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Heather Whitley

Heather Whitley

Clinical Professor
Unit: Pharmacy Practice
Auburn University
Harrison School of Pharmacy
1319 Walker Building
Auburn, AL 36849
Phone: 334-280-7084
Fax: 334-613-3685

Curriculum Vitae


  • B.S., Biochemistry – Clemson, 2000
  • Pharm.D. - Medical University of South Carolina, 2004

Research Interests
  • Diabetes Care
  • Diagnostics of Diabetes
  • Sex-based Differences in Drug Activity

Heather Whitley, Pharm.D., BCPS is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2004, a Pharmacy Practice residency in 2005, and a Primary Care residency in 2006, both of which were ASHP-accredited residency programs. She is also a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and a Certified Diabetes Educator.

She has practiced in multiple locations in Alabama as a Clinical Pharmacy Diabetes Specialist, including family medicine practices in the rural Black Belt, FQHC facilities, and most recently a family medicine residency program in Montgomery Alabama, affiliated with Baptist Health System. For the duration of her career she has been faculty with the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy.

Dr. Whitley has published more than 30 manuscripts and presented at the national and international arena predominantly on her diabetes related research. Her research includes diagnostic measures, diabetes care and the chronic care model, and the scholarship of teaching and learning, particularly as it involves provision of care at camps for children with type 1 diabetes.

Dr. Whitley is also closely involved with the Southeastern Diabetes Education Services by supporting Camp Seale Harris as an on-site pharmacist for years. There she cares for children with type 1 diabetes at over-night camps while teaching her pharmacy students on site.

Last Updated: February 03, 2021