Silvia Alessi-Severini


Dr. Silvia Alessi-Severini is a Professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Manitoba and an Adjunct Scientist of the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy). A pharmacist by training, she obtained her PhD from the University of Alberta in 1993. Dr. Alessi-Severini teaches Toxicology in the PharmD program and Pharmacoepidemiology in the graduate program.  Under her leadership the College of Pharmacy has implemented a Concentration in Pharmacoepidemiology within the Master and PhD programs. Her research focus is on the use and safety of psychotropic medications particularly in children and older adults; other interests include the study of the delivery of health care to refugees and asylum seekers in Canada, as well as the utilization of direct-acting antivirals for the treatment of hepatitis C.  She is serving on various University of Manitoba committees including Senate and the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences Faculty Executive Council. Dr. Alessi-Severini has also served on numerous local and national committees including the Manitoba Drug Standards and Therapeutics Committee, the Canadian Drug Expert Committee, the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada, the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada, and the Women’s Health Research Foundation of Canada.    Dr. Alessi-Severini received the Leslie F. Buggey Professorship in Pharmacy and the 2020 Ed Kroeger Mentorship Award. She has been a member of the Manitoba team of CNODES since its inception.