Spotlight on Dr. Holly Mansell

Dr. Holly Mansell leads a project to improve patient education before kidney transplantation and post-transplant adherence.



Holly Mansell is an assistant professor of Pharmacy. She maintains a practice site at the Saskatchewan Transplant Program in Saskatoon as a clinical pharmacist, working with an interdisciplinary team. She teaches undergraduate pharmacy students in the area of pharmacotherapeutics.


Dr. Mansell’s research program centers around solid organ transplantation and issues related to pharmacy practice. Within the field of transplantation, she is the Chair of the Canadian Society of Transplantation, Pharmacist’s Group. Her research interests include adverse effects of immunosuppression, medication adherence, patient education, and patient-oriented research. She is currently leading a project to improve education before kidney transplantation, and investigate the impact on post-transplant adherence. Within the area of pharmacy practice she is involved in a variety of research initiatives, most recently in the areas of nephrology and respirology.

Selected Publications

K. Fullman, D. Blackburn, M. Fenton, H. Mansell, 2017. Readability and Suitability of COPD Consumer Information. Canadian Respiratory Journal, Article ID: 2945282.

J.J. Harrison, H. Mansell, T. Blydt-Hansen. 2017. Adverse Symptoms of Immunosuppressants: A Survey of Canadian Transplant Clinicians. Clinical Transplantation, 31 (5).

N. Rosaasen, J, Taylor, D. Blackburn, R. Mainra, A. Shoker, H. Mansell. 2017. Development and Validation of the K-TUT (Kidney Transplant Understanding Tool). Transplantation Direct, 3 (3): e132.

N. Rosaasen, R. Mainra, A. Shoker, J.Wilson, D.Blackburn, H. Mansell. 2017. Education before kidney transplant: What do patients need to know? Progress in Transplantation, 27 (1): 58-64.

S. Del Bigio, S. Mulhall, Y. Shevchuk, H. Mansell. 2016. Perceptions of teamwork and interprofessional education in undergraduate pharmacy students. Pharmacy Education, 16 (1): 199-209.

J. Jones, N. Rosaasen, J. Taylor, R. Mainra, A. Shoker, D. Blackburn, J. Wilson, H. Mansell. 2016. Health Literacy, Knowledge, and Patient Satisfaction Before Kidney Transplantation. Transplant Proceedings, 48(8): 2608-2614.

A.J. Havlicek, H. Mansell. 2016. The Community Pharmacist’s Role in Cancer Screening and Prevention. Canadian Pharmacist’s Journal, 149 (5): 274-282.

P. Trivedi, N. Rosaasen, H. Mansell. 2016. Education Before Kidney Transplantation: The Health Care Provider’s Perspective. Progress in Transplantation, 26 (4): 322-327.

H. Mansell, M. Soliman, H. Elmoselhi, A. Shoker. 2015. Elevated Circulating Interleukin 33 Levels in Stable Renal Transplant Recipients at High Risk for Cardiovascular Events. PLoS ONE, 10 (11): e0142141.

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