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School of Pharmacy

Michelle HilaireMichelle L. Hilaire

Associate Dean of Students
Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice • HS 288C • (307) 766-6052

Dr. Hilaire received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Duquesne University. She then completed a community pharmacy residency at the University of Toledo and a primary care specialty residency at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Hilaire's practice site is the Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency Program in Fort Collins, Colorado. Her research interests include diabetes, women’s health, pain management and transitions of care and patient centered medical home concepts. Her academic interests include leadership development, faculty retention, and mid-career achievement in academia. She teaches throughout the therapeutics series and offers Ambulatory Care, Academic and Pre-Residency Rotations. Michelle is a Certified Diabetes Educator, a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, Board Certified Ambulatory Care Specialist and a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. She offers comprehensive chronic disease management at the Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency Program. She serves as a preceptor for the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, CO. Dr. Hilaire is actively involved in AACP, ACCP, ASHP and the Colorado Pharmacists Society and is an AACP Academic Leadership Fellow


2015 UW College of Health Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award

2015 Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy

2012 UW College of Health Sciences Meritorious Service Award

2012 School of Pharmacy Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Award

Research Interests:

Diabetes, women’s health, pain management, smoking cessation, cardiovascular risk reduction and transitions of care and patient centered medical home concepts


Therapeutics Series, Ambulatory Care, Pre-Residency and Academic Rotations


Barton L, Gore L, Hornecker JM, Hilaire ML. Eslicarbazepine and OtherTreatment Advances for Focal Seizures. US Pharm. 2017;42(1):HS21-HS24

Engle, JP, Franks, AM, Ashjian, E, Bingham, AL, Burke, JM, Erstad, BL, Haines, SL, Hilaire, ML, Rager, ML and Wienbar, R. A Self-Assessment Guide for Resident Teaching Experiences. Pharmacotherapy. 2016;36:e58–e79.

Mahvan TD, Hilaire ML, Vigil A, Mlodinow S. Cholesterol Management in Geriatric Patients: New Guidelines. The Consultant Pharmacist. 2015;30(2):68-76

Hilaire ML, Hornecker JR, Conjunctivitis Chapter 69 in: Katz MD, Matthias KR, Chisholm-Burns MA, Pharmacotherapy Principles & Practice Study Guide: A case based care plan approach, 3rd edition, New York NY: McGraw-Hill, 2013.

Hunter ML, Hilaire ML.  Ophthalmic disorders.  In: Chisholm-Burns MA, Wells BG, Schwinghammer TL, Malone PM, Kolesar JM, DiPiro JT, eds. Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice.  3rd ed.  New York; McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.: 2013.  p. 1093-1108.

Weiland CM, Hilaire ML. Bromocriptine Mesylate (Cycloset) for Diabetes Mellitus Type 2.  American Family Physician. 2013;87(10):718-720.

Anne H. Metzger, Yolanda M. Hardy, Courtney Jarvis, Steven C. Stoner, Matthew Pitlick, Michelle L. Hilaire, Scott Hanes, Jack Burke, and Nicole M. Lodise. Essential Elements for a Pharmacy Practice Mentoring Program. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education: 2013;77(2)Article 23.

Hilaire ML, Woods TM.  Type 2 Diabetes: A focus on new guidelines. Formulary. 2013;48:55–67.

DeBittner MR, Adams A, Burns A, Ha C, Hilaire ML. et al.  Effective Partnerships to Implement Pharmacists’ Services in Team-Based, Patient-Centered Care. A report of the 2010-2011 Professional Affairs Committee. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2011;75(10):S11.

Woods TM, Hilaire ML.  Opioid abuse and dependence: Treatment review and future options. Formulary. 2010;45:284–291.

Hilaire ML, Wozniak JR. Xopenex HFA for treatment of bronchospasm. American Family Physician 2007;75(2):246-48. 

Hilaire ML. Treatment of Osteoarthritis. U.S. Pharmacist 2006 May;31(5):49-55.

Self T, Cross LB, Nolan S, Weibel J, Hilaire M, Franks AS, Finch C, Tolley E. Gender Differences in the Use of Peak Flow Meters and Their Effect on Peak Expiratory Flow. Pharmacotherapy. 2005;25(4):526-30

Hilaire ML. An Update on Eating Disorders. U.S. Pharmacist 2005 Sept; 30 (9): HS35-HS38.

Hilaire ML, Cross LB, Eichner SF. Treatment of Migraine Headaches with Sumatriptan in Pregnancy. Ann Pharmacother 2004;38:1726-30.

Grande KJ, Hilaire ML. Counseling on complications of diabetes. U.S. Pharmacist 2004 Nov; 29 (11):81-92.

Hilaire ML, Powers M, Kitz M. Training Pharmacy Technicians In Community Pharmacy About Technical Aspects Of Blood Glucose Meters. J Pharmacy Technol, 2004;20:178-82.

Affiliations, Associations, Consultation:

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)

American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)

American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)

American Pharmacists Association (APhA)

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)

Colorado Pharmacist Society (CPS)

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)

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