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.
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.