Faculty Member – Michelle Balli (Piel)

Michelle Balli (Piel), PharmD, BCACPPicture of Michelle (Piel) Balli
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice

Phone: 479.713.8403
Fax: 479.713.8440
Office: NW Campus Office P07
Email: mlballi@uams.edu

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences: The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2010)
  • PharmD: The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2012)
  • Post-Graduate Year One Pharmacy Practice Residency: The Toledo Hospital and Flower Hospital Family Medicine Residency Programs (2012-2013)
  • Post-Graduate Year Two Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency: Butler University Health Education Center and College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (2013-2014)

Teaching Responsibilities

PHPR 5654 Patient Assessment and Application. Co-coordinator (2015 – present). Lecturer (2015 – present). Lectures: General Assessment and Vital Signs; Cardiology; ENT/Neurology.

PHPR 4625 Therapeutics I. Lecturer (2015 – present). Lectures: Hypertension Overview and Classification; Hypertension Drug Therapy; Special Situations in Hypertension Treatment; Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia; Erectile Dysfunction and Male Hormone Replacement; Overactive Bladder and Incontinence.

PHPR 6724 Direct Patient Care/Ambulatory Care Rotation (Primary Care). Preceptor, 4-week practical
rotations in adult ambulatory care at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks.

Clinical Practice

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for Primary Care with the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks (VHSO)

Research & Scholarly Interests

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Patient satisfaction with the initiation of innovative clinical pharmacy services
  • Post-graduate residency training
  • Student and resident health and wellness


Arkansas Pharmacists Association (2014-present)
Arkansas Association of Health-System Pharmacists (2014-present)
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (2014-present)
American College of Clinical Pharmacy (2012-present)
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (2011-present)
American Pharmacists Association (2011-present)



Seaton V, Dickey T, Balli ML, Briggs BE, Baker JD, Hudson JS. Rate of positive depression screenings among Marshallese patients with diabetes in Northwest Arkansas. Mental Health Clinician: January 2019, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 36-40.

McElfish PA, Balli ML, Hudson JS, Long CR, Hudson T, Wilmoth R, Rowland B, Warmack TS, Purvis RS, Shulz T, Riklon S, Holland A, Dickey T. Identifying and understanding barriers and facilitators to medication adherence among Marshallese adults in Arkansas. J Pharm Technol. 2018. 34(5): 204-215. doi: 10.1177/8755122518786262.

Felix, H, Rowland B, Long CR, Narcisse MR, Piel M, Goulden PA, McElfish PA. Diabetes self-care behaviors among Marshallese adults living in the United States. J Immigrant Minority Health (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10903-017-0683-4.

Seaton VS, Piel M. Student pharmacists’ social distancing toward people with mental illness. Mental Health Clinician: September 2017, Vol. 7, No. 5, pp. 181-186.
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McElfish PA, Rowland B, Long CR, Hudson J, Piel M, Buron B, Riklon S, Bing WI, Warmack TS. Diabetes and hypertension in Marshallese adults: results from faith-based health screenings. J. Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. 2017;4(6):1042-1050. doi: 10.1007/s40615-016-0308-y. PMID: 27837454.

Curriculum Vitae