Barbara Farrell, BScPhm, PharmD, FCSHP
Co-PI Lead, Deprescribing guidelines for the elderly project
Member, Pharmacist services evaluation framework project
Member, Knowledge translation and exchange team
Co-lead, AHRQ, Community implementation of deprescribing guidelines
Dr. Barbara Farrell is a Scientist with the Bruyère Research Institute and CT Lamont Primary Health Care Research Centre. She is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa and Adjunct Assistant Professor with the School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo. She maintains a clinical practice as a pharmacist in the Bruyère Geriatric Day Hospital and is Clinical and Research Coordinator in the Pharmacy Department at Bruyère Continuing Care.
Barb co-leads with James Conklin OPEN’s Deprescribing project, which will pilot and evaluate an emerging interprofessional service that has as its goal the development of guidelines to reduce and discontinue drug use in the elderly. She co-leads the applied health research question that’s exploring community implementation of deprescribing guidelines. She is also a member of OPEN’s Pharmacists services evaluation framework project and the Knowledge translation and exchange team.
Dr. Farrell’s research interests include evaluating evolving pharmacist roles, educational needs of pharmacists and innovative models to improve medication-related care for the elderly.
Barb received her BScPhm and PharmD from the University of Toronto. She has worked in hospital and community pharmacy, academia and research. In recent years, she has spoken widely on the topic of polypharmacy and its impact on the elderly. In 2011, she was named the Canadian Pharmacist Association’s “Pharmacist of the Year.”