Scot H. Simpson, PharmD

Scot Simpson


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Dr. Scot Simpson received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Saskatchewan in 1990 and completed a hospital pharmacy residency at the Regina General Hospital in 1991.  Following this, he worked as a staff pharmacist at the Yorkton Regional Hospital in Yorkton, Saskatchewan for three years.  Scot returned to school in 1995 and completed a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Toronto in 1997, and a post-doctoral fellowship (2000) and Master of Science degree (2001) in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, at the University of Alberta.

Scot is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta and a clinical pharmacist with the University Hospital Family Medicine Clinic. He currently holds a New Investigator salary award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and is the principal investigator on a number of pharmacy practice and pharmacoepidemiology studies.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Health Economics and a collaborator with the Alliance for Canadian Health Outcomes Research in Diabetes (ACHORD) in Edmonton, Alberta.  In addition, he is a member of the Canadian Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Guidelines Expert Committee for Pharmacologic Management of Type 2 Diabetes.

Scot's teaching, research, and clinical practice interests are in medication management of diabetes and its complications, medication adherence issues, and the challenges of integrating evidence into practice.  He has a published interest in evaluating the impact of medication adherence on health outcomes, identifying and overcoming patient-perceived barriers to medication use, and optimizing medication management of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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