Wasem Alsabbagh received his Canadian Board of Pharmacy and Ontario licence in 2006 and practised as a hospital pharmacist until 2008, then started his PhD from the University of Saskatchewan. He received his PhD and started his appointment with the School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo in 2015. Wasem’s teaching focus is on pharmacotherapeutics courses, related to cardiovascular diseases, as well as on health care systems and the role of pharmacy practice. In these courses, pharmacy students learn how to communicate therapeutic plans to patients, colleagues, and other health care professionals. On the other hand, conveying research findings about pharmacy practice to stakeholders in the healthcare system is essential to advocate the role of pharmacists.
Wasem’s research focuses on administrative data bases, pharmacoepidemiology, drug safety and effectiveness, and pharmaceutical care. His recent work focused on opioid-related outcomes in Canada.