Pharmacology

Ross Tsuyuki

Dr Ross Tsuyuki

Professor & Chair
Director of EPICORE

Education:
BSc Pharm, University of British Columbia
PharmD, State University of New York@Buffalo
Fellowship, Cardiovascular Clinical Trials (Dr. S. Yusuf), McMaster University
MSc, Health Research Methods, McMaster University

Teaching: Dr. Tsuyuki is actively engaged in training the next generation of health researchers and has mentored more than 50 graduate students and postgraduate trainees. He has received numerous awards for teaching and mentorship.

Research: Dr. Tsuyuki is a health services researcher with a particular focus on chronic disease management in the community.

Research Interests / Laboratory Techniques

Patients with chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes see their community pharmacist more frequently than any other health professional. With changing scopes of practice for pharmacists, there is a real potential for identification and better management of patients with chronic conditions like hypertension, diabetes, and high cardiovascular risk – a radical change in primary care. Indeed, our group has conducted some of the first trials of pharmacist prescribing and care in hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular risk, and, recently, in urinary tract infections all of which have shown significant improvements compared to usual care. Implementation of such innovations in primary care are highly supported by patients and are economically dominant (i.e., are more effective than usual care and save money to the health care system).

Dr. Tsuyuki is equally interested in improving the quantity and quality of health research. Through EPICORE Centre (www.epicore.ualberta.ca), he leads a group of dedicated professionals who provide health research services, including consultation on research design, methodology, data management, biostatistics and assistance with research grant preparation. For over 20 years, our group has supported over 400 individual investigators complete over 700 projects. We are also the Consultation and Research Services platform of the Alberta SPOR (Strategy for Patient Oriented Research) SUPPORT Unit, jointly funded by CIHR and Alberta Innovates.

Dr. Tsuyuki has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles and received the Department of Medicine’s Clinical Investigation Publication Award in 2016. His work has garnered more than $54 million in funding, including support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy Innovation Fund, Sanofi-Aventis Canada Inc., Alberta Innovates, and the University Hospital Foundation- servier Alberta Innovation in Health Fund.

Selected Recent Publications

Outcomes of Urinary Tract Infection Management by Pharmacists (RxOUTMAP): A study of pharmacist prescribing and care in patients with uncomplicated urinary tract infections in the community
Author(s): Beahm NP, Symth DJ, Tsuyuki RT.
Journal: Other
Volume: 151
Issue: 5
Page(s): 305-314
Publication Year: 2018

Design and methods of the pan-canadian applying biomarkers to minimize long-term effects of childhood/adolescent cancer treatment (ABLE) nephrotoxicity study: A prospective observational cohort study
Author(s): McMahon K., Rassekh S., Schultz K., Pinsk M., Blydt-Hansen T., Mammen C., Tsuyuki R., Devarajan P., Cuvelier G., Mitchell L., Baruchel S., Palijan A., Carleton B., Ross C., Zappitelli M.,
Journal: Other
Volume: 4
Publication Year: 2018

Cost-effectiveness of pharmacist care for managing patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease in Canada.
Author(s): Al Hamarneh YN, Johnston K, Marra C, Tsuyuki RT.
Journal: Other
Volume: 16
Issue: Suppl 1
Page(s): 1338
Publication Year: 2018

Pharmacist prescribing and care improves cardiovascular risk, but what do patients think? A sub-study of the RxEACH Study.
Author(s): Al Hamarneh YN, Lamb S, Donald M, Hemmelgarn B, King-Shier K, Jones C, Mitchell C, Tsuyuki RT.
Journal: Other
Volume: 16
Issue: Suppl 1
Page(s): 1338
Publication Year: 2018

Outcomes of urinary tract infection management by pharmacists (RxOUTMAO): a study of pharmacist prescribing and care in patients with uncomplicated urinary tract infections in the community.
Author(s): Tsuyuki, RT, Beahm NP, Smyth DJ.
Journal: Other
Volume: 16
Issue: Suppl 1
Page(s): 1338
Publication Year: 2018

Effects of Pharmacists’ Brief Intervention for Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: COMPASS-SMBG, A Cluster Randomized Pilot Trial.
Author(s): Okada H, Tsuyuki R, Sakane N, Onda M, Shoji M, Nakayama T.
Journal: CAN J DIABETES
Volume: 41
Page(s): S25-S26
Publication Year: 2018

Cost-effectiveness of pharmacist intervention for managing hypertension in Canada.
Author(s): Marra C, Johnston K, Santschi V, Tsuyuki R.
Journal: Other
Volume: 150
Issue: 4
Page(s): S72
Publication Year: 2018

Case finding for geriatric syndromes in community pharmacies.
Author(s): Duong E, C haudry S, Marin H, Gong C, Tsuyuki R, Al Hamarneh Y, Sadowski CA.
Journal: J AM GERIATR SOC
Volume: 66
Issue: suppl 2
Page(s): S318
Publication Year: 2018

A complete publication list can be found here: https://www.ualberta.ca/medicine/about/people/ross-tsuyuki