Faculty research areas

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Research at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy shows the same entrepreneurial spirit that made the University of Waterloo what it is today.

Our dynamic and interdisciplinary research teams address questions that span fields ranging from cellular physiology, to drug development and delivery, to clinical studies of how to optimize medication use in various patient populations. 

Waterloo Pharmacy faculty collaborate with other departments and faculties within the University of Waterloo. Beyond that, partners include other universities, locally and internationally, and hospitals and clinics both within the Region of Waterloo and across the province.

Major areas of study include:

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Pharmacy Practice and Health Services Research

Clinical pharmacy research is concerned with the science and practice of rational medication use and medication management therapies. Pharmacy practice research deals with assessing and evaluating pharmacy practice while addressing the role(s) of the pharmacist, utilizing  a systems-based, patient-centered approach.  Both areas are concerned with optimal patient outcomes.

Pharmaceutical Science

The pharmaceutical sciences combine a broad range of scientific disciplines that are critical to the discovery and development of new drugs and therapies.  Research can involve aspects of chemistry, biology, statistics, chemometrics, mathematics, physics, and chemical engineering.

Pharmacoepidemiology and Health Outcomes Research

The field of pharmacoepidemiology applies epidemiological methods and clinical pharmacology to investigate the use, effectiveness and safety of medications in human populations. Pharmacoeconomics seeks to identify, measure and compare the costs and consequences of pharmaceutical products and services, often with the goal of optimising the allocation of healthcare resources.