College of Pharmacy research theme

Evaluation of medication use, effectiveness and safety


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.

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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).



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

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