Heather Blue, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP

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

Heather Blue

Contact Info

hblue@d.umn.edu

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
218-726-6011

Administrative Email
afoster@d.umn.edu

Assistant 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

Summary

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.

Professional Associations

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

Research

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.

Teaching

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

Courses

  • PHAR6786 Acute Patient Care Pharmacotherapy
  • PHAR7345 Introductory Institutional-Practice Pharmacy Experience
  • PHAR6768 Infectious Diseases

Clinical

Board Certifications

BCPS--Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist; BCGP-- Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist

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 will be developing pharmacy services in their emergency department.

Hospital Privileges

St. Luke's Hospital