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Scot H. Simpson

University of Alberta


I received my BSP from the University of Saskatchewan and completed a hospital pharmacy residency at the Regina General Hospital.  After working as a hospital pharmacist for a few years, I returned to school and completed a PharmD (University of Toronto) and MSc (University of Alberta).  I joined the Faculty in 2004 and am currently a Professor in the Pharmacy Practice Division.

Research Interest

I am interested in understanding the effects of medications used to treat people with type 2 diabetes.  My work in this area follows three lines of inquiry: Is there an association between sulfonylurea use and risk of adverse cardiovascular events? Does aspirin dose moderate the effect of aspirin in people with type 2 diabetes? How does medication adherence affect the association between medications and outcomes in people with type 2 diabetes? I have used a number of research methods in the fields of pharmacoepidemiology and systematic reviews to examine these questions.

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