Women's Health Research Institute

The Women's Health Research Institute is devoted to improving the health and health care of girls and women through knowledge generation, serving as a catalyst for research in women’s health and supporting an expanding provincial and national network of women’s health researchers, policy makers and healthcare providers. 


Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Abdulai, Fatawu Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Clinical nursing, primary (preventive care); Health informatics; human-computer interaction; Health technology design; Informatics/Digital health; Sexual health equity
Anglesio, Michael Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Obstetrics and gynecology; Premalignant disease (precursors); Cancer molecular targets; Cancer of the Reproductive System; Host-Tumour Interaction; Endometriosis; Cancer Diagnosis and Detection; animal models of endometriosis and cancer; Cancer prevention; early detection biomarkers; endometriosis associated cancers; gene-expression and transcriptomics; genomics; Immunology; microenvironment; ovarian cancer etiology
Bouchard, Katrina Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Clinical sexology; Mental health and wellbeing; Sexual identy, sexual attraction and sexual behaviour; Sexual health; sexual response; sexual well-being; women's health; couples
Brotto, Lori Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Human reproduction and development sciences; Neurosciences, biological and chemical aspects; Neurosciences, medical and physiological and health aspects; Clinical psychology; mindfulness; Sexual Dysfunctions; sexual desire; treatment of sexual concerns; women's sexual health; asexuality; digital health interventions
Charlton, Julia Faculty (non-G+PS member) Critical care medicine and emergency medicine; Neonatology; Fetal development and medicine; Neonatal neurology; neurodevelopment; Congenital Anomalies; Neonatal cardiac care
Chuluunbaatar, Enkhzaya Postdoctoral Fellow Other clinical medicine; myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome; multiple sclerosis; epidemiology of neurological diseases
Conklin, Annalijn Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Public health nutrition policy; Other basic medicine and life sciences; Chronic Diseases in Elderly; Community Health / Public Health; disease management evaluation; food and nutrition policy; Gender Epidemiology; gender and health equity; Health Policies; healthcare quality improvement; healthy ageing; Indigenous health; Obesity; obesity & CVD risk factors; Professional Practices; Social Determinants of Dietary and Metabolic Disorders; social nutritional epidemiology; ethics of research and public health
Dosso, Jill Postdoctoral Fellow Health care effectiveness and outcomes; Knowledge translation and implementation science in health; Patient and citizen engagement research; Electronic health (e-Health); Mobile health (mHealth); Medical biotechnology; Health psychology; social robotics; patient experience; Digital health
Elliott, Alison Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Other health sciences; rare disease; genomics; Congenital Malformations; Skeletal and limb anomalies; Genetic Counselling; Health services implementation science
Hanley, Gillian Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Clinical medicine; Gynecologic cancer; Ovarian cancer prevention; Gynecologic cancer survivorship; Perinatal mental health; Population-based administrative data
Malhotra, Nisha Faculty (non-G+PS member) Sex and gender-based analysis; Economics of international development; Health care access, privilege or marginalization; Health and gender based violence; Women health; Global Health; Health Care Access; Maternity Care Evaluation; Gender based studies; Global trade and trade remedy measures
Money, Deborah Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Medical, health and life sciences; Reproductive Infectious Diseases,; Vaccine studies, vaginal microbiome, HIV, COVID in pregnancy
Nethery, Elizabeth Postdoctoral Fellow Obstetrics and gynecology; Epidemiology (except nutritional and veterinary epidemiology); Population health interventions; Women's reproductive health; perinatal epidemiology; Midwifery and obstetrics
Ogilvie, Gina Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Sexually transmitted infections, human papillomavirus, HIV in women and care for marginalized populations
Orr, Natasha Postdoctoral Fellow Medical, health and life sciences; Chronic Pelvic Pain; Endometriosis; medical education; Obstetrics and Gynecology; Knowledge translation
Ranger, Manon Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Neurodevelopment; Clinical nursing, secondary (acute care); neurodevelopment; Early-adversity; Biomarkers of early stress exposure; Brain development; pain; Prematurity
Rnic, Katerina Postdoctoral Fellow Clinical psychology; Cognitive Control; Cognitive Vulnerability; Stress Reactivity; Stress Generation; Inflammation; Cortisol; Emotion Regulation
Rohling, Robert Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Electrical engineering, computer engineering, and information engineering; Medical biotechnology; ultrasound; Robotics
Sadarangani, Manish Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Immunology; Microbiology; Clinical sciences; Bacteria; Bacterial Vaccines; Childhood infections; Epidemiology; Immune System; Vaccine Development; Vaccine immunity; Clinical trials and observational studies
Schummers, Laura Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Pediatrics and reproductive medicine; Health Services; Health Policy; women’s reproductive and perinatal health
Vidler, Marianne Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Health sciences; Childbirth; Global Health; High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy; Infections and Pregnancy; Postpartum Care; Pregnancy
Zulyniak, Michael Faculty (non-G+PS member) Human nutrition and metabolism; Population health interventions; Systems biology; Nutritional epidemiology; Epidemiology (except nutritional and veterinary epidemiology); metabolic diseases; Pregnancy; gestational diabetes; type-2 diabetes; Metabolism; Genetics; health disparity; Nutrition; lifestyle; precision nutrition