Sarah Westberg, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS

Associate Dean for Professional Affairs and Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems
Sarah Westberg


Office Phone
Office Address

7-178 Weaver-Densford Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States


Associate Dean for 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 Specialist

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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, Minneapolis campus, Spring 2010, 2015, 2017–2023
  • 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
6961 Women's Health Elective
6772 Topics in Pharmacotherapy


1. Ralph JA, Westberg SM, Boraas CM, Terrell CA, Fischer JR. PrEP-aring the general gynecologist to offer HIV per-exposure prophylaxis. Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2022;65(4):733-738. DOI: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000713

2. Murugappan MN, Westberg SM, Contag S, Melnik T, Kumar A., Rajpurohit A. Thorsness K, Farley J. Maternal ADHD and Perinatal Prescription Stimulant Use. Journal of Attention Disorders. Published online January 2022.

3. Shealy, KM, Phillips CM, Bzowyckyj AS, Gupta V, Guyton J, Westberg SM, Cai C, Trujillo J, Goldman J. Endocrine Pharmacotherapy Education in United States Colleges and Schools of Pharmacy. Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. 2021. DOI: 10.1002/jac5.1393

4. Lakshminarayan K, Murray TA, Westberg SM, Connett J, Overton V, Nyman JA, Culhane-Pera KA, Pergament SL, Drawz P, Vollbrecht E , Xiong T, Everson-Rose SA. Mobile Health Intervention to Close the Guidelines-To-Practice Gap in Hypertension Treatment: Protocol for the mGlide Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Research Protocols. 2021;10(1): e25424

5. Westberg SM, Pereira C, Rosdahl R, Do A, Moon JY, Melnik T. Management of hypertension in pregnancy: a descriptive report of 2 clinic practices. Hypertension in Pregnancy. 2020;39(1):43-47. DOI: 10.1080/10641955.2019.1697702

6. Clark K, Westberg SM. Benefits of levonorgestrel intrauterine device us vs. oral or transdermal progesterone for postmenopausal women using estrogen containing hormone therapy. Innovations in Pharmacy. 2019;10(3): Article 7.

7. Rafie S, Cieri-Hutcherson NE, Frame TR, Griffin B, Harris JB, Horlen C, Shealy K, Stein AB, Stone RH, Vest K, Westberg S, Yancy AM. Pharmacists’ perspectives on prescribing and expanding access to hormonal contraception in pharmacies in the United States. Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2019. Published online August 2019. DOI: 10.1177/0897190019867601

8. Philbrick AM, Hager KD, Lounsbery JL, Moon JY, Pereira C, Undeberg MR, Westberg SM, Reidt S. Use of educational prescription to document PICO questions in ambulatory care advanced pharmacy practice experiences. American Journal of Pharmacy Education. 2019;83(8): Article 7299.

9. Beatty SJ, Westberg SM, Sharma A. Professional responsibilities reported by pharmacists completing residencies in community-based settings. Journal of American Pharmacist Association. 2019. 59:217-221.

10. 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. Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2018;52(12):1195-1203.