Dr. Lisa Bishop

Associate Professor
Dr. Lisa Bishop

Dr. Lisa Bishop graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1995, completed a hospital pharmacy residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario in 1998, and earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Colorado in 2007. Dr. Bishop joined Memorial University School of Pharmacy in July 2006. 

Research Areas of Interest:

  • Mental health and addictions
  • Community-based research
  • Pharmacy practice
  • Chronic pain
  • Cannabis policy

Teaching Areas of Interest: Pharmacy skills, chronic non-malignant pain, neuropathic pain, informatics, leadership, health promotion.

Current Projects:

  • Promoting youth mental health and well-being through a community-based music program
  • Evaluation of an opioid deprescribing program at a family medicine clinic
  • An Integrated Process and Outcomes Evaluation of Cannabis Legalization Policies in NL to Examine Public Health and Safety Impacts of Sales, Consumption and Enforcement Regulations.


Selected Awards:

  • Alumni Achievement Award, Memorial University School of Pharmacy, 2019
  • Leadership in Pharmacy Practice Award, Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists, NL Branch, September 2015
  • Isabel E. Stauffer Meritorious Service Award, Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists, February 2014
  • Fellow of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (FCSHP), October 2013
  • School of Pharmacy Excellence in Pharmaceutical Teaching Award, MUN, 2011-2012
  • Preceptor of the Year Award, School of Pharmacy, University of Colorado, USA. 2009-2010
  • Bristol Myers Squibb Teaching Excellence Award, School of Pharmacy, MUN, 2007-2008
  • Alfred G. Dawe Distinguished Service Award, CSHP NL Branch, 2006

Selected Publications:

  • Nguyen, H.V., Bornstein, S., Gamble, J., Mathews M., Bishop L., Mital S. Too young for Cannabis? Choice of minimum legal age for legalized non-medical Cannabis in Canada. BMC Public Health 20, 557 (2020). 
  • Bishop L, Kennie-Kaulbach N, Chapter 4: Clinical Documentation. Informatics for Pharmacy Students: e-Resource. Association of Facilities of Pharmacy of Canada and Canada Health Infoway. 
  • Bishop L, Darcy S, Avery S, Penderghast A, Duggan N, Barnes L. It Takes a Team: Caring for patients taking opioids for chronic non-cancer painCollege of Family Physicians of Canada and Canadian Pharmacists Association. Integration of Pharmacists Into Interprofessional Teams. Ontario: College of Family Physicians of Canada and Canadian Pharmacists Association; 2019 https://www.cfpc.ca/uploadedFiles/Health_Policy/IPC-2019-Pharmacist-Integration.pdf
  • Dunne T, Bishop L, Avery S, Darcy S. A review of effective youth engagement strategies for mental health and substance use interventions. Journal of Adolescent Health 2017; 60(5):487-512. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.11.019
  • Etchegary H, Bishop L, Street C, Aubrey-Bassler K, Humphries D, Vat LE, Barrett B. Engaging Patients in health research: identifying research priorities through community town halls. BMC Health Services Research 2017; 17:192 DOI 10.1186/s12913-017-2138-y
  • Bishop LD, Duggan N, Flynn H. Teaching family medicine residents how to answer clinical questions using QUIPs. Canadian Medical Education Journal 2013, 4(2):e4-e9

Full list of publications.


Dr. Lisa Bishop
(709) 864-8469


School of Pharmacy

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000