College of Pharmacy research theme

Medication use, effectiveness, safety and value

Research affiliations


Research summary

Dr. Raman-Wilms’ research relates to the optimization of medication use in the elderly, specifically related to deprescribing of medications, pain management and pharmacist services. She is a team member of the deprescribing group that developed and evaluated deprescribing guidelines and algorithms for clinical care. This research team recently organized an international symposium on deprescribing guideline development, implementation, research and education.

Current research is focused on using community engagement to move deprescribing forward.  This project is supported by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care - Health Services research fund.  Dr. Raman-Wilms’ educational scholarly interests include interprofessional education and curriculum development. 


Dr. Lalitha Raman-Wilms is a professor and dean of the College of Pharmacy, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. Prior to her current role, she served as associate dean for education at the University of Toronto. Previous leadership roles include associate dean, professional programs; PharmD program director; and director of the division of pharmacy practice.

Dr. Raman-Wilms has served as the president of the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC), and serves on the board of various pharmacy organizations.


  • Baccalaureate of Science in Pharmacy, University of Toronto
  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree, University of Toronto

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