• Kendrick, Jennifer


    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Clinical Pharmacist, BC Children's Hospital
    Clinical Supervisor, BC Children's Hospital
    Clinical Instructor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia 

    Degrees / Designations

    BSc, BScPharm, PharmD

    Primary Area of Research
    Evidence to Innovation
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    604-875-2345 ext. 3513
    Lab Phone
    Lynne Taylor
    Assistant Phone
    Mailing Address

    BC Children's & BC Women's Hospital & Health Care Centre
    Room 0B7
    4480 Oak Street
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1

    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas

    Clinical Pharmacy


    My research focus is medication use and pharmacy practice. I am involved in studies and quality assurance projects looking at the safety and effectiveness of our current treatment protocols. I am also interested in how pharmacists can best provide care for hospitalized children. My pharmacy practice in pediatric emergency medicine allows me to identify clinical problems that can be developed as research questions.

    Current Projects

    Impact of Dexamethasone Dosing on Asthma Outcomes in the Pediatric Emergency Department – This retrospective cohort study will review the emergency department management of children with asthma over a 2 year period. We are interested to know if there is any difference between two different dosing regimens for dexamethasone, a steroid used in the acute management of asthma.

    Patient and Caregiver Self-Referral to Clinical Pharmacists in the Pediatric Setting – Pharmacists play a significant role in patient care, both in the community and the hospital setting. In the community, pharmacists are easily accessible to patients; however in the hospital, patients may be unaware that a pharmacist is part of their healthcare team. For this study, we plan to develop and pilot a program that will allow hospitalized patients and their caregivers to self-refer to their clinical pharmacist.

    Pharmacist Assessment of Health Literacy in Children and Caregivers – As part of this study, pharmacists assessed health literacy as part of their routine clinical practice. They trialed four different health literacy assessment tools in children and caregivers. We surveyed pharmacists to determine which tool they preferred and how feasible it would be for them to assess health literacy in routine practice.

    Selected Publications

    For the latest publications, please visit Dr. Kendrick's ORCID profile

    Kendrick JG, Carr RR, Ensom MHH. Pediatric Obesity: Pharmacokinetics and implications for drug dosing. Clin Ther 2015;37:1897-1923. PMID: 26361823

    Bajwa R, Kendrick J, Carr R. The invisible white coat: Awareness of pharmacists in a neonatal intensive care unit. Can J Hosp Pharm 2014;67:292-7. PMID: 25214661

    Lin AH, Kendrick J, Wilcox P, Quon B. Patient knowledge and medication adherence in adults with cystic fibrosis. Pulmonol 2014;S38:437

    Kendrick J, Ensom MHH, Steer A, White CT, Kwan E, Carr RR. Standard-dose versus high-dose acyclovir in children treated empirically for encephalitis: A retrospective cohort study of its use and safety. Pediatr Drugs 2014;16:229-34. PMID: 24497110

    Kendrick J, Quon BS, Wilcox PW. Evaluation of response and adherence to tobramycin inhalation powder. Pediatri Pulmonol 2013;S36:351.

    Ensom M, Kendrick J, Rudolph S, Decarie D. Stability of propranolol in extemporaneously compounded suspensions. Can J Hosp Pharm 2013;66:118-24. PMID: 23616676

    Carney L, Kendrick J, Carr R. Safety and effectiveness of dexmedetomidine in the pediatric intensive care unit (SAD-PICU). Can J Hosp Pharm 2013;66:21-7. PMID: 23467635

    Kendrick JG, Ma K, DeZorzi P, Hamilton D. Vomiting of oral medications by pediatric patients: survey of medication redosing practices. Can J Hosp Pharm 2012;65:196-201. PMID: 22783030

    Honours & Awards

    Pharmacotherapy Best Practices Award (2013) for: The Safety and Effectiveness of Dexmedetomidine in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (SAD-PICU), Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacy

    Research Group Members