Trisha Wells is a clinical assistant professor of pharmacy in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and a clinical pharmacist within the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers. She received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Michigan in 2003, and completed a pharmacy practice residency at DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit, Mich., in 2004. After residency, she continued to work for Sinai-Grace Hospital in both inpatient and ambulatory care. In 2005, Wells joined U-M as an ambulatory care pharmacist and developed this role at U-M Brighton Health Center. In 2011, she and her colleagues received state and national recognition from the Michigan Pharmacists Association and the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists for their group-practice model in the patient-centered medical home model of patient care.  

Research Interests

  • Diabetes outcomes and education

  • Impact of clinical pharmacists in ambulatory care clinics and patient outcomes

  • Physician satisfaction with pharmacy services

  • Pharmacy student education


  • 2023 UM COP Teaching Excellence Award, University of Michigan
  • 2022 UM PGY2 Ambulatory Care Preceptor of the Year, University of Michigan
  • 2018 P2 appreciation award, Phi Delta Chi
  • 2016 P1 Appreciation Award, Phi Delta Chi

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 roles for pharmacists. Am J Health-Sys Pharm 2012;69:1063-1071.

  • Shimp LA, Kucukarlsan SN, Elder J, Remington T, Wells T, Choe HM, Lewis NJ, Kirking DM. An employer-based patient-centered medication therapy management program: evidence and recommendations for future programs. JAPhA 2012;52:768-776.

  • Bleske BE, Remington TL, Wells TD, Dorsch MP, Guthrie SK, Stumpf JL, Alaniz MC, Ellingrod VL, Tingen JM. Comparing team based learning to traditional lecture on learning outcomes in a therapeutics course sequence. Accepted Am J Pharm Educ 2013.