College of Pharmacy and Nutrition

Teaching Responsibilities

Social and Administrative Pharmacy. Areas of interest include health service delivery and management; health policy; pharmacoeconomics and pharmacoepidemiology.

Research Interests

Chief areas of interest are organization and motivation of health service workers; relationship between health policies and drug utilization patterns in the community; international health.

Recent studies have focused on the role of equity perceptions among physicians on their wish to reallocate time among patient care, teaching and research, continuing education and administrative activities. Interprofession education, interdisciplinary collaboration among various community-based health care professionals and health literacy in emerging developed countries are other core areas of Dr. Dobson's research.

Recent Publications

  • Goodridge, L. New, J. Kappel, J. Lawson, R. Dobson, E. Penz, G. Groot, and J. Gjevre, 2021. Improving hospital safety for patients with chronic kidney disease: A mixed methods study. BMC Nephrology, 22: 318 DOI: 10.1186/s12882-021-02499-4. 

  • Fatani, R. Dobson, A. El-Aneed, 2019. Qualitative Exploration of the Education and Skill Needs of Community Pharmacists in Saskatoon Concerning Substance Use Disorder. Canadian Pharmacists Journal, 152 (2): 117-129.

  • Krol, R. Dobson and K. Adesina, 2019. The Association between Academic Success in a Canadian University’s Pharmacy Program. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 83 (1):1-10. DOI: 10.5688/ajpe6491.     
  • Goodridge, M. Rana, E. Harrison, T. Rotter, R. Dobson, G. Groot, S. Udod and J. Lloyd, 2018. Assessing the Implementation Processes of a Large-Scale, Multi-Year Quality Improvement Initiative: Survey of Health Care Providers. BMC Health Services Research, 18: 237 DOI: 10.1186/s12913-018-3045-6.  
  • Lepnurm, R. Nesdole, R. Dobson and J. Peña-Sánchez, 2016. The effects of distress and the dimensions of coping strategies on physicians' satisfaction with competence. SAGE Open Medicine, 4: 1-14   DOI: 10.1177/20503121/6643907