Wasem Alsabbagh

Wasem Alsabbagh



Research Focus:
  • Administrative Data
  • Research Methods
  • Meta-analysis
  • Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo, School of Pharmacy,
  • Researcher, OPEN: Ontario Pharmacy Research Collaboration


Wasem Alsabbagh received his bachelor of science in pharmacy from Damascus University, Syria in 2000. He moved to Canada in 2004, and started the International Pharmacist Program (IPG) at U of T in 2005. Wasem received his PEBC 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 2014. Wasem’s research focuses on pharmacoepidemiology, drug safety and effectiveness, and pharmaceutical care. During his PhD program, he performed research on medication adherence, socioeconomic status, and major health outcomes using population-based data from Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Health. He has published on pharmacy practice research and has performed a systematic review in addition to conducting several drug-use research studies.