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Mark Makowsky, BSP, PharmD.

Associate Professor

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

About Me


Post Doctoral Research Fellowship, EPICORE Centre/COMPRIS, University of Alberta (2007)

Doctor of Pharmacy, University of British Columbia (2005)

Pharmacy Practice Resident, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (2000)

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, University of Saskatchewan (1998)


Alberta College of Pharmacists

Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada


Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada, Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists, Canadian Pharmacists Association, Hypertension Canada, North American Primary Care Research Group 


Dr. Makowsky maintains a high-level, innovative, integrated and collaborative clinical practice in primary care at an academic family medicine clinic. He maintains a generalist medication management service and actively manages patient pharmacotherapy by having the ability to prescribe Schedule 1 medications and order lab tests.     



e-Health, Primary Care, Hypertension, Diabetes, Health Services Research, Interdisciplinary Practice, Sports Pharmacy 

Dr. Makowsky’s research program in centered in primary care and has focused on 3 main areas: 

1. Understanding how novel technologies (e.g., the internet, smartphones, social media, and applications) influence patient engagement in self-management, shared decision making, and healthcare outcomes. 

2. Evaluating approaches to optimize drug therapy decision-making and quality of patient medication use in primary care. 

3. Developing and evaluating novel strategies to improve the prevention and treatment of hypertension.  

A listing of his works in Pubmed is found here.


Dr. Makowsky teaches in the areas of evidence-based clinical practice, pharmacotherapeutics, and pharmacy practice. Clinical areas of expertise include: Hypertension and cardiovascular risk reduction, smoking cessation, peptic ulcer disease, dyspepsia, chronic pain management, osteoarthritis, asthma and COPD. He coordinates: PHARM 324 – Evidence-Based Medicine in the undergraduate curriculum and PHARM 501  – Critical Analysis of Evidence in Practice in the PharmD cirriculum  He is also very active in supervising undergraduate and PharmD students in his practice site.