Dr. Debbie Kelly

Associate Professor and Special Advisor, Practice Innovation (MTS Clinic)
Cross-appointment, Faculty of Medicine

Dr. Kelly received her bachelor of science (pharmacy) from Memorial University in 1996, her Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) Accredited Hospital Pharmacy Residency in 1997 from the Queen Elizabeth II Health Science Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Toronto in May 1999. In 2012, Dr. Kelly was named a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP). She is credentialed with the American Academy of HIV Medicine as an AAHIVP (HIV Expert/Specialist Pharmacist).

Research Areas of Interest: 

  • Pharmacist scope of practice
  • Collaborative Practice
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Point of Care Testing

Teaching Areas of Interest:

  • HIV
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Cardiovascular risk

Current Projects:

1. Pharmacist point of care testing for HIV

2. Canadian HIV Observational Cohort http://www.canoc.ca/

3. Patient satisfaction with a non-physician clinic for HIV care

4. Evaluation of expanded pharmacist scope of practice

5. Optimizing medication therapy outcomes for high risk patients transitioning from acute to primary care

6. Aboriginal medication access and management

Selected Awards:

2012 Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board Past Chair Award Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board

2010 Alfred G. Dawe Distinguished Service Award Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists - NL Branch

2010 Top 100 Notable Pharmacists (1910-2010) Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board

2010 BMS Award - Excellence in Pharmaceutical Teaching Bristol Myers Squibb and Memorial University of Newfoundland

2009 J. Frank Janes Meritorious Service Award Pharmacists' Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

Selected Publications:

Kielly J, Kelly DV, Biggin J, Asghari S, Burt K. (2015). Patient Satisfaction with Chronic HIV Care Provided Through an Innovative Pharmacist- and Nurse-Managed Clinic or a Multidisciplinary Clinic. Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists 46th Professional Practice Conference, Toronto, ON, January 31-February 4, 2015 (Poster)

Kelly DV, Young S, Phillips L, Clark D. (2014). Patient Attitudes Regarding the Role of the Pharmacist and Interest in Expanded Pharmacist Services. Canadian Pharmacists Journal. 147(4): 239-2.

Kelly DV, Bishop L, Young S, Hawboldt J, Phillips L, Keough TM. (2013). Pharmacist and physician views on collaborative practice: Findings from the community pharmaceutical care project. Canadian Pharmacists Journal: CPJ. 146(4)

Kelly D, Burt K, Missaghi B, Barrett L, Keynan Y, Fowke KR, Grant MD. (2012). Responses to pandemic AS03-adjuvanted A/California/07/09 H1N1 influenza vaccine in human immunodeficiency virus-infected individuals. BMC Immunology. 13(1)

Dr. Debbie Kelly
Phone: (709) 864-7805


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