Ann Yapel, PharmD, BCACP

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Affiliated, Department of Family Medicine and BioBehavioral Health

Ann Yapel

Contact Info

Office Phone 218-786-8791

Office Address:
4621 E. Superior St
Duluth, MN 55804

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Affiliated, Department of Family Medicine and BioBehavioral Health

Adjunct Assistant Professor Faculty, College of Pharmacy - Duluth

PharmD, University of Minnesota, 2001


Ann currently practices ambulatory clinical pharmacy at both the Duluth Family Medicine Residency Clinic and Essentia Health Lakeside Family Practice Clinic. In this role the pharmacist provides Comprehensive Medication Management Services primarily by direct patient care encounters. Other responsibilities include participation in a health care team, providing education to medical providers and ancillary staff as well as precepting both students and residents. Ann feels strongly that educating patients enhances their medication experience and medical care overall.


Comprehensive Medication Management, Medication management of common chronic disease states trough collaborative practice agreements and opioid tapering.

Professional Associations

ACCP (American College of Clinical Pharmacy), DAP (Duluth Area Pharmacist), MPhA (Minnesota Pharmacists Association)


Research Summary/Interests

Primary interests are quality improvement and implementation science. Currently working on two grant funded projects.

Project one: Bridging Community Mental Health and Primary Care to Improve Medication Monitoring and Outcomes for Patients with Mental Illness taking Second Generation Antipsychotics (HDC/DFMC Bridge Project - Phase 1: Group Concept Mapping)

Project two: Implementing Pharmacogenetics into a Medication Therapy Management Practice through the Development of a Clinical Pharmacogenetics Consult Service at the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy

Research Funding Grants

MDH Rural Family Medicine Residency Program Grant funding


“Developing and Refining Residency Orientation to Facilitate Pharmacist-Physician Collaboration in a Family Medicine Residency Program”

Authors: Danielle MacDonald, PharmD, BCACP, Ann Yapel, PharmD, BCACP, Keri Hager, PharmD, BCACP, Heather Pett-Taylor, MD, and Kate Dean, MBA



  • Comprehensive Medication Management

Board Certifications

Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist