Dr. Sweet is the Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Assessment and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, and a Clinical Pharmacist for Michigan Medicine Health. She is nationally known for her work in the area of formulary management and medication use policy. Her responsibilities include directing assessment activities for the PharmD program, chairing the Curriculum and Assessment Committee, serving as the lead faculty for the evidence-based medicine thread in the curriculum, and participating in formulary management activities at the health system. She is also a member of the university's interprofessional education (IPE) executive committee, and co-chair of the university's IPE curriculum committee. 

Research Interests

  • Teaching effectiveness and curriculum assessment

  • Medication use policy

  • Formulary management


  • 2022 Outstanding Advisor, UM Advising Council, nominee for this award
  • 2022 IPE Award for Innovation and Excellence, UM Center for IPE
  • 2022 IMS Global Learning Consortium, learning impact award, finalist for this international award
  • 2019 Towner Prize awarded to E. Tucker (PhD candidate I was an advisor for), UM College of Engineering
  • 2019 Innovation and Excellence in IPE, UM Center for IPE
  • 2017 Teaching Excellence Award, College of Pharmacy
  • 2017 Best SAS Publication Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, AACP
  • 2017 ACPE Certified Site Visitor, ACPE
  • 2015 Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize, UM Provost
  • 2015 Michigan World Class Video Production, UM Provost Office
  • 2013 Teaching Excellence Award, UM College of Pharmacy
  • 2011 Professional Practice Award, Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • 2011 Innovative Response to Public Health Challenges, US Pharmacopeia
  • 2007 Fellow, American Society Health-System Pharmacists (FASHP)

Selected Publications

  • Walker PC, Marshall VD, Sweet BV, Vordenberg SE. Longitudinal measurement of empathy in student pharmacists. Am J Pharm Educ. 2022;86:8752.

  • Ashjian E, Erickson SE, Walker PC, Sweet BV, Diez HL, Wells T, Thompson AN. Assessing the impact of an early clinical experience on student learning about ambulatory care practice. Am J Pharm Educ. 2020.

  • Mason NA, DelaPena J, Campbell B, Sweet BV. Pharmacy Phamilies as a component of a co-curricular program for doctor of pharmacy students. Innov Pharm. 2020;11:Article 2.

  • Tucker E, Cao Y, Fox ER, Sweet BV. The drug shortage era: a scoping review of the literature 2001-2019. Clin Pharmacol Therapeut. 2020;108:1150-5.

  • Sweet BV, Fischer DJ, Khan EM. Incorporating grand rounds into an existing pharmacy ethics course: an interprofessional education opportunity. J Interprof Educ Pract. 2019;17. DOI:

  • Janke KK, Kelley KA, Martin BA, Ray ME, Sweet BV. Identifying high impact assessment practices and managing low impact ones. Am J Pharm Edu. 2019;83(7):article 7496.

  • Kelley KA, Sweet BV, Janke KK, Plake KS, Yee GC. Employment trends for doctor of pharmacy graduates of research-intensive institutions 2013-2017. Am J Pharm Edu. 2019;83:article 6864.

  • Sweet BV, Madeo A, Fitzgerald M, et al. Moving from individual roles to functional teams: a semester-long course in case-based decision making. J Interprof Educ Pract. 2017;17:11-16.