Heidi L. Diez, PharmD, BCACP

Clinical Pharmacist Specialist in Ambulatory Care - Family Medicine, Pharmacy Innovations and Partnerships
Clinical Assistant Professor in Pharmacy
Rotation(s) Offered: Ambulatory Care - Family Medicine


Dr. Diez is a clinical pharmacist at Briarwood Family Medicine(3.5 half-day sessions) and Domino’s FarmFamily (2.5 half-day sessions) Medicine. Dr. Diez works practices under a collaborative practice agreement, covering prescribing of medicationsand labs for diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. Management of diabetes is her primary referral. She typically sees 5-8 patients per half-day session, in clinic, via phone or video visits. Dr. Diez teaches diabetes at the College of Pharmacy, the School of Nursing (to future NPs), and leads a Family Medicine Diabetes Bootcamp, for future Family Medicine medical residents. Medical students (M2s) are also assigned to her rotation, for half day session during their Domino’s Farm Family Medicine rotation.

Pharmacy School Attended: University of Michigan (2004)

Other Training:

  • PGY1 Community: University of Washington/Kelley Ross Pharmacy, Seattle Washington (2005)
  • APhA Immunization Trained Trainer


Areas of Interest

In addition to diabetes, vaccinations is Dr. Diez’s other main area of practice interest. She is the co-coordinator of the immunization training for second year pharmacy students. She is an active preceptor for pharmacy students and residents and leads the coordination of several student immunization clinics at the College of Pharmacy. Dr. Diez is also a state immunization trainer for MPA. Her research interests have thus far have focused on the pharmacist impact within the PCMH model, recently investigating barriers to initiation (physician and patient perceptions),immunization practices, as well as novel teaching pedagogies and assessment. Currently she is part of a research team conducting a study, via a $250,000 grant from the University of Michigan’s Interprofessional Exchange (IP-X) Research Stimulus program, examining the impact of diet (Keto versus Dash) on blood pressure.

Honors & Awards

  • Nominated for the Clinical Pharmacy Department, Preceptor of the Year Award (2019, 2020)
  • Nominated for the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, Preceptor of the Year Award (2019)
  • Nominated for the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy Teaching Excellence Award (2017, 2019, 2020)
  • Provider of the Month, Briarwood Family Medicine (2015, 2019)
  • University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) Making a Difference Award (2011, 2020)
  • American Society of Health System Pharmacists -Best Practices Award (UM Health System Ambulatory Pharmacists) (2011)

Published Articles or Reviews

  • Tai MH, Rida N, Klein K C, Diez H, Wells T, Kippes K, Walker PC, Vordenberg SE. Impact of virtual simulation in self-care therapeutics course on introductory pharmacy practice experience self-care encounters. Curr Pharm Teach Learn. 12 (2020) 74 -83.
  • Harmes KM, Shih E, Plegue M, Shultz C, Diez HL. Family physician perceptions of the roleand value of the clinical pharmacist in the management of patients with type 2 diabetes. J Am Coll Clin Pharm. 2019;1–6.
  • Vordenberg S, Smith M, Diez HL,Remington T, BostwickJR. Using the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) model for Continuous Quality Improvement of an Established Stimulated Patient Program. Innovations in pharmacy. 2018; 9(2): 1-6.
  • Farris KB, Mitrzyk BM, Batra P, Peters J, Diez HL,Yoo A, McKay K, Friend K, Danko L, Waber R, Marshall VD, Choe HM. Linking the Patient-Centered Medical Home to Community Pharmacy via an Innovative Pharmacist Care Model. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2019; 59(1): 70-78.
  • Bazzell B, Kelling S, Diez H, Klein K. Identifying Opportunities for Improvement in Safety and Efficacy of Community Pharmacy Immunization Programs. J Pharm Pract. 2018 Jan 1:897190018761410.
  • Arenz BJ, Diez HL, Bostwick JR, Kales HC, Zivin K, DalackGW, Fluent TE, Standiford CJ, Stano C, Mi Choe H. Effectively implementing FDA medication alerts utilizing patient centered medical home clinical pharmacists. Healthcare 4(2016); 69–73.