Feng Chang

Feng Chang
Associate Professor
Location: PHR 7002
Phone: 519-888-4567 x21321


Dr. Chang is a clinical pharmacist specializing in geriatric pharmacotherapy. Her research interests include caring for vulnerable older adults in primary care settings, particularly older adults in rural areas, for conditions such as chronic pain and dementia, and the role of pharmacists in care provision.

Research Interests

  • Integration of interprofessional patient-care solutions
  • Effective medication use in rural elderly
  • Enhancing the professional capacity of health care providers and increasing access to care for rural individuals
  • Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmacoepidemiology

Scholarly Research

Geriatric pharmacotherapy Chronic pain and opioid use Rural health Pharmacy practice research


  • 2017: Canadian Association for University Continuing Education best Non-credit Programming under 46 hours award for the Opioid Education Partnership
  • 2011 Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists Ontario Branch Pharmaceutical Care Award
  • 2010 Pharmacy Practice and Drugstore Canada Commitment to Care and Service Awards – Hospital Pharmacy Initiative
  • 2008 Volunteer Award in Professional Guidance, Chinese Professionals Association of Canada
  • 2007 Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists Ontario Branch Literary Award – Therapeutic Review or Case Report
  • 2007 Volunteer Award, Chinese Professionals Association of Canada
  • 2006 Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists Ontario Branch Pharmaceutical Care Award
  • 2006 First Annual Best Practices in Online Learning Award, RxBriefcase, www.RxBriefcase.com


  • Dr. Chang co-leads two major research projects: 1. The Opioid Education Partnership, a collaborative, web-based education program for evidence-based opioid management that targets physicians, pharmacists, students and trainees; 2. The Chronic pain management by rural and urban community pharmacists project, a research study that is developing, implementing and evaluating new pharmacist services to better manage chronic pain in urban and rural communities.
  • She is also the Chair of Rural Pharmacy at the Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health.
  • Other scholarly and professional activities: Associate editor, Canadian Pharmacists Journal (2005–Present), Clinical pharmacist, Huron Community Family Health Team, Seaforth, ON (2013–Present), Member of the Health Canada Scientific Advisory Panel on Opioids (Nov 2016)


  • PHARM 120 - Pharmacy in an Evolving Healthcare System
    • Taught in 2021, 2022, 2024
  • PHARM 401 - Independent Study 2
    • Taught in 2019
  • PHARM 466 - Advanced Geriatric Care
    • Taught in 2020, 2021, 2022

* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Cooke M, Waite N, Cook K, Milne E, Chang F, McCarthy L, Sproule B. Incorporating sex, gender and vulnerable populations in a large multisite health research programme: the Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network as a case study. Health Research Policy and Systems. 2017;15(1):20.
  • Duong S, Patel T, Chang F. Dementia: what pharmacists need to know. Canadian Pharmacists Journal. 2017;150(2):118-29.
  • Maximos M, Chang F, Patel T. Risk of falls associated with antiepileptic drug use in ambulatory elderly populations: a systematic review. Canadian Pharmacists Journal. 2017;150(2):101-11.
  • Chang F, Ibrahim S. Perceptions of community-dwelling patients and their physicians on OxyContin discontinuation and the impact on chronic pain management. Pain Research and Management. 2017;2017:5402915. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/5402915.
  • Chang F, Paramsothy T, Roche M, Gupta NS. Patient, staff and clinician perspectives on implementing electronic communications in an interdisciplinary rural family health practice. Primary Health Care Research and Development. 2017 Mar;18(2):149-60. Epub 2016 Dec 20. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1463423616000414.
  • McCarthy L, Milne E, Waite N, Cooke M, Cook K, Chang F, Sproule BA. Sex and gender-based analysis in pharmacy practice research: a scoping review. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2016 Nov 19. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sapharm.2016.11.007.
  • Patel T, Chang F, Mohammed HT, Raman-Wilms L, Jurcic J, Khan A, Sproule B. Knowledge, perceptions and attitudes toward chronic pain and its management: a cross sectional survey of frontline pharmacists in Ontario, Canada. PLoS ONE. 2016;11(6):e0157151. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0157151.
  • Chang F, Yeung KT, Chan G. Identifying mercury heavy-metal poisoning masquerading as dementia and Parkinson’s disease – recognizing neuropsychiatric manifestations and dietary contributors. Canadian Geriatrics Society Journal of CME. 2015;5(2):1-8.
  • Chang F, Gupta NS. Progress in electronic medical record adoption in Canada. Canadian Family Physician. 2015;61(12):1076-84.
  • O’Connell MB, Chang F, Tocco A, Mills ME, Hwang JM, Garwood CL, Khreizat HS, Gupta NS. Drug-related-problem outcomes and program satisfaction from a comprehensive brown bag medication review. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2015;63(9):1900-5.

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