Academic Staff
Silvia Alessi-Severini, B. Sc. (Pharm.), Ph.D
Associate Professor

Drug utilization / Pharmaceutical policy

Program Overview

This research program is developing through active collaborations with the Department of Psychiatry (Faculty of Medicine), the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and the I. H. Asper School of Business.  The focus is on medication utilization and the impact of pharmaceutical policy on health outcomes and costs.  Specific interests have been established in the study of safety and effectiveness of psychotropic pharmacotherapy.

Additional academic/research interests are related to the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Current research projects

  • Use of prescription medications for smoking cessation in the province of Manitoba
  • Use of psychotropic medications in Manitoba: a population-based study
  • Use of antipsychotic agents in Manitoba: prescribing and cost-effectiveness
  • Reflections on self-directed learning: an evaluation of a project-based course in the Faculty of Pharmacy

Research support

Funding has been received from the University Research Grant Program (URGP), the Manitoba Medical Services Foundation (MMSF), the Health Sciences Centre Foundation (HSCF), Pfizer Canada, and the Centre for Higher Education Research and Development (CHERD) at the University of Manitoba.

Some recent publications are listed here.

Dr. Alessi-Severini's biography.

For additional information, please contact:
Ph: 204.474.9229