Our members


Canadian Deprescribing Network members are leading health care providers, researchers and patient advocates. Their work engages Canadian seniors, their families, communities and health care providers in conversations and initiatives that promote the safe and appropriate use of medication.

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Sharon Batt, PhD
Writer, policy analyst and community activist in health and pharmaceutical policy
Adjunct professor, Bioethics and Political Science at Dalhousie University
Board member, Nova Scotia Health Coalition
Member, CaDeN Public Awareness Committee

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Allison Bell
Pharmacy Manager, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Long Term Care
Member, Health Care Provider Committee


Marcia Carr (RN,BN,MS,GNC(C),NCA)
Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Medicine and Nurse Continence Advisor, Geriatric Medicine, Geriatric Psychiatry, Fraser Health, Ridge Meadows Hospital, New Westminster Specialized Seniors Clinic; and Carr CNS Consultant
Adjunct Faculty: UBC School of Nursing; University of Victoria School of Nursing; SFU Gerontology Research Centre;
Clinical Assistant, McMaster University School of Nursing; Guest Professor, Fujian Medical University, School of Nursing

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Janet Currie, MSW (PhD Candidate)
Research Consultant, Medication Safety Advocate, Writer and Policy Analyst
Chair, CaDeN Public Awareness Committee


Barbara Farrell, BScPhm, PharmD, ACPR, FCSHP
Pharmacist, Researcher
Lead, Bruyère Research Institute Evidence-Based Deprescribing Guidelines Research Team
Cofounder of the Canadian Deprescribing Network
Chair, CaDeN Health Care Provider Committee

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David Gardner, PharmD, MSc
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and College of Pharmacy
Dalhousie University
Member, CaDeN Executive Committee


Steve Morgan, PhD
Professor, Faculty of Medicine, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia
Member, CaDeN Executive Committee

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Andrea Murphy, BScPharm, ACPR, PharmD
Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University
Clinic Pharmacist, The Dalhousie University School of Social Work Community Clinic
Member, CaDeN Executive Committee

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Anne Pizzacalla, MSN
Nurse Practitioner (retired), Clinical Nurse Specialist, Gerontology
Member, CaDeN Nursing Subcommittee
Gerontological Nursing Association Ontario Greater Hamilton Area Chapter

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Cheryl A. Sadowski, BSc(Pharm), PharmD, BCGP, FCSHP
Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta
Member, CaDeN Health Care Provider Committee


Brenda Schuster, BSP, ACPR, PharmD, FCSHP
Clinical Pharmacist, Academic Family Medicine Unit, Regina Division of College of Medicine University of Saskatchewan
Member, CaDeN Health Care Provider Committee


Caroline Sirois, B. Pharm, PhD
Professor, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Laval University
Chairholder, Laval University Research Chair on Aging
Researcher, Centre of Excellence on Aging of Quebec

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Johanna Trimble
Member, CaDeN Public Awareness Committee
Patient Champion, Patients for Patient Safety Canada
Member, Vancouver Coastal Health Community Advisory Network (CEAN)
Member, BC Patient Voices Network
Honorary Lecturer, Care of the Elderly, Department of Family Practice, UBC Faculty of Medicine
Guest Lecturer, PharmD (2nd year), UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Public Member, Geriatrics and Palliative Care Committee, Doctors of BC
Steering Committee, BC Polypharmacy Risk Reduction Initiative