Cross appointment

Department of Family Medicine

College of Pharmacy research themes

  • Medication use, effectiveness, safety and value
  • Translational pharmacotherapy and practice

Keywords

  • Chronic disease
  • Drug utilization
  • Opioids
  • Overtreatment
  • Pharmacoepidemiology

Research interests

  • Medication prescribing patterns
  • Overtreatment in older adults
  • Rapid review and systematic review of pharmacotherapy for common conditions
  • Real world evaluation of medication harm
  • Test utilization

    Research affiliations

    Research groups

    • Patients Experience Evidence Research (PEER) Team Member

    Research summary

    The goal of Dr. Falk’s research program is to evaluate treatment and testing patterns in chronic disease management, focusing on diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and chronic pain, as well as acute antibiotic and opioid use.

    The ultimate aim of this program is to influence prescribing patterns toward optimized care through minimized patient burden. To achieve this, Dr. Falk’s program collaborates with researchers within the college and broader Rady Faculty of Health Sciences to capitalize on the province’s rich databases, targeting key stakeholder clinicians, scientists, and policy makers. These aims are further enhanced with evidence-based medicine translation activities through organization of the Medication, Evidence, and Decision Support (MEDS) conference and the development of systematic reviews and guidelines as part of the national PEER Project Team.

    Biography

    Dr. Jamie Falk is an associate professor at the College of Pharmacy, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba and practices as an Extended Practice Pharmacist with the Department of Family Medicine at the Kildonan Medical Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

    He focuses his clinical practice, research, and teaching primarily on optimizing prescribing practices, approaches to minimizing patient burden, and promoting evidence-based knowledge translation to learners, clinicians and the patients they care for. He is the clinical site co-lead for the Implementing Evidence program, a PEER Team member, and co-chair of the annual Medications, Evidence, and Decision Support (MEDS) Conference in Winnipeg.

    Education

    • B.Sc. (Pharm), University of Manitoba (1997)
    • PharmD, University of British Columbia (2004)

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    Contact us

    College of Pharmacy
    Apotex Centre
    750 McDermot Ave W
    University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
    Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T5 Canada

    204-474-9306
    204-789-3744