Summary

Heidi Diez is a board certified ambulatory care clinical pharmacist. She specializes in diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia management, working as one of the multi-disciplinary team members of the patient-centered medical home at U-M Hospitals and Health Centers (UMHHC).  She works under a collaborative practice agreement to adjust specific chronic disease medications and optimize associated disease management.  Heidi oversees clinical services at three Family Medicine clinics (Briarwood, Domino Farms, and Dexter) and one Internal Medicine clinic at the A. Alfred Taubman Health Care Center, all part of UMHHC.

In addition, she teaches three courses at the College of Pharmacy. She is the course director of a first-year community pharmacy course, co-director of a second- and third-year immunization elective, and lab coordinator for a first-year self-care course. She is an active mentor for students and residents and leads the coordination of several student immunization clinics at the College of Pharmacy and affiliated sites. 

Research Interests

  • Patient adherence and barriers to medications

  • Diabetes care

  • Bridging primary care and community pharmacy

  • Immunizations

  • Education and teaching modalities

Selected Publications

  • Choe HM, Farris KB, Stevenson JG, Townsend K, Diez HL, Remington TL, Rockafellow S, Shimp LA, Sy A, Wells T, Standiford CJ. Patient-centered medical home: developing, expanding, and sustaining a role for pharmacists. Am J Health Sys Pharm. 2012; Jun 15;69(12):1063-71

  • Diez HL. Ask the Expert: Immunizations. Newsletter. Access. Publication of the Area Agency on Aging 1-B. May 2010

  • Bostwick JR and Diez HL. Optimizing Care for Patients with Depression in the Community Pharmacy Setting. US Pharmacist. 2008; 33(11):24-28