Lise BjerreLise M. Bjerre, MD, PhD, MCFP
Co-investigator member, Deprescribing guidelines for the elderly project

Lise is a co-investigator on OPEN’s Deprescribing project, a research study that is piloting and evaluating an emerging interprofessional pharmacist service that has as its goal the development of guidelines to reduce and discontinue drug use in the elderly. Lise is an epidemiologist and family physician. She is a researcher with the Department of Family Medicine and the Bruyère Research Institute at the University of Ottawa, and a practicing family physician working as a staff physician at the Civic site of the Ottawa Hospital Academic Family Health Team. She is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and cross-appointed to the Department of Epidemiology & Community Medicine at the University of Ottawa.

Lise was recently appointed Adjunct Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), ICES@uOttawa site, Primary Care and Population Health Program.

Stemming from her primary care clinical experience combined with strong methodological training in pharmaco-epidemiology, her research focuses largely on optimization of medication management in primary care, and in particular on using health administrative databases for the identification of potentially inappropriate prescribing. Related interests include drug safety and effectiveness, population-level interventions to optimize medication management, and methodological issues in large health databases.

She is currently Principal Investigator on two Canadian Institutes of Health Research–funded grants and one Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care grant focusing on potentially inappropriate prescribing in elderly patients.