Todd D. Sorensen, PharmD, FAPhA, FCCP

Professor, Executive Director, Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems

Todd D. Sorensen

Contact Info

soren042@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-625-8645

Fax 612-625-9931

Office Address:
7-159B Weaver Densford Hall

Mailing Address:
University of Minnesota
College of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems
7-159 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Professor, Executive Director, Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems

Executive Director, Alliance for Integrated Medication Management


PharmD, University of Minnesota

Summary

Dr. Sorensen has been with the University of Minnesota since 1998. Prior to joining the University, he held a joint appointment with the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Center and Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and also served as a Clinical Manager for PCS Health Systems. He is a native Minnesotan, hailing from the small rural community of Tyler, MN. 

His scholarly interests focus on integration of comprehensive medication management services with primary care. His teaching activities are centered on development of leadership skills required to lead change in health care. He serves as Associate Department Head in the Department of Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems, focusing on supporting practice-based faculty and practice-related activities of the department.

Professional Associations

Alliance for Integrated Medication Management, a non-profit organization facilitating quality improvement in medication management. AIMM convenes communities of learning focused on improving medication use, consults with partners who share a mission to improve ways in which patients with complex medication use needs are served, and coaches front-line practitioners to apply care model implementation strategies known to produce success.

Todd Sorensen has previously served in a variety of leadership roles with local and national pharmacy organizations, including APhA, ACCP, AACP and MPhA.

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Sorensen applies a variety of research methods to study factors that underpin successful implementation and integration of comprehensive medication management services in health care settings. He has garnered funding from federal, state and private sources to support partnerships with health care organizations committed to improving medication use in ambulatory care settings. His work is highly influenced by clinical practice transformation efforts embedded within the Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative (PSPC) sponsored by the Health Services and Resources Administration. He served as faculty member of this initiative from 2008-2014.

Publications

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

Dr. Sorensen has long held an interest in leadership development and the manner in which leader’s facilitate positive change. He has developed and leads innovative pharmacy practice residency experience focused on preparing graduates to lead practice advancement in ambulatory care. With a group of colleagues he developed and leads the College’s Leadership Emphasis Area in the PharmD program, which has been recognized by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s Innovation in Teaching Program. He also coordinates a novel 24-month pharmacy practice residency experience that emphasizes development of skills required to lead development of clinical services in ambulatory care settings. https://z.umn.edu/pharmaceutical-care-leadership-emphasis

Teaching Areas

Course Director, Phar 6937: Foundations of Leadership. An elective course exploring a range of personal and organizational leadership topics and strategies.

Course Director, Phar 6938: Developing Adaptive Leadership. Overview of the adaptive leadership model and its application to leading change in pharmacy education and practice.

Course Director, Phar 6939/6940: Leading Change Experience I & II. An immersive experience in which students apply leadership frameworks and skills to a defined initiative.

Co-Director, Leadership Emphasis Area. A 16-credit, Board of Regents-approved curricular emphasis focused on developing individuals with skills and values required to create positive change in health care.

Courses

Course Director, Phar 6937: Foundations of Leadership. An elective course exploring a range of personal and organizational leadership topics and strategies.

Course Director, Phar 6938: Developing Adaptive Leadership. Overview of the adaptive leadership model and its application to leading change in pharmacy education and practice.

Course Director, Phar 6939/6940: Leading Change Experience I & II. An immersive experience in which students apply leadership frameworks and skills to a defined initiative.

Co-Director, Leadership Emphasis Area. A 16-credit, Board of Regents-approved curricular emphasis focused on developing individuals with skills and values required to create positive change in health care.