Anna Birna Almarsdóttir
Social and Clinical Pharmacy
2100 København Ø
Prof. Almarsdóttir is trained as a pharmacist (M.Sc. in Pharmacy from the University of Iceland) and received her Ph.D. in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.
Primary fields of research
The research spans all the topic areas of Medicines Use, Clinical Pharmacy, and Pharmaceutical Policy.
Within clinical pharmacy the focus is on clinical pharmacy services and medication safety (in the primary, secondary and tertiary health care sectors); within medicines use the focus is on adherence to medicines from the patient perspective and how policies affect adherence; and within pharmaceutical policy the focus is on regulatory decision making about medicines and the pharmacy profession.
Methods interests are mainly questionnaire construction, scale development, and triangulation of qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Current research (selected research projects)
- Pharmacists bridging the gap between secondary and primary care medication
- Similar but not identical: the changing regulatory landscape of biosimilars
- Communication at the pharmacy counter
Over 20 years of teaching experience within the curricula of pharmacy, medicine, public health, and health informatics on the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels (University of Copenhagen, University of Iceland, Reykjavík University, and University of Southern Denmark).
Current main teaching activity:
- Pharmaceutical Policy http://kurser.ku.dk/course/sfak18003u/2018-2019 (course leader)
- Samfundsfarmaci- metode og formidling http://kurser.ku.dk/course/sfabif111u
Has advised over 40 MS students and supervisor on five finished PhDs.
Current PhD students and thesis topics:
- Laura Jedig Lech (main supervisor): Pharmacists bridging the gap between secondary and primary care medication
- Louise Druedahl (main supervisor): Similar but not identical: the changing regulatory landscape of biosimilars