Providence Health Care Research Institute

As a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, we take pride in our researchers and programs that actively explore new ways of improving the health of our community. 

We believe this research not only makes for a robust learning environment, but also leads to better patient care. The integration of research, education and care is what makes our Institute’s mission a possibility. 

At PHCRI, our research expertise include laboratory, clinical, and epidemiological research in the fields of HIV/AIDS, heart disease, renal disease, gastro-intestinal diseases, psychiatry, geriatrics, and much more.


Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Shannon, Kate Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) epidemiology, HIV/AIDS, sex work, public health, community health, gender epidemiology, health prevention, social determinants of health, community-based research, gender inequities, sexual health, vulnerable populations, structural determinants, qualitative evaluations, HIV/STI prevention, Social determinants of sexual health, HIV/AIDS and access to care among marginalized populations, particularly youth, sex workers, and women at-risk and living with HIV
Sin, Donald Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) CODP (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Singer, Joel Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Clinical trial methodology and clinical trials in HIV/AIDS
Spittal, Patricia Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Indigenous/Aboriginal Health, HIV work in Uganda,
Tebbutt, Scott Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Basic medicine and life sciences; Dual organism molecular interaction (fungal spores & human airway epithelium); Early and late reactions in allergic asthma and rhinitis; Diagnostics of acute heart rejection; Neonatal vaccine immunogenicity; Systems biology, biomarkers & bioinformatics
Teichman, Joel Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Endourology and interstitial cystitis; Kidney stones; Holmium:YAG lithotripsy; Development of optical fibers; Laser lithotripsy; Femtosecond laser ablation
Van Eeden, Stephanus Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Mechanisms of lung inflammation, particularly, lung inflammation caused by infection, cigarette smoking and air pollution
Walley, Keith Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Organ failure during sepsis
Webb, John Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Transcatheter interventional management of structural heart disease
Wilcox, Pearce Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Cystic fibrosis, connective tissue disorders of the lungs, pulmonary function, respiratory medicine
Wiseman, Sam Michael Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Surgical oncology, endocrine surgeyr, general surgery, clinic/translational research, education/teaching
Wong, Hubert Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Health sciences; Public and population health; Biostatistical methods; Clinical trial design
Wood, Evan Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Health sciences; Addiction; alcohol; Community Health / Public Health; Epidemiology; injection drug use; opioids; Population health; Substance Use; urban health
Yang, Decheng Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Cardiovascular and pulmonary, infectious diseases, host gene responses to viral infections
Younger, Alastair Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) ankle arthritis, foot and ankle arthroscopy, biological enhancement to bone healing
Zhang, Wei Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Public and population health; Health Policies; Pharmacoeconomics; Economic evaluation; Health economics