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Heather Nyman, PharmD, BCPS

Academic Information

Departments Assistant Dean of EDI - College of Pharmacy , Associate Professor (Clinical) - Pharmacotherapy

Academic Office Information


Research Interests

  • Practices to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in health science education
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Treatment of patients with chronic kidney disease

Heather Nyman, PharmD, BCPS is an Associate Professor (Clinical) and Assistant Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for the College of Pharmacy. She received a B.S. degree in chemistry from Brigham Young University and a PharmD degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Nyman's primary teaching interest in both the didactic and experiential curriculum is in supporting learners in their development of clinical decision-making skills.


  • Lecturer/Module Leader, PHARM 6252- Integrate Pharmacotherapeutics I, University of Utah (measures of kidney function, acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, end stage kidney disease, inpatient glucose management, thyroid disorders)
  • Coursemaster, PHARM 7341- Advanced Therapeutics, University of Utah 
  • Lecturer, PHARM 5140- Foundations of Patient Centered Care, University of Utah (patient assessment, SOAP notes, patient presentations)
  • Lecturer, PHARM 5143- Foundations of Professional Practice, University of Utah (bias in healthcare)



  • Chair, EDI Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • Admissions Committee/Recruiting Subcommittee

Health Science Campus

  • EDI Dean and Directors Council
  • Health Sciences EDI Executive Council

University of Utah

  • Chair, Conflict of Interest


  • Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist Board for the Board of Pharmacy Specialties
  • Diversity in Student Recruitment and Retention Committee for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy


  • 2023 Teacher of the Year (P4 Class), University of Utah College of Pharmacy
  • 2023 Going the Extra Mile (GEM) award, University of Utah College of Pharmacy
  • 2020 Teacher of the Year (P3 Class), University of Utah College of Pharmacy
  • 2016 Teacher of the Year (P2 Class), University of Utah College of Pharmacy
  • 2012 Volunteer Recognition, American College of Clinical Pharmacy
  • 2008 Preceptor of the Year, University of Utah College of Pharmacy


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College of Pharmacy

Education History

Residency University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics
PGY1 Residency
University of North Carolina
Doctor of Pharmacy
Undergraduate Brigham Young University
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Hudson JQ, Maxson R, Barreto EF, Cho K, Condon AJ, Goswami E, Moon J, Mueller BA, Nolin TD, Nyman H, Vilay AM, Meaney CJ. Education Standards for Pharmacists Providing Comprehensive Medication Management in Outpatient Nephrology Settings. Kidney Med. 2022 Aug;4(8):100508. doi: 10.1016/j.xkme.2022.100508. eCollection 2022 Aug. PubMed PMID: 35991694; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9386092.

  2. Edholm K, Lappé K, Kukhareva P, Hopkins C, Hatton ND, Gebhart B, Nyman H, Signor E, Davis M, Kawamoto K, Johnson SA. Reducing Diabetic Ketoacidosis Intensive Care Unit Admissions Through an Electronic Health Record-Driven, Standardized Care Pathway. J Healthc Qual. 2020 Sep/Oct;42(5):e66-e74. doi: 10.1097/JHQ.0000000000000247. PubMed PMID: 31923009.

  3. Nyman H, Moorman K, Tak C, Gurgle H, Henchey C, Munger MA. A Modeling Exercise to Identify Predictors of Student Readiness for Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences. Am J Pharm Educ. 2020 May;84(5):7783. doi: 10.5688/ajpe7783. PubMed PMID: 32577038; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7298216.

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