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Derek Jorgenson Professor

Director, Medication Assessment Centre

E3206 Health Sciences


Dr. Jorgenson joined the College in 2008. His research program focuses on primary health care practice with interests in investigating: optimal roles for pharmacists in the primary health care system, interventions to improve medication management in the primary health care system, and best methods of teaching medication management skills to health professional students and practicing pharmacists.

Dr. Jorgenson is also director of the Medication Assessment Centre, a pharmacist-delivered comprehensive medication management service, which aims to optimize therapeutic outcomes through improved medication use and reduction of potential or actual adverse events.

Recent Publications

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  • Pammett, R.T., Blackburn, D., Taylor, J., Mansell, K., Kwan, D., Papoushek, C., Jorgenson, D. Evaluation of a community pharmacy-based screening questionnaire to identify patients at risk for drug therapy problems (2015) Pharmacotherapy, 35 (9), pp. 881-886.
  • Weidmann, A.E., Pammett, R., Landry, E., Jorgenson, D. Interprofessional student-run primary health care clinics: Implications for pharmacy education in Scotland (2015) Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 148 (3), pp. 156-159.
  • Wilby, K.J., Taylor, J., Khalifa, S.I., Jorgenson, D. A course-based cross-cultural interaction among pharmacy students in Qatar and Canada (2015) American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 79 (2), art. no. 26, 8 p. Link
  • Pammett, R., Landry, E., Weidmann, A.E., Jorgenson, D. Interprofessional student-run primary health care clinics: Educational experiences for pharmacy students (2015) Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 148 (3), pp. 125-128.
  • Pammett, R., Jorgenson, D. Eligibility requirements for community pharmacy medication review services in Canada (2014) Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 147 (1), pp. 20-24. Link
  • Jorgenson, D., Laubscher, T., Lyons, B., Palmer, R. Integrating pharmacists into primary care teams: Barriers and facilitators (2014) International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 22 (4), pp. 292-299.
  • Yakiwchuk, E.M., Jorgenson, D., Mansell, K., Laubscher, T., LeBras, M., Blackburn, D.F. Collaborative cardiovascular risk reduction in primary care ii (CCARP II): Implementation of a systematic case-finding process for patients with uncontrolled risk factors (2013) Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 146 (5), pp. 284-292. Link
  • Jorgenson, D., Dalton, D., Farrell, B., Tsuyuki, R.T., Dolovich, L. Guidelines for pharmacists integrating into primary care teams (2013) Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 146 (6), pp. 342-352. Link
  • Farrell, B., Jennings, B., Ward, N., Marks, P.Z., Kennie, N., Dolovich, L., Jorgenson, D., Jones, C., Gubbels, A. Evaluation of a pilot e-learning primary health care skills training program for pharmacists (2013) Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 5 (6), pp. 580-592.
  • Ramsden, V.R., McKay, S., Bighead, S., Boucher, G., Bourassa, C., Butt, P., Clinton, A., Crowe, J., Felix, F., Jorgenson, D., LaRocque, K., McKee, N., Nketia, I., Rabbitskin, N., Thunderchild, E., Troupe, C., Turner, T. Participatory health research: Celebrating smoke-free homes (2013) Canadian Family Physician, 59 (9), pp. 1014-1015. Link
  • Jorgenson, D., Gubbels-Smith, A., Farrell, B., Ward, N., Dolovich, L., Jennings, B. Characteristics of pharmacists who enrolled in the pilot ADAPT education program: Implications for practice change (2012) Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 145 (6), pp. 260-263.
  • Phillips, L., Ferguson, R., Diduck, K., Lamb, D., Jorgenson, D. Integrating a brief pharmacist intervention into practice: Osteoporosis pharmacotherapy assessment (2012) Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 145 (5), pp. 218-220.
  • Jorgenson, D., Muller, A., Whelan, A.M. Pharmacist educators in family medicine residency programs: A qualitative analysis (2012) BMC Medical Education, 12 (1), art. no. 74. Link
  • Farrell, B., Dolovich, L., Emberley, P., Gagné, M.-A., Jennings, B., Jorgenson, D., Kennie, N., Marks, P.Z., Papoushek, C., Waite, N., Woloschuk, D.M.M. Designing a novel continuing education program for pharmacists: Lessons learned (2012) Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 145 (4), pp. e7-e16.
  • Kennie-Kaulbach, N., Farrell, B., Ward, N., Johnston, S., Gubbels, A., Eguale, T., Dolovich, L., Jorgenson, D., Waite, N., Winslade, N. Pharmacist provision of primary health care: A modified Delphi validation of pharmacists' competencies (2012) BMC Family Practice, 13, art. no. 27.
  • Blackburn, D.F., Yakiwchuk, E.M., Jorgenson, D.J., Mansell, K.D. Proposing a Redefinition of pharmaceutical care (2012) Annals of Pharmacotherapy, 46 (3), pp. 447-449.
  • Jorgenson, D., Muller, A., Whelan, A.M., Buxton, K. Pharmacists teaching in family medicine residency programs: National survey (2011) Canadian Family Physician, 57 (9), pp. e341-e346. Link
  • Jorgenson, D., Lamb, D., MacKinnon, N.J. Practice change challenges and priorities: A national survey of practising pharmacists (2011) Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 144 (3), pp. 125-131.
  • McKague, M., Jorgenson, D., Buxton, K.A. Ocular side effects of bisphosphonates: A case report and literature review (2010) Canadian Family Physician, 56 (10), pp. 1015-1017. Link
  • Jorgenson, D. Asleep at the wheel? (2010) Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 143 (3), p. 104.
  • Buxton, K., Mansell, K., Jorgenson, D. Pharmacist interventions: Improving adherence to evidence-based therapy (2010) Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 143 (2), pp. 74-76.
  • McKinnon, A., Jorgenson, D. Pharmacist and physician collaborative prescribing: For medication renewals within a primary health centre (2009) Canadian Family Physician, 55 (12), pp. e86-e91. Link
  • Jorgenson, D. Determinants of health (2009) Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 142 (3), p. 113.
  • Evans, C.D., Eurich, D.T., Lamb, D.A., Taylor, J.G., Jorgenson, D.J., Semchuk, W.M., Mansell, K.D., Blackburn, D.F. Retrospective observational assessment of statin adherence among subjects patronizing different types of community pharmacies in Canada (2009) Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy, 15 (6), pp. 476-484. Link
  • Mansell, K., Jorgenson, D. Pharmacist interventions: Tobacco cessation in 3 minutes or less (2009) Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 142 (4), pp. 174-176.