Helen Berlie, BHS, Pharm.D., CDE, BCACP

Helen Berlie, BHS, Pharm.D., CDE, BCACP

Associate Professor (Clinical)

Office Location

EACPHS, Room 4124






Pharmacy Practice

Research website


Helen Berlie, BHS, Pharm.D., CDE, BCACP


Dr. Berlie practices in Ambulatory Care pharmacy with an expertise in diabetes. She runs a pharmacist-managed diabetes clinic at Health Centers Detroit Medical Group, where she provides comprehensive diabetes management for underserved pateints in Detroit. Dr. Berlie teaches an advanced diabetes elective course for third year pharmacy students and is also the Co-Coordinator for the Ambulatory Care Concentration. Dr. Berlie is one of the faculty advisors for PACE (Pharmacy Alliance for Community Engagement), a pharmacy student organization. Within the community, she oversees pharmacy student involvement with the Missions of Mercy free dental clinic and Camp Midicha, a camp for children with Type 1 Diabetes.

Degrees and Certifications

  • 2005 - Pharm.D., Wayne State University
  • 2003 - BHS, Wayne State University
  • 2015 - Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist
  • 2008 - Certified Diabetes Educator - Canada
  • 2007 - Diabetes Research Fellowship, Wayne State University

Positions and Employment

  • 2008-Present - Ambulatory Care Specialist - Diabetes, Health Centers Detrtoit Medical Group
  • 2021-Present - Ambulatory Care Concentration (ACC) Task Force Chair & ACC Co-Coordinator 
  • 2017-2021 - Curriculum Committee Chair
  • 2005-2019 - Pharmacist, Shopper's Drug Mart Pharmacy - Canada

Awards and Honors

  • 2023 - Pharmacotherapy Outstanding Reviewer, Pharmacotherapy Publications, Inc.
  • 2017 - Public Service Award for Michigan Dental Association, House of Delegates
  • 2016 - Professor of the Year Award (P3 Year), PharmD Class of 2017
  • 2016 - AACP Walmart Scholars Program, Faculty Mentor
  • 2015 - Faculty Recognition Award, Convocation, PharmD Class of 2015
  • 2015 - AACP Walmart Scholars Program, Faculty Mentor
  • 2012 - Faculty of the Month - December, WSU, American Pharmacists Association
  • 2009 - Commencement Speaker, Catholic Central High School Convocation, Windsor ON

Professional Memberships

  • 2008-Present - American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • 2006-Present - American College of Clinical Pharmacy 

Areas of Expertise

  • Diabetes 
  • Ambulatory Care 
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Pharmacy Education

Recent Publications

Refereed Journals

  • Ammar A, Darghali LM, Tarraf W, Berlie HD, Jaber LA. Pharmacist Impact on Physician Practices Related to Diabetes Management. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal. 2021;8(4):560-575.
  • Berlie HD*, Kale-Pradhan PB, Orzechowski T, Jaber LA. Mechanisms and Potential Roles of Glucose-Lowering Agents in COVID-19: A Review. Ann Pharmacother. 2021;55(11):1386-1396.
  • Mohammad I, Berlie HD, Lipari M, Martirosov AL, Bacon O, Duong A, Faraj M, Garwood C. Ambulatory Care Practice in the COVID-19 Era: Redesigning Clinical Services and Experiential Learning. JACCP. 2020;3(6):1129-1137. Editor’s Choice Award: Among top 3 publications recognized as an outstanding manuscript in JACCP.
  • Berlie HD, Janke KK, Garwood CL. Cultivating a Vibrant and Thriving Elective Curriculum in Pharmacy Schools. AJPE. 2020;84(2): Article 7802.
  • Lipari M, Berlie HD*, Saleh Y, Pang H, Moser LR. Understandability, actionability, and readability of online patient education materials about diabetes mellitus. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2019;76:182-186.
  • Bertran E, Berlie HD*, Nixon A, Jaber L. Does dapagliflozin affect energy intake and appetite? A randomized controlled exploratory study in healthy subjects. Clin Pharmacol Drug Dev. 2019;8:119-125.

Nonrefereed Journals

  • Berlie HD, Garwood CL, Aziz M., Cian S., Kuo R. Perspectives on a New Ambulatory Care Concentration at Wayne State University. Michigan Pharmacist. 2023. In Press.
  • Trivedi G, Bourquin D, Berlie H. Community practice adapts during pandemic to implement pharmacy-run COVID-19 clinics with student pharmacists. Michigan Pharmacist. 2020;58(4):26-27.

Abstracts Published in Academic Journals

  • Berlie HD, Moore H, Zaya V, Burns C. Accidental once-daily use of dulaglutide: A case report. JACCP. 2022;5:1346. Presented at the ACCP Annual Meeting, September 2022, San Francisco, CA.
  • Lahiri M, Gortney J, Moser L, Garwood C, Berlie HD. Zoom-in on student learning experience: Using longitudinal student focus-groups for evaluating a Pharm.D. (P1-P3) didactic curriculum renewal. Am J Pharm Educ. 2020;84(6):Article 8220:826. Presented at the AACP Virtual Pharmacy Education Meeting, 2020.
  • Berlie HD, Salinitri FD, Jaber LA, Mohammad I, Kilgore PE, Karaoui L, Btaiche IF, Crabtree BL, Moser LR, Lucarotti RL. Integrating Global Outreach and Student/Faculty Exchange into a Pharm.D. Program. Abstract, AACP School Poster page 1139. Am J Pharm Educ. 2019;83(5): Article 7626. Presented at AACP Annual Meeting, July 2019, Chicago IL
  • Prescott GM, Bosso N, Mullen T, Miller ML, Berlie HD, Sawyer J. Pre- and Post-Travel Health Recommendations for Pharm.D. Students Engaged in Global Health Experiences. Abstract, AACP page 1014. Am J Pharm Educ. 2019;83(5): Article 7654. Presented at AACP Annual Meeting, July 2019, Chicago IL

Courses taught by Helen Berlie, BHS, Pharm.D., CDE, BCACP

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

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