Tim Stratton, PhD, RPh, FAPhA

Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences
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Office Address

209 Life Science
Duluth, MN 55812-3003
United States

Administrative Assistant

Anna Foster


Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Supervising Pharmacist - HOPE Clinic


Residency, Arizona Health Sciences Center (ASHP-accredited General Hospital Residency)

PhD, University of Arizona (Pharmacy Administration; Management and Policy minor)

Masters Degree, University of Arizona (Hospital Pharmacy)

Bachelors Degree, Idaho State University (Pharmacy)

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Prior to beginning my career in Academic Pharmacy in 1989, I practiced community, hospital and long-term care pharmacy in the Southeast Alaska frontier communities of Sitka and Wrangell. I went on to hold faculty appointments in the pharmacy programs at The University of British Columbia and The University of Montana before starting my current position with the University of Minnesota in 2004. Throughout my academic career I have continued to practice, occasionally as a relief pharmacist at Indian Health Service/Tribal Health facilities in Alaska, eastern Montana and Minnesota, and at the HOPE Clinic, the interprofessional student-run free clinic in Duluth.

Although trained in Pharmacy Administration with a Management & Policy minor, since coming to the University of Minnesota my teaching and research much more combine my PhD training and my pharmacy practice experience.

Awards & Recognition

  • AACP Assessment SIG Collaborative Publication Award, 2022
  • Campus Compact Minnesota - Presidents' Civic Engagement Steward Award, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (2018)
  • Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal (2015)
  • University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy Excellence in Professional Education Faculty Award (2013)
  • PD-1 Teacher of the Semester - Duluth (Fall, 2011)
  • Teacher of the Class of 2010 - Duluth, 2010
  • ASHP Foundation Literature Award (Innovation in Pharmacy Practice), 2009
  • PD-1 Teacher of the Semester - Duluth (Fall, 2009)
  • Preceptor of the Year, Minnesota Pharmacy Student Alliance, Duluth Chapter, 2009
  • PD-1 Teacher of the Year - Duluth (2004-2005)
  • APhA Presentation Merit Award (Innovative Practice), 2004

Professional Associations

Leadership Roles:

  • Past President, Minnesota Rural Health Association
  • Chair, Pharmacy Ethics Special Interest Group (SIG), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • Chair, Section Advisory Group on Small & Rural Hospitals, Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists
  • Chair, Academic Sections Coordinating Committee and Member of the Board of Directors, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • Chair, Social & Administrative Sciences Section, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • Chair, Organizational Affairs/Strategic Planning Council, Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Research Interests

Rural pharmacy practice, Caring for Incarcerated Patients

Research Methods/Techniques

Mixed methods research


Teaching Areas

Ethics; Statistics; Pharmacy Practice



Health of People Everywhere (HOPE) Clinic

Board Certifications

Care Philosophy

Practice following the Pharmaceutical Care model.

Clinical Interests

Family Medicine