Women+ and Children's Health Sciences

Women+ and Children's Health Sciences builds on the strengths of UBC's biomedical and clinician-scientists, whose research encompasses biomedical, clinical, health services, and population health in multiple disciplines that include translational and precision medicine.

 

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Faculty Members in Women+ and Children's Health Sciences

Name Research Interests
Anglesio, Michael Obstetrics and gynecology; Premalignant disease (precursors); Cancer molecular targets; Cancer of the Reproductive System; Host-Tumour Interaction; Endometriosis; Cancer Diagnosis and Detection; Immunotherapy; animal models of endometriosis and cancer; Cancer prevention; early detection biomarkers; endometriosis associated cancers; gene-expression and transcriptomics; genomics; Immunology; microenvironment; ovarian cancer etiology
Bedaiwy, Mohamed Other clinical medicine; Endometriosis; Recurrent Pregnancy Loss; Infertility; Minimally Invasive Surgery
Beristain, Alexander Guillermo Healthy Starts; cellular and molecular processes that direct trophoblast cell biology in early placental development; Examining the A Disintegrin And Metalloproteinase (ADAM) family in trophoblast biology; Examining the effects of obesity-associated inflammation on the maternal-fetal interface; Identifying gene expression differences in subpopulations of trophoblasts in normal and pathological pregnancies
Bettinger, Julie Public and population health; Epidemiology; Vaccination; Infectious diseases; Health Promotion; Community Health / Public Health; Infectious disease epidemiology; vaccine clinical trials; Vaccine hesitancy; vaccine programs; vaccine safety
Blydt-Hansen, Tom Childhood Diseases; Pediatric kidney transplant; Injury phenotype; Rejection; Biomarkers; Metabolomics; Chemokines
Brotto, Lori Human reproduction and development sciences; Neurosciences, biological and chemical aspects; Neurosciences, medical and physiological and health aspects; mindfulness; Sexual Dysfunctions; sexual desire; sexual dysfunction
Brown, Kelly Medical, health and life sciences; childhood rheumatic diseases; Inflammation; phagocytes
Brussoni, Mariana Developmental psychology; Psychosocial, sociocultural and behavioral determinants of health; Population health interventions; injury prevention; Children's outdoor play; Risky play; Parenting; health behaviour change
Carleton, Bruce Pharmacogenomics; Adverse drug reactions (ADRs); Drug safety and effectiveness; Clinical pharmacology; Pharmacovigilance
Cundiff, Geoffrey female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, urogynaecology, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, sexual dysfunction, obstetrical injury, quality assurance, Epidemiology of pelvic floor disorders, to anatomy, to education, to the prevention of maternal obstetrical trauma
Dell, Sharon Asthma in Children; Bronchial Disorders; Children's Health; Interstitial Lung Diseases; Rare diseases; Primary ciliary dyskinesia
Devlin, Angela Human nutrition and dietetics; Human reproduction and development sciences; Pathology (except oral pathology); cardiovascular disease; Children; developmental programming; Diabetes; Obesity
Doan, Quynh Medical, health and life sciences; Health Services; Child and youth mental health; Emergency medicine work load modelling
Eddy, Allison Global Heath; acute kidney injury in hospitalized children in Kampala, Uganda
Elango, Rajavel Protein Nutrition, Maternal-Fetal Nutrition, Childhood Malnutrition, Amino Acid Metabolism, Human Nutrition
Geoffrion, Roxana patient education, surgical outcomes after various pelvic reconstructive surgeries and surgical skill development through simulation and standardized training; pelvic floor reconstruction procedures such as vaginal prolapse or urinary incontinence surgery
Goldman, Ran Evidence to Innovation; Pediatric Research in Emergency Therapeutics (PRETx) Program
Grunau, Ruth V Biobehavioural regulation, brain and neurodevelopment in premature infants and children, Long-term effects of neonatal pain on stress regulation, brain, behavior, neurodevelopment, Infant pain and stress, Parenting stress, parent-infant interaction
Hanley, Gillian socioeconomic status as a predictor of maternal mental health prenatally, use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and infant outcomes.
Harris, Kevin Evidence to Innovation; Preventive Cardiology; Cardiovascular Outcomes; Interventional Pediatric Cardiology
Huntsman, David Corporate Law; Contracts; Competition Law; legal history
Joseph, K.S. Pregnancy complications, preterm birth, fetal growth, infant mortality, neonatal
Kissoon, Niranjan Sepsis and critical care
Kwon, Janice health policy relating to gynecologic cancers as well as hereditary cancer syndromes
Leung, Peter C Reproductive and molecular endocrinology
Lim, Chinten James Cell Signaling and Cancer; Leukemia; Immunotherapy; Chemotherapy; tumour cell biology; mechanisms of drug resistance; integrin cell adhesion and migration; tumour microenvironment; pediatric oncology
Lisonkova, Sarka preeclampsia
Matsell, Doug Childhood kidney disease, Congenital urinary tract obstruction
Maxwell, Christopher Cancer; Hereditary Cancer; Cell division; Cell migration; Differentiation; Cell polarity
McAlpine, Jessica subtypes of ovarian and endometrial cancers, and prevention
Meckler, Garth Evidence to Innovation; Pediatric Simulation; Continuing Medical Education; Pediatric Headache
Mitchell-Foster, Sheona Human reproduction and development sciences; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Cancer of the Reproductive System; Drugs and Pregnancy / Breast Feeding; Global Health and Emerging Diseases; AIDS / HIV; Urban and Rural Planning Policies; cervical cancer screening; culturally safe care; HPV; Indigenous women's health; perinatal substance-use; reproductive health of women living with HIV; reproductive screening in LMIC; rural and remote reproductive care
Money, Deborah Reproductive Infectious Diseases, Infectious in pregnancy, vaginal microbiome, HPV vaccine, HIV in women, HIV in pregnancy, Perinatal transmission of viral pathogens and infectious etiology of preterm labour
Oberlander, Timothy Population epidemiological studies that characterize neurodevelopmental pathways that reflect risk, resiliency and developmental plasticity
Pike, Ian Health promotion and disease prevention; Child and Youth Injury Prevention; Safety-oriented culture; Indigenous child and youth injury prevention; Social Marketing; Child Passenger Safety; Risky play
Rauscher, Alexander Physical sciences; Neurosciences, medical and physiological and health aspects; magnetic resonance imaging; physics; quantitative susceptibility mapping; myelin water imaging; brain; maschine learning
Reid, Gregor Vaccine and Cancer; Immunotherapy; Immune System; paediatric cancer
Sadarangani, Manish Immunology; Microbiology; Bacteria; Bacterial Vaccines; Childhood infections; Epidemiology; Immune System; Vaccine Development; Vaccine immunity
Sanatani, Shubhayan Arrhythmia; Sudden death, ion channelopathies, supraventricular tachycardia, autonomic nervous system
Schultz, Kirk Pediatric Cancer Blood and Marrow Transplantation Transplantation immunology Graft-versus-Host Disease Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Aplastic Anemia Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Oncology, immune system, childhood leukemia, blood and marrow transplatation, tumour immunology
Sly, Laura Childhood Diseases; Macrophages; Inflammatory bowel diseases; Inflammation; Innate immune responses
Stockler-Ipsiroglu, Sylvia Diabetes, Nutrition & Metabolism (Nutrition & Metabolism), pathophysiology and treatment of neurometabolic disorders, ceberal creatine deficiency syndromes, cerebral glucose dificiency syndromes, epilepsy, mental retardation
Stuart, Gavin Medicine
Talhouk, Aline Human reproduction and development sciences; Computer Science and Statistics; Epidemiology; Bioinformatics; Cancer of the Reproductive System; diagnostic models; Digital health; Machine Learning; personalized medicine; prevention; Privacy
Tomek, Jennifer Perinatal epidemiology ; Perinatal research methods; Fetal growth restriction; Severe maternal morbidity; Improving the reference charts used to assess fetal growth and maternal weight gain in pregnancy; Evaluating the impact of obstetrical health care policies on maternal and infant health; Developing clinical prediction models for the identification of adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes
Turvey, Stuart Immunology; Microbiology; Asthma; Immune System; Immunodeficiencies; Microbiome cohort studies; Precision Medicine; Primary Immune Deficiencies
Vallance, Bruce Enteric bacterial pathogens, innate immunity, instestinal inflammation, host defense, inflammatory bowel disease, immunity in health and disease
Yong, Paul pelvic pain, with a particular interest in endometriosis, painful periods, sexual pain, co-existing bladder and bowel problems, and pain related to the musculoskeletal system; laparoscopic excision of complex endometriosis and prevention of adhesions in women with endometriosis and pelvic pain and infertility
 
 
 
 

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