Pharmacy practice disaster health
Dr. Kaitlyn Watson is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Her research interests are in the area of disasters and primary healthcare, pharmacy practice, and the better integration of pharmacists and primary health care providers in disaster health management. Her PhD focused specifically on the roles of pharmacists in disasters and where they best fit within the disaster health team.
Dr. Watson is a registered pharmacist in Australia and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Kaitlyn is the co-chair of the World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) Primary Health Care SIG. Dr. Watson has worked as a consultant for the World Health Organization focusing on public health emergency management.
Dr Watson's postdoctoral research project is investigating the effect of the Hypertension Canada Professional Certification Program (HC-PCP) for pharmacists on systolic blood pressure reduction in patients with poorly controlled hypertension. Dr Watson works closely with Alberta pharmacists and facilitates the HC-PCP.