Shanna holds a BScH in Chemistry from Acadia University. She completed her BScPharm and MAHSR at Dalhousie University. She is an Accredited Canadian Pharmacy Resident, having completed her hospital pharmacy residency at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in affiliation with Dalhousie University. Shanna is a licensed pharmacist and practices as a hospital pharmacist in Nova Scotia. Currently Shanna is an Interdisciplinary PhD candidate at Dalhousie University. Her doctoral work is supported primarily by the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging, as well as by the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, the Dalhousie Pharmacy Endowment Fund, the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists’ Foundation, the Canadian Frailty Network, and the Faculty of Graduate Studies at Dalhousie University. Shanna’s research interests include appropriate drug use in seniors with particular interest in anticholinergic drugs and sex- and gender-based differences in drug use. Her research also focuses on deprescribing, polypharmacy, cognitive impairment, anticholinergic medications, and both medication and health services use in relation to sex and gender. Shanna’s research is truly interdisciplinary in that she combines lab-based research, clinical investigation, and pharmacoepidemiological research.