Jennifer Isenor

Associate Professor


Fax: 902-494-1396
Mailing Address: 
5968 College Street
PO Box 15000
College of Pharmacy
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS
B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Pharmacists immunizing
  • Geriatrics
  • Pharmacists prescribing
  • Pharmacy practice
  • Deprescribing



  • BSc(Pharm) (Dalhousie)
  • PharmD (UBC)

Research interests

Dr. Jennifer Isenor’s research areas include evaluation of the scope of practice of pharmacists, including immunizing and prescribing; assessing the use of drug and health information resources by students and clinicians; and geriatric-related research, with a focus on appropriate medication use, including deprescribing.

Selected awards and honours

  • Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP), Patient Care Enhancement Award for: Point Prevalence Survey of Benzodiazepine and Sedative-Hypnotic Drug Use in Hospitalized Adult Patients by: Neville H, Bowles S, Isenor J, Gehrig M, Minard L, Losier M, Pitman J, Penny E. 2019
  • Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists NS Branch, Dr. J.G. Duff Appreciation Award, 2015
  • Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia Appreciation Award, Minor Ailments Boot Camp, 2012

Selected publications

  • Isenor JE, Slayter KL, Halperin DM, McNeil SA, Bowles SK. Pharmacists’ immunization experiences, beliefs, and attitudes in New Brunswick, Canada. Pharm Pract (Granada) 2018; 16(4): 1310. Available at:      
  • Isenor JE, O’Reilly BA, Bowles SK. Evaluation of the impact of immunization policies, including the addition of pharmacists as immunizers, on influenza vaccination coverage in Nova Scotia, Canada: 2006 to 2016. BMC Public Health. 2018 Jun 26; 18(1):787. Available at:
  • Isenor JE, Minard LV, Stewart SA, Curran JA, Deal H, Rodrigues G, Sketris IS. Identification of the relationship between barriers and facilitators of pharmacist prescribing and self-reported prescribing activity using the Theoretical Domains Framework. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2018 Aug; 14(8): 784-91. Epub 2017 Oct 24. Available at:
  • Isenor JE, Edwards NT, Alia TA, Slayter KL, McNeil SA, MacDougall D, Bowles SK.  Impact of pharmacists as immunizers on vaccination rates: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Vaccine. 2016 Nov 11; 34(47): 5708-23. Epub 2016 Oct 17. Available at: 
  • Buchan SA, Rosella LC, Finkelstein M, Juurlink D, Isenor J, Marra F, Patel A, Russel ML, Quach S, Waite N, Kwong JC for the Public Health Agency of Canada/Canadian Institutes of Health Research Influenza Research Network (PCIRN) Program Delivery and Evaluation Group. Impact of pharmacist administration of influenza vaccines on uptake in Canada.  CMAJ. 2017 Jan 30; 189(4): E146-52. Epub 2016 August 8. Available at: