Linda Dresser has been an Assistant Professor (Status) at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, since 2003. She currently teaches in the undergraduate PharmD program (antimicrobial stewardship, infectious diseases, global health).
Dresser received her BScPhm from the University of Toronto. After completing a hospital practice residency at McMaster University Medical Centre in Hamilton, Ontario, she moved to Hamilton, Bermuda, and practiced as a clinical pharmacist at the island’s hospital. It was during this time that Dresser was part of her first antimicrobial stewardship program – called the Antimicrobial Management Team. After she left the island, she pursued her PharmD degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, followed by a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy, Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacoeconomics in Buffalo.
Current areas of research interest include design, implementation and evaluation of antimicrobial stewardship interventions in critical care units using behaviour change theory, defining appropriateness as a measure of antimicrobial stewardship, and evaluation of the nurse’s role in antimicrobial stewardship.