Karen Dahri BSc, BSc(Pharm), ACPR, PharmD, FCSHP

Associate Professor (Partner)

Office of the Associate Dean, Practice Innovation

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Clinical Pharmacy and Research Specialist, CSU Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vancouver General Hospital

Accepting Graduate Students

Karen Dahri is a clinical pharmacist and maintains a practice in internal medicine at Vancouver General Hospital. She brings this clinical expertise to her teaching as the Respirology Module Lead and course coordinator for a third year elective, Pharmacy Practice in Acute and Critically Ill Patients. Karen's research interests revolve on ways in which pharmacists can improve the care of their patients, especially around transitions of care. She is also interested in optimizing the clinical skills that students are taught through the use of novel technologies such as virtual patients.


Hong C*, Legal M, Bagri H, Lau L, Dahri K. TLC-Act: Development of a Novel Drug Interaction Management Tool. Can J Hosp Pharm (in press)

Montgomery S, Dahri K, Rayani K, Kwok, J, Chan P. The Use of Anticonvulsant Adjuncts to treat Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome in Older Adults: Anticonvulsants for AWS in older adults. Canadian Geriatrics Journal (in press)

Poon D*, Legal M, Bagri H, Lau L, Dahri K. A Qualitative Study of Ambulatory Heart Function and Transplant Patients’ Perceptions of Drug-Drug Interactions. Can J Hosp Pharm (in press)

MacNeil K, Varga D*, Gill S*, Dahri K. Connecting a Simulated Virtual Patient Program with Experiential Practicums: Perspectives from Year 3 Students. Curr in Pharm Teach Learn. 2021 Apr; 13(4): 391-396. doi: 10.1016/j.cptl.2020.11.004. Epub 2020 Dec 13. PMID: 33715801.

Lau L*, Bagri H, Legal M, Dahri K. Comparison of Clinical Importance of Drug Interactions Identified by Hospital Pharmacists and a Local Clinical Decision Support System. Can J Hosp Pharm. 2021; 74(3): 203-210. https://doi.org/10.4212/cjhp.v74i3.3147

Gage B*, Lamb J*, Dahri K. Evaluation of In-hospital Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Inhaler Therapy. Can J Hosp Pharm 2021; 74(2): 110-116.

Kumar J*, Sy I*, Wei F*, Loh G, Harbin M, de Lemos J, Dahri K. Evaluation of the Management of Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (AECOPD) in Hospitalized Patients. Journal of Pharmacy Technology. 2020; 36(5): 187-195. https://doi.org/10.1177/8755122520942762

Wong D*, Feere A*, Yousefi V, Partovi N, Dahri K. How Hospital Pharmacists Spend their Time: A Work Sampling Study. Can J Hosp Pharm. 2020; 73(4): 272-8.

Chan S*, Spina S, Zuk D, Dahri K. Hospital Pharmacists Understanding of Available Health Literacy Assessment Tools and their Perceived Barriers for Incorporation in Patient Education – A Survey Study. BMC Health Serv Res 20, 401 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-020-05269-4

Dahri K, MacNeil K, Chan F, Lamoureux E*, Bakker M*, Seto K, Yeung J. Curriculum Integration of Virtual Patients. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cptl.2019.09.007

Bagri K*, Legal M, Dahri K. Hospital Pharmacist Perceptions and Decision Making Around Drug-Drug Interactions. Can J Hosp Pharm. 2019; 72(4): 288-94.


Storyboard Winner, Quality Forum 2019

“Clinical Pharmacy Interventions During Emergency Department Medication Reviews in High Risk Patients” Tang M, Hong K, Dahri K

BC Patient Safety and Quality Council


Technologies for Home Medication Vigilance and Protection; CIHR Project Grant - $100,000; 2020; PI: Dr. Kendall Ho

Virtual Patients - Bridging the Gap Between the Classroom and Clinical Pharmacy Practice; TLEF - $10,636 (2017); $12,892 (2018); PI: Dr. Karen Dahri


Dahri K. The Kon Mari Method for your Patient’s Medicine Cabinet. Geriatric Medicine Rounds, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2020-05-11.

Dahri K. Update on COPD Management. Update 2020 Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2020-03-07.

Dahri K. Richmond Hospital Preventable Adverse Drug Event Program – Findings Related to COPD. Richmond, BC, Canada. 2019-11-18.

Dahri K. Implementation of Virtual Patients in an E2P PharmD Program, Faculty Updates on Innovation in Education. Canadian Pharmacy Education and Research Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2019-06-14.

Contact Details

(604) 875-4111 x69592
(778) 980-3952
(604) 875-5267


Office 3120, Pharmaceutical Sciences Building

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