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Dr. Carla Dillon

Email: cmdillon@mun.ca
Phone: 709-777-8753
Office: Tiffany Court 130


Position(s)

  • Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
  • Assistant Professor
  • Cross appointment to the Faculty of Medicine (Family Medicine)

Education

  • B.Sc.(Pharm) - Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Accredited Hospital Pharmacy Residency (Hamilton Health Sciences, ON)
  • Pharm. D. – University of Toronto

Clinical Practice

  • Family practice (at the Ross Family Medicine Clinic)

Research Interests

  1. Interprofessional practice and education
  2. Geriatrics
  3. Obesity
  4. Mental health
  5. Pharmacy practice

Vita

  • Biography - Dr. Dillon joined the School of Pharmacy as the provincial drug information pharmacist in October 2001 and worked in this position until 2008, at which time she joined the faculty and began teaching in Pharmacy Skills. She has a clinical practice in family medicine through her cross appointment with the Discipline of Family Medicine. She was appointed as a Faculty Associate of Memorial University's Centre for Collaborative Health Professional Education in 2010, and as a Faculty Scholar in 2012 and 2014. She served on the Atlantic Common Drug Review's Expert Advisory Committee from 2007-2011, serving as Chair for the final two years of that appointment. She has been a committee member of the Breastfeeding Coalition of Newfoundland and Labrador since 2010. She began a term as Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies in January 2014.

Current Teaching

  • Pharmacy skills
  • Hormonal contraception
  • Medications during pregnancy and lactation

Selected Publications

Articles:

Dillon Carla M, Mahoney John J. Genge Terri L, Conway Amy E, Stringer Katherine C. Prevalence of medication management by community pharmacists in patients of a Newfoundland family medicine clinic Canadian Pharmacists Journal/Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada May/June 2014 147: 154-158, first published on March 31, 2014 doi: 10.1177/1715163514528869

Young S, Bishop L, Twells L, Dillon C, Hawboldt J, O'Shea P. "Comparison of Pharmacist Managed Anticoagulation with Usual Medical Care in a Family Medicine Clinic" in BMC Fam Pract. 2011 Aug 17;12(1):88.

Kearney A , Adey T, Bursey M, Cooze L, Dillon C, Barrett J, King-Jesso P, McCarthy P. "Enhancing Patient Safety through Undergraduate Interprofessional Health Education. Health" c Q. 2010; 13 Spec No:88-93

Chapters:

Phillips L, Dillon C. Antipsychotics. In: Bezchlibnyk-Butler KZ, Jeffries JJ, Procyshyn RM , Virani AS, editors. Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs. Boston, MA: Hogrefe Publishing.

  • 20th revised edition (2014)
  • 19th revised edition (2012)
  • 18th edition (2009)

Phillips L, Dillon C. Agents for Treating Extrapyramidal Side Effects. In: Bezchlibnyk-Butler KZ, Jeffries JJ, Procyshyn RM , Virani AS, editors. Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs. Boston, MA: Hogrefe Publishing.

  • 20th revised edition (2014)
  • 19th revised edition (2012)

Dillon C. Prenatal and postpartum care. In: Repchinsky C editor. Therapeutic Choices for Minor Ailments, 1st edition. Ottawa: Canadian Pharmacists Association, 2013; p. 834-862.

  • Dillon C. Prenatal and postpartum care. In: Repchinsky C editor. Patient Self-Care, 2nd edition. Ottawa: Canadian Pharmacists Association, Spring 2012. Updated for the online version.
  • Dillon C. "Prenatal and postpartum care" in: Repchinsky C editor. Patient Self-Care, 2nd edition. Ottawa: Canadian Pharmacists Association, August 2010; p. 818-841.

Abstracts:

Peddle J, Lester K, Dillon C, Gregory DM, Twells L. Medication use after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: one year results from the (province) bariatric surgery cohort study. Can J Diabetes. 2013 Apr;37 Suppl 2:S253-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2013.03.207. Epub 2013 Apr 9.

Peddle J, Lester K, Dillon C, Manning K, Gregory DM, Twells L. Medication Use After Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: One Year Results from the Newfoundland and Labrador Bariatric Surgery Cohort Study. CSHP Summer Educational Sessions (SES) 2013, Calgary, AB; Aug 11, 2013. Can J Hosp Pharm 2013;66(4):264.

Twells L, Lester K, Gregory DM, Midodzi WK, Dillon CM, Kovacs CS, Hatfield E, Macdonald DM; Multidisciplinary Bariatric Surgery Team. The Newfoundland and Labrador bariatric surgery cohort study: one year results. Can J Diabetes. 2013 Apr;37 Suppl 2:S238. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2013.03.136. Epub 2013 Apr 9.

Young S, Kielly J, Matthews M, Furery A, Grewal K, Bishop L, Dillon C, Lee T, Hawboldt J, Twells L. Rivaroxaban Versus Enoxaparin For Prevention Of Venous Thromboembolism In Elective Total Hip Replacement: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Blood 2013 122:1145.

Posters:

J. Peddle, K. Lester, C. Dillon, D.M. Gregory, L. Twells. Medication Use After Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: One Year Results From The NL Bariatric Surgery Cohort Study. Canadian Obesity Summit, Vancouver, BC; May 1-4, 2013.

K. Stringer, C. Dillon, D. Cahill, J. Knight, H. Wang, S. Way, M. Godwin, S. Asghari, K. Aubrey, C. Bethune. Home visits – Optimizing Medical Care in the Elderly (HOME Study): A pilot study on the effects of an inter-professional primary care program on emergency room visits and hospital admissions in the frail elderly. North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG), New Orleans, LA; December 1-5, 2012.

K. Stringer, C. Dillon, D. Cahill, J. Knight, H. Wang, S. Way, M. Godwin, S. Asghari, K. Aubrey, C. Bethune. Home visits – Optimizing Medical Care in the Elderly (HOME Study): A pilot study on the effects of an inter-professional primary care program on emergency room visits and hospital admissions in the frail elderly. Family Medicine Forum (FMF), Toronto, ON; November 14, 2012.

Cahill D, Stringer K, Dillon C. Nurse Practitioner as Lead Educator for Family Practice Residents in the community Care of the Frail Elderly: An Interprofessional Education Strategy. Family Medicine Forum (FMF), Vancouver, BC; October 14-16, 2010.

 

 

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