BScPhm, ACPR, Pharm D
Clinical Subject Matter Expert, GEMINI
My role with the GEMINI team:
My primary role is to support the GEMINI Data Scientists as a Clinical Subject Matter Expert, to ensure that clinical data is accurately, optimally, and practically captured. As a pharmacist, I am uniquely positioned to help define study characteristics such as medication appropriateness to achieve specific endpoints.
My past experience and accomplishments:
For more than 15 years, I have held clinical pharmacy positions at St. Michael’s Hospital (SMH), in both the ‘General Internal Medicine’ program and the ‘Infectious Diseases and Positive Care Clinic’. I also developed a pharmacy consultant role at Casey House that provides clinical pharmacy services to complex medical patients living with HIV. Currently, I am a Clinical Pharmacy Practitioner in HIV for the SMH Academic Family Health Teams. I have a life-long commitment to education, and have had the fortunate opportunity to precept numerous pharmacy students and residents, as well as lecture at the University of Toronto (UofT).
My educational background:
I graduated from UofT’s Bachelor of Pharmacy program, which was followed by a Pharmacy Residency at SMH. To further broaden my clinical knowledge and skills, I completed a Doctor of Pharmacy degree through the University of Florida.
I feel most inspired when:
Ingenuity in healthcare results in positive change with improved patient outcomes.
A few of my favourite things are:
getting outside with my kids
enjoy a quiet cup of afternoon tea