Lisa McCarthy

Associate Professor (Status-only)
Clinician Scientist
Pharmacy Scientist, Women’s College Hospital

Health Services Research; Safe Medication Use

Dr. McCarthy’s  research program uses mixed methods to address questions related to two broad areas:

  1. Optimizing the safe and effective use of medications in ambulatory care settings, and
  2. Testing innovations in models of ambulatory health care delivery.

Current projects include:

  1. Medication Reconciliation in Ambulatory Care (scoping review funded by a CIHR Knowledge Synthesis Grant);
  2. Pharmacists as Personalized Medicine Experts (funded by an Innovation Fund Grant from the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy)
  3. Building a Model of Care for Older Adults in Ontario’s Family Health Teams: (various funding)
  4. Ontario Pharmacy REsearch CollaboratioN (OPEN): (funded by the Health System Research Fund from the MOHLTC; lead by Nancy Waite and Lisa Dolovich). My role is as project lead for two mixed-methods projects:
    1. Evaluation of Renew/Adapt Authority for Pharmacists in Ontario,
    2. Examining Stakeholder Perspectives about expanding prescriptive authority for pharmacists using minor ailments as the example.

Recent publications from Dr. McCarthy in PubMed

Women’s College Hospital
730 – 790 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1N8
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