Nancy Waite, BScPhm, PharmD
Co-lead, OPEN program
Lead, Pharmacist bias and pharmaceutical care project
Lead, Pharmacist vaccine hesitancy project
Lead, Capacity-building team
Lead, Mapping health geography data and pharmacy access project
Co-lead, Pharmacists as immunizers project
Co-lead, Pharmacist prescribing project
Co-lead, Gender and vulnerable populations team
Member, Pharmacists services evaluation framework project
Member, Knowledge translation and exchange team
Dr. Nancy Waite is a Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Education, as well as the Ontario College of Pharmacists Professor in Pharmacy Innovation at the University of Waterloo’s School of Pharmacy. Before joining Waterloo, Nancy was an Associate Professor at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto. Before that position, she was the manager of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professionals at Wayne State University.
Nancy, along with Lisa Dolovich, co-leads OPEN’s conceptual, scientific and administrative aims, oversees program finances and organization, and supervises OPEN’s central staff. She leads the Pharmacist vaccine hesitancy project, the Pharmacist bias and pharmaceutical care project, the Capacity-building team and the Mapping health geography data and pharmacy access project, co-leads OPEN’s Pharmacists as immunizers project and the Pharmacist prescribing project, and the Gender and vulnerable populations team. Nancy is also a member of the Pharmacists services evaluation framework project and the Knowledge translation and exchange team.
As a co-lead of OPEN, she is also an ex officio member of the program’s Advisory Committee.
Nancy is a highly motivated professional with more than 20 years of Canadian and American experience in providing clinical pharmacy services, in leading creative curriculum reform, development and assessment, and in conducting innovative pharmacy education and practice research. Nancy is a strong believer in a team approach, supported by strong leadership and motivational and team-building skills. She chairs and is a member of numerous committees and boards of local, provincial, state, national and international pharmacy organizations and their initiatives. Her many awards and recognitions from peers attest to her passion for pharmacy education and practice advancement.
Nancy received her BScPhm degree from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto, followed by her PharmD from the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professionals, Wayne State University, where she also conducted her postdoctoral studies.