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Cynthia Jackevicius, BScPhm, PharmD, MSc, FCSHP, BCPS

Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration

College of Pharmacy

E-Mail: cjackevicius@westernu.edu

Phone: (909) 469-5527


2004 Shenandoah University , Virginia

MSc (Clin Epi)
1999 University of Toronto (Faculty of Medicine)

Pharmacy Practice Residency
1989 Toronto General Hospital

1988 University of Toronto



AQ Cardiology
2006 Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties

2004 Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties

2001 Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists


Work Site

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
VA West Los Angeles Healthcare Center
11301 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90073

The clerkship is designed to provide various clinical experiences necessary to prepare students to become entry level practitioners. Students are involved with direct patient care activities, providing pharmaceutical care to patients with cardiology conditions. Students are expected to work with other health care professionals to assist with preventing and resolving patient's medication therapy problems. Students are required to present an evidence-based medicine journal club and complete a drug information project during the rotation.

Research Interest

Her areas of research involve: quality of cardiovascular medication utilization and medical care, medication prescribing patterns, patient education and adherence, lipid lowering therapy, acute coronary syndromes (specifically, antithrombotic therapy), and gender bias in cardiovascular disease and medication use.

Research Affiliation:   Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.


Jackevicius CA, Chou MM, Ross JS, Shah ND, Krumholz HM. Generic atorvastain and health care costs. N Engl J Med 2011: N Engl J Med 2012; 366:201-204

Jackevicius CA, Tu JV, Ross JS, Ko DT, Krumholz HM. Use of ezetimibe in the United States and Canada. N Engl J Med 2008;358:1819-28.

Jackevicius CA, Li P, Tu JV. Prevalence, predictors, and outcomes of primary nonadherence post-acute myocardial infarction. Circulation 2008;117:1028-36.

Jackevicius CA, Demers V, Melo M, Cox J, Rinfret S, Kalavrouziotis D, Johansen H, Behlouli H, Newman A, Tu JV, Pilote L. Cardiovascular outcomes after a change in prescription policy for clopidogrel. N Engl J Med 2008;359:1802-10.

Jackevicius CA, Mamdani M, Tu JV. Adherence with statins in patients with and without acute coronary syndromes. J Amer Med Assoc 2002; 288:463-7.

Jackevicius CA, Anderson GM, Leiter L, Tu JV. Use of the statins in patients after acute myocardial infarction: does evidence change practice? Arch Intern Med