College of Pharmacy research theme

Population therapeutics and health outcomes research


  • Administrative health data
  • Biostatistics
  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Mother-infant health
  • Observational studies
  • Perinatal epidemiology
  • Pharmacopidemiology
  • Teratology

Research summary

Dr. Eltonsy is a pharmacoepidemiologist with an academic focus on drug safety and effectiveness and real-world evidence. His main area of research is drug safety evaluation using electronic health data, with a special focus on mother-infant health.

Current projects cover the utilization, comparative safety and effectiveness of prescription medications in pregnant women and mother-infant health using real-world data. Dr. Eltonsy also aims to explore perinatal determinants of short and long-term disorders in children. He has a special interest in research methodology and innovative applications in this field.

Research interests include:

  • Generating essential knowledge that improve decision-making processes for the wellbeing of mothers and offspring
  • Perinatal epidemiology, teratology and women’s health
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and biostatistics
  • Congenital anomalies, drugs and pregnancy / breast feeding, intrauterine developmental abnormalities
  • Advanced epidemiological and comparative effectiveness research methodologies for bias control


Sherif Eltonsy is an assistant professor at the College of Pharmacy, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba. He is also a research scientist at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM) and a member of the Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies. Previous positions include pharmacoepidemiologist with the Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit (MSSU).


PhD in epidemiology and biostatistics, Université de Montreal

Post-doctoral fellowship at Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick, in partnership with Université de Sherbrooke and Université de Moncton

Master's degree in pharmaceutical sciences, Université de Montreal

Bachelor's degree in pharmacy


Throughout his academic progress, Dr. Eltonsy accumulated numerous honours including the Rising-Star Award in two Canadian provinces.

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