Faculty Profile

Barbara Gobis

BSc(Pharm), RPh, ACPR, MScPhm, PCC
Director, Pharmacists Clinic
Pharmacists Clinic

Contact Information

Primary Phone Number (604) 827-0313
Other Phone Number (604) 809-0578
Email Address barbara.gobis@ubc.ca
Fax Number (604) 827-2579
Office 2335, Pharmaceutical Sciences Building

Selected Publications

Gobis B, Zed PJ. The journey begins: BC roadmap for pharmacist integration into team-based primary care. Canadian Pharmacists Journal / Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada. 2020;153(3):141-143. doi:10.1177/1715163519880577

Zhang, Wei PhD; Li, Kathy H. PhD; Gobis, Barbara MScPhm; Zed, Peter J. PharmD; Lynd, Larry D. PhD Work Productivity Losses and Associated Risk Factors Among University Employees in the CAMMPUS Wellness Program, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: January 2020 - Volume 62 - Issue 1 - p 25-29 doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001734

Gobis B, Kapanen AI, Reardon J, et al. Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in the Workplace With CAMMPUS (Cardiovascular Assessment and Medication Management by Pharmacists at the UBC Site). Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2019;53(6):574-580. doi:10.1177/1060028018823330

Gobis B, Yu A, Reardon J, Nystrom M, Grindrod K, McCarthy L. Prioritizing intraprofessional collaboration for optimal patient care: A call to action. Canadian Pharmacists Journal / Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada. 2018;151(3):170-175. doi:10.1177/1715163518765879

Gobis B, Leung L, Min J, Thalakada R, Reardon J, Zed PJ. The UBC Pharmacists Clinic: A catalyst for practice change. Canadian Pharmacists Journal / Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada. 2016;149(1):9-12. doi:10.1177/1715163515619438

Awards

"Quality Award - Living with Illness Category."  UBC Pharmacists Clinic. BC Patient Safety and Quality Council. Vancouver, BC. February 2019.

"Commitment to Care and Service Award for Innovative Practice." UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences' Pharmacists Clinic Team (Gobis B). Rogers Media. November 2014.

"BC Patient Quality and Safety Council Award for Patient Care." Pharmacists and Immunization Working Group (Gobis B). BC Immunization Committee. February 2012.

"Top 40 Under 40." Gobis B. BC Business. 2001.

Presentations

“The pharmacist’s clinical process – A foundation of patient care practice. Gobis B. Australian Pharmacy Professional (APP) Conference. Gold Coast, Australia, March 19, 2020.

"Medication Management and Pharmacy Practice." Gobis B. Colleges, Universities and Institutes Benefits Consortium. Vancouver, BC. February 19, 2020.                                                                                                          

"Pharmacists in Team-Based Primary Care". Gobis B. Comox Valley Collaborative Services Committee. Comox, BC. September 2019.

"Medication Management and Pharmacy Practice." Gobis B. British Columbia Health Benefit Round Table. Vancouver, BC. July 2019.

"Building Preventative Outreach Services. Gobis B, Yuen J. Canadian Pharmacists/Pharmacist Experience Conference. Toronto, Ontario. June 2019.

About

Having worked for the past 30 years as an licensed pharmacist, executive, consultant and agent of change, Barbara's specialty is in developing, implementing and managing large-scale change initiatives within pharmacy organizations and front-line pharmacist practice.

Barbara joined the Faculty in April 2013 to develop, establish and oversee the on-going success of UBC Pharm Sci's Pharmacists Clinic. Her teaching interests relate to pharmacists' roles in the health care system, optimal uptake of the pharmacist's scope of practice, interprofessional collaboration in health care and effective interactions between pharmacists and patients in front-line practice.

Barbara completed her undergraduate pharmacy degree at UBC, her residency at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, ON, and her masters of science in clinical pharmacy at the University of Toronto. She also has a certificate in Organizational Coaching from UBC and is a credentialed coach at the PCC level with the International Coaching Federation.

Barbara's research interests are currently focused on areas involving pharmacy practice, program management, quality assurance and evaluation of the structure and function of the Pharmacists Clinic.