Keri Hager, PharmD, BCACP

Co-Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Keri Hager

Contact Info

Office Phone 218-726-6013

Fax 218-726-6500

Office Address:
211 Life Science, Duluth

Mailing Address:
University of Minnesota
College of Pharmacy, Duluth
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences
232 Life Science
1110 Kirby Drive
Duluth, MN 55812-3003

Administrative Assistant Name
Anna Foster

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

University of Minnesota/SuperiorHealth Two Harbors, MN

PharmD, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy

Bachelors of Science in Geological Sciences - University of Minnesota Duluth


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

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/Interests

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



 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. 2018:1-5.

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.

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.

Kolar C, Hager KD, Janke KK. Development and Evaluation of a Pharmaceutical Care Peer Teaching Event between First and Second Year Pharmacy Students. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2018; 10(2): 170-177.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pestka D, Hager KD. Evaluating First-year Pharmacy Students’ Philosophy of Practice. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 2020;12(6):656-662.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.


Academic Interests and Focus

Pharmaceutical Care Practice Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice

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


Board Certifications

  • Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP)

Clinical Interests

Primary Care

Clinical Experience Statement

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