.1177/0897190016689368

10. 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.