Jennifer Lake


Jennifer Lake, PharmD, PhD(c) has been a lecturer at Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto since 2010. Her current teaching responsibilities are pharmacotherapy in primary care (PHM652). She has been teaching at Faculty of Medicine since 2016 and was recently appointed as the Program Lead for Pharmacology/Pharmacotherapy Theme for the MD program in 2018. Her role in Medicine is across the entire four year program and encompasses curriculum development, delivery, and assessment. Her educational interests are: collaborative learning, applied learning, pharmacy practice and primary care.

She obtained her BSc(Pharm) from Dalhousie, a hospital pharmacy residency from University of Toronto and her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from University of Toronto in 2007. More recently, she has returned to complete a PhD at Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation here at University of Toronto. Her research is looking at how the role of the pharmacist is negotiated in primary care teams.

Jennifer has extensive clinical experience in both hospital and primary care environments. Most recently, she worked at South East Toronto Family Health Team. Her primary care team experiences impacted her immensely and she sees the value of integrated care for patients. This is why she returned to complete her PhD.

Recent publications:

Hunchuck JE, Lake JD. Dabigatran for stroke prevention in all patients with atrial fibrillation? Pharmacotherapy. 2011 Aug;31(8):725-8. doi:10.1592/phco.31.8.725. PubMed PMID: 21923597.

Sproule BA, Lake J, Mamo DC, Uchida H, Mulsant BH. Are antipsychotic prescribing patterns different in older and younger adults?: a survey of 1357 psychiatric inpatients in Toronto. Can J Psychiatry. 2010 Apr;55(4):248-54. PubMed PMID: 20416148.

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