Lisa Dolovich, BScPhm, PharmD, MSc
Co-lead, OPEN program
Lead, Pharmacist services evaluation framework project
Lead, AHRQ, MyMeds
Co-lead, AHRQ, Community implementation of deprescribing guidelines
Co-lead, MedsCheck and Pharmaceutical Opinion Program project
Member, Pharmacist prescribing project
Member, Knowledge translation and exchange team
Member, Capacity building team
Dr. Lisa Dolovich is a Professor and Research Director in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University. She is a Scientist and Associate Director at the Centre for Evaluation of Medicines, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton; Associate Professor in the Departments of CE&B and Medicine, McMaster University; Associate Professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto; and Member of the PATH Research Institute.
Lisa co-leads the OPEN program with Dr. Nancy Waite and is responsible for developing and implementing its conceptual, scientific and administrative aims. She is responsible for OPEN’s overall applied health research question process, leads the Pharmacist services evaluation framework project and co-leads the MedsCheck and Pharmaceutical Opinion Program project. She co-leads two applied health research question – one that’s exploring community implementation of deprescribing guidelines and another that’s synthesizing evidence on the use and effectiveness of e-technologies for patient medication monitoring. She is also a member of OPEN’s Pharmacist prescribing project as well as of the Knowledge translation and exchange and Capacity-building teams.
As a co-lead of OPEN, she is also an ex officio member of the program’s Advisory Committee.
Lisa’s research interests include patient perspective on using or deciding to use medications, pharmacist integration into primary care practice, quality of healthcare, pharmacy and health services practice, and evaluating the clinical and policy relevance of interventions, including ehealth and community-based primary healthcare interventions, that can improve prescribing and patient medication-taking behaviour.
Lisa received her BScPhm and PharmD from the University of Toronto and an MSc in health research methodology from McMaster University. In 2010 she was the Chair of the Ontario Ministry of Health’s Expanding Professional Pharmacy Services Working Group. She was recognized as the first-ever Canadian Pharmacist of the Year in 2003. In 2007, Lisa was honoured as a Canadian Pharmacists Association Centennial Pharmacist.