Pharmacy Practice

Research has always been a strength of the faculty. We have one of the largest faculties of pharmacy in Canada. Our Division of Pharmacy Practice researchers cover seven research areas:


Patient oriented research conducted with human subjects; it includes mechanisms of human disease, therapeutic interventions, clinical trials, development of new technologies (National Institute of Heath).


Dr. Jill Hall, Dr. Christine Hughes, Dr. Sherif Mahmoud, Dr. Sharon Mitchell & Dr. Nese Yuksel


A field of inquiry aimed at advancing knowledge of education and learning processes and development of the tools and methods necessary to support this endeavor.(American Educational Research Association).


Dr. Ken Cor, Dr. Neal Davies, Dr. Lisa Guirguis, Dr. Cheryl Sadowski & Dr. Scot Simpson

Health services

Improving the way health care services are organized, regulated, managed, financed, paid for, used and delivered, in the interest of improving the health and quality of life of all Canadians (CIHR).


Dr. Mark Makowsky, Dr. Cheryl Sadowski, Dr. Scot Simpson & Dr. Nese Yuksel

Knowledge translation

Using knowledge obtained from research to inform the decision making of healthcare professionals and improve outcomes (CIHR).


Dr. Sherif Mahmoud &  Dr. Mark Makowsky


Provides an estimate of the probability of beneficial effects of a drug in a population and the probability of adverse effects  (John Hopkins University).


Dr. Jill Hall & Dr. Scot Simpson

Pharmacy practice

Focuses on the assessment and evaluation of pharmacy practice. It includes studies that evaluate pharmacists' roles in a variety of capacities (CPhA). 


Dr. René Breault, Dr. Lisa Guirguis & Terri Schindel

Social Administrative

The "people" aspect of pharmacy and medication use. Focusing on the scientific and humanistic bases for understanding and influencing interactions involving patients, medicines, caregivers, and health care systems (University of Wisconsin).


Dr. Lisa Guirguis & Terri Schindel