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.


Pediatric Obesity: Pharmacokinetics and Implications for Drug Dosing.
Kendrick JG and Carr RR and Ensom MH
DOI: 10.1016/j.clinthera.2015.05.495
PubMed: 26361823

The invisible white coat: awareness of pharmacists in a neonatal intensive care unit.
Bajwa R and Kendrick JG and Carr R
PubMed: 25214661

Standard-dose versus high-dose acyclovir in children treated empirically for encephalitis: a retrospective cohort study of its use and safety.
Kendrick JG and Ensom MH and Steer A and White CT and Kwan E and Carr RR
DOI: 10.1007/s40272-014-0066-4
PubMed: 24497110

Stability of propranolol in extemporaneously compounded suspensions.
Ensom MH and Kendrick J and Rudolph S and Decarie D
DOI: 10.4212/cjhp.v66i2.1234
PubMed: 23616676

Safety and Effectiveness of Dexmedetomidine in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (SAD-PICU).
Carney L and Kendrick J and Carr R
DOI: 10.4212/cjhp.v66i1.1208
PubMed: 23467635

Vomiting of oral medications by pediatric patients: survey of medication redosing practices.
Kendrick JG and Ma K and Dezorzi P and Hamilton D
DOI: 10.4212/cjhp.v65i3.1142
PubMed: 22783030

Pharmacokinetics and drug dosing in obese children.
Kendrick JG and Carr RR and Ensom MH
PubMed: 22477800

Basic Pharmacokinetics.
Kendrick J

Is it ethical for health care organizations to charge institutions for experiential rotations?
PubMed: 22478913

Amiodarone treatment of junctional ectopic tachycardia in a neonate receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
Kendrick JG and Macready JJ and Kissoon N
DOI: 10.1345/aph.1h148
PubMed: 16940410


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.

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