Our team includes experts from the areas of pharmacy, knowledge translation and information sciences. Our mission is to work with a broad group of medication management stakeholders to explore the ways digital technology can be used to promote the safe and effective use of medications.


Research Interests

We are most interested in advancing medication management. Recent projects have studied the design and usability of mobile health applications and wearable activity trackers for older adults living with chronic disease. We are also interested in the expanding scope of the modern pharmacist for disease management.



Keynote: Technology and the pharmacist. Canadian Healthcare Network Commitment to Care & Service Awards. Toronto, ON: November 2015.

Social Pharmacy - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Orange County, CA. Dec 10, 2014.

Med 2.0 Digital Divide & mHealth - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

Medicine 2.0 Workshop on mHealth for older adults. Maui, HI. Nov 14, 2014.


research Posters

Medicine 2.0. Maui, HI. November 12-14, 2014.

Canadian Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting. Saskatoon, SK May 31-June 3, 2014

Stanford Medicine X, Palo Alto CA, Sept 27-29, 2013.



Grindrod KA, Alsabbagh W. Managing medications during Ramadan fasting. Can Pharm J 2017; ePub (ahead of print). [Journal]

McMurray J, Grindrod K. Burns C. How appropriate is all this data sharing? Building consensus around what we need to know about shared electronic health records in extended circles of care. Healthcare Quarterly 2017; 19(4):28-36. [Journal] [Pubmed]

Grindrod KA, Beazely M. Fitting naloxone into community pharmacy practice. Can Pharm J 2016; 149(6): 329-31. [Journal][Full Text PMC]

Grindrod K, Boersema J, Waked K, Gebotys C, Yang J. Locking it down: The privacy and security of mobile medication apps. Can Pharm J 2016; 150(1): 60-66. [Journal] [Full Text PMC]

Wali H, Grindrod K. Don't assume the patient understands: Qualitative analysis of the challenges low health literate patients face in the pharmacy. Res Soc Admin Pharm 2016; 12(6):885-892. [Journal] [Pubmed]

Mercer K, Li M, Giangregorio L, Burns C, Grindrod K Behavior change techniques present in wearable activity trackers: A critical analysis. JMIR mHealth uHealth 2016;4(2):e40. [Journal] [Pubmed]

Wali H, Hudani Z, Grindrod K. A systematic review of interventions to improve medication information for low health literate populations. Res Soc Admin Pharm 2016; 12(6): 830-64. [Journal] [Pubmed]

Mercer K, Giangregorio L, Schneider E, Chilana P, Li M, Grindrod K. “Back it up and simplify”: The acceptability of commercially available wearable activity trackers with adults over age 50 who live with chronic illness: a mixed methods evaluation. JMIR mHealth uHealth 2016; 4(1):e7. [Journal] [Pubmed]

Mercer K, Baskerville N, Burns CM, Chang F, Giangregorio L, Tomasson Goodwin J, Sadat Rezai L, Grindrod KA. Using a Collaborative Research Approach to Develop an Interdisciplinary Research Agenda for the Study of Mobile Health Interventions for Older Adults. JMIR mHealth uHealth 2015; 3(1):e11 [Journal] [Pubmed]

Grindrod KA, Gates A, Dolovich L, Slavcev R, Drimmie R, Aghaei B, Poon C, Khan S, Leat S, . ClereMed: Lessons learned from a pilot study of a mobile screening tool to identify and support adults who have difficulty with medication labels. JMIR mHealth uHealth 2014; 2(3):e35. [Journal] [Pubmed]

Grindrod KA, Li M, Gates A. Evaluating the perceptions of mobile medication management applications with adults 50 and older. JMIR mHealth uHealth 2014; 2(1): doi:10.2196/mhealth.3048. [Journal] [Pubmed]

Houle S, Grindrod K, Chatterly T, Tsuyuki RT. Paying pharmacists for patient care: a systematic review of remunerated pharmacy clinical care services. Can Pharm J 2014; 4:209-232. [Journal]

Houle S, Grindrod K, Chatterly T, Tsuyuki RT. Publicly funded remuneration for the administration of injections by pharmacists: An international review. Can Pharm J 2013; 146(6):353-64. doi: 10.1177/1715163513506369. [PubMed]

Marra CA, Grubisic M, Cibere J, Grindrod KA, Woolcott JC, Gastonguay L, Esdaile JM. Cost-utility analysis of a multidisciplinary strategy to manage osteoarthritis of the knee: economic evaluation of the PhiT-OA study. Arthritis Care Res 2013. [PubMed]

Grindrod K, Forgione A, Tsuyuki R, Gavura S, Giustini D. Pharmacy 2.0: A scoping review of social media use in the profession. Res Soc Admin Pharm 2013; 10(1): 256-70. ePub [PubMed]

Grindrod K. How the threat of antibiotic apocalypse helped a pharmacist find her voice. Can Pharm J 2013; 146:151-154. [PubMed]

Grindrod K, Rahman I, Roy M, Sanghera N, Tritt M. Living MedsCheck. Canadian Pharmacists Journal 2013; 146(1): 33-38. [PubMed] [Link to original student weblog here]

Marra C, Cibere J, Grubisic M, Grindrod K, Gastonguay L, Thomas J, Embley P, Colley L, Tsuyuki R, Kkan K, Esdaile J. Pharmacist initiated intervention trial in osteoarthritis (PhIT-OA): a multidisciplinary intervention for knee osteoarthritis. Arthritis Care Res 2012; 64(12):1847. [PubMed]

Marra CA, Lynd LD, Grindrod KA, Joshi P, Isakovic A. Evaluating the labour costs associated with pharmacy adaptation services in British Columbia. Canadian Pharmacists Journal 2012; 145:2:78-82. [PubMed]  *Awarded “Paper of the Year” award at the Canadian Pharmacists Association annual conference 2013.

Menear M, Grindrod K, Clouston, K, Legarae F, Norton P. Advancing knowledge translation in primary care. Canadian Family Physician 2012; 58:623-7. [PubMed]

Grindrod K, Lynd L, Joshi P, Rosenthal M, Isakovic A, Marra C. Pharmacy owner and manager perceptions of pharmacy adaptation services in British Columbia. Canadian Pharmacists Journal 2011; 144:231-5.  [Can Pharm J]

Heinrich N, Joshi P, Grindrod K, Lynd L, Marra C. Family physicians’ perceptions of pharmacy adaptation services in British Columbia. Canadian Pharmacists Journal 2011; 144(4): 172-8. [PubMed]

Grindrod K, Gavura S. Pharmacy 2.0. Canadian Pharmacists Journal 2010; 143(3):122-5. [Can Pharm J]

Grindrod KA, Marra CA, Colley L, Tsuyuki RT, Lynd LD. Pharmacists’ preferences for providing patient-centered services: a discrete choice experiment to guide health policy. Ann Pharmacother 2010;44(10):1554-64. [PubMed]

Grindrod KA, Marra C, Colley L, Cibere J, Tsuyuki R, Esdaile J, Gastonguay L, Kopec J. After people are diagnosed with knee OA, what do they do? Arthritis Care Res 2010; 62(4): 510-5. [PubMed]

Rosenthal M, Grindrod KA, Lynd L, Marra C, Bougher D, Wilgosh C, Tsuyuki R. Pharmacists’ perspectives on providing chronic disease management services in the community – Part II: Development and implementation of services. Canadian Pharmacists Journal 2009; 142(6): 284-9. [Can Pharm J]

Grindrod KA, Rosenthal M, Lynd L, Marra C, Bougher D, Wilgosh C, Tsuyuki R. Pharmacists’ perspectives on providing chronic disease management services in the community – Part I: Current practice environment. Canadian Pharmacists Journal 2009; 142(5): 234-9. [Can Pharm J]