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Dr. Kelly Grindrod

Assistant Professor

Kelly GrindrodDr. Grindrod's research interests include the role web technologies play in the delivery of primary care services. She is currently examining the use of social media in community-based pharmacy practice. She is also interested in how community-based health professionals’ perceive electronic interventions for modifying prescribing (e.g., internet-based academic detailing).

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Major Department Affiliation: School of Pharmacy

Dr. Grindrod also holds cross-appointments with the School of Public Health & Health Systems at the University of Waterloo.


BSc Pharmacy (University of Alberta)

MSc Pharmacy (University of British Columbia)

PharmD (University of British Columbia)

Postdoctoral Fellowship (University of British Columbia)

Courses Taught

PHARM 428 Professional Practice 4

Scholarly and Professional Activities

Dr. Grindrod works closely with Dr. Susan Leat at the School of Optometry (UW) and Dr. Lisa Dolovich at McMaster University's Department of Family Medicine to build a vision screening mobile application for community pharmacies. Nationally, she works with the BC Ministry of Health's Pharmaceutical Services Division to evaluate a province-wide, pharmacist-run academic detailing program for family physicians. She has recently undertaken a collaboration with Dr. France Légaré at the Université Laval as part of a national team studying knowledge translation in primary care.

Research Interests

Clinical and Post-Marketing Phases of Medication Use

Dr. Grindrod's research goal is to use the best available evidence to guide medication use in primary care, and her research focuses on the potential for emerging technologies to improve medication use in the community, including smart phones and social media platforms. Another focus is the influence of health policy on medication use in the community, including changes to remuneration programs and formularies. Currently, Dr. Grindrod’s is studying the use of mobile apps in Canadians over age 55 and social media use across the profession of pharmacy.

Selected Publications

  1. Marra CA, Lynd LD, Grindrod KA, Joshi P, Isakovic A. Evaluating the labour costs associated with pharmacy adaptation services in British Columbia. Canadian Pharmacists Journal 2012; 145:2:78-82
  2. Grindrod K, Lynd L, Joshi P, Rosenthal M, Isakovic A, Marra C. Pharmacy owner and manager perceptions of pharmacy adaptation services in British Columbia. Canadian Pharmacists Journal 2011; 144:231-5.
  3. Menear M, Grindrod K, Clouston, K, Legarae F, Norton P. Advancing the practice and science of knowledge translation in primary care. Canadian Family Physician (23 June 2011).
  4. Henrich N, Joshi P, Grindrod K, Lynd L, Marra C. Family physicians' perceptions of pharmacy adaptation services in British Columbia. Canadian Pharmacists Journal 2011; 144(4): 172-8.

Positions Available

Volunteer – Full & Part time positions for Fall 2014

External Links

Link to Dr. Grindrod’s publications

University of Waterloo

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