Brett Barrett is a Consultant Pharmacist who specializes in the management of infection. She has been a member of the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy since 2011, serving as Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor until assuming the role of Clinical Lecturer in 2019. In addition to administering the infectious disease curriculum, Professor Barrett is responsible for ensuring graduates have the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in institutional pharmacy settings.
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- Interprofessional collaboration
- Advanced pharmacy practice in hospital
- Strategies to support antimicrobial stewardship
- Drivers and harms of inappropriate antimicrobial use
Professor Barrett maintains a clinical practice at Grand River Hospital where she supports the Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infectious Disease Programs. In her practice, she seeks to optimize the use of antimicrobials to achieve best patient outcomes, reduce risk of infections, and reduce levels of antibiotic resistance. In addition, Professor Barrett is dedicated to the education and empowerment of hospital- and community-based patients and healthcare providers regarding the safe and appropriate use of antimicrobials.
Professor Barrett teaches at the undergraduate level. Course offerings have included:
- PHARM 221: Integrated Patient Focused Care-2
- PHARM 252: Institutional Pharmacy Practice
- PHARM 320: Integrated Patient Focused Care-5
- PHARM 367: Pediatric Pharmacy
- PHARM 462: Interprofessional Case Management
- PHARM 473: Advanced Infectious Disease
- PHARM 474: Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics in the Hospital Setting
Professional associations and service
- Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists – National Delegate (Ontario Branch) – 2016 to present
The following news stories have featured Professor Barrett's clinical practice and educational outreach initiatives.
1999: BScH (Queen's University)
2003: BScPhm (Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto)