Lisa McCarthyLisa McCarthy, BScPhm, PharmD, MSc
Lead, Pharmacist prescribing project
Member, Deprescribing guidelines for the elderly project
Member, Pharmacist services evaluation framework project
Member, Gender and vulnerable populations team

Lisa leads the Pharmacist prescribing project, a study that explores both existing and potential avenues for pharmacist independent prescribing in Ontario. She is also a member of OPEN’s Deprescribing guidelines for the elderly project, the Pharmacist services evaluation project and the Gender and vulnerable populations team.

Lisa is an Assistant Professor (status) at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and is cross-appointed to the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is also a Pharmacy Scientist with the Women’s College Research Institute at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto. Her research focuses on optimizing medication effectiveness and safety in the ambulatory care setting and evaluating novel models of ambulatory care practice.

Lisa undertook her pharmacy studies (BScPhm, PharmD) at the University of Toronto and completed an MSc in Health Research Methodology at McMaster University. She completed an ambulatory care residency with Sunnybrook & Women’s College Health Sciences Centre (now Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre), a post-PharmD fellowship with the Centre for Evaluation of Medicines, and has practiced in community pharmacy and family health team settings.