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

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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, B.Sc.Phm., Pharm.D., 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, B.Sc.(Pharm), Pharm.D., BCGP, FCSHP
Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta
Member, CaDeN Health Care Provider Committee

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Johanna Trimble
Patient Champion, Patients for Patient Safety Canada
Honorary Lecturer, Community Geriatrics, Department of Family Practice, UBC Faculty of Medicine
Volunteer Member, Vancouver Coastal Health Community Advisory Network, BC Patient Voices Network
Member, CaDeN Public Awareness Committee