Hospital Pharmacists: Influencers of Public Health

Date:  September 29, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

Location: Webinar


What is the definition of public health – and how do pharmacists contribute to it? Dr. So will answer those questions when she kicks off our CSHP webinar series this fall.  

Presenter: Miranda So, PharmD, MPH (Epidemiology), BScPhm

Dr. Miranda So is the Interim Program Lead, Pharmacotherapy Specialist and Research Director of the Sinai Health-University Health Network Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in Toronto, Ontario. She is a Clinician-Investigator with the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute and an Assistant Professor (status-only) at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto. Miranda received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, and her Master of Public Health degree in the field of Epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University. 

Her research focuses on antimicrobial stewardship in immunocompromised patients, specifically hematology-oncology patients and organ transplant recipients. In addition, her work examines the intersection of antimicrobial use, resistance and public health, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and social determinants of health. Miranda has been a member of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists since her days as a pharmacy student. She is the current Chair of the CSHP Foundation Education Grant Committee. Miranda is a runner and a knitter, though she has not quite mastered doing both simultaneously. 

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the definition of "public health"
  • Examine the pharmacist's role in public health
  • Illustrate how hospital pharmacists contribute to public health using the context of
    1) the COVID-19 pandemic and 2) antimicrobial resistance


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