Sepsis kills more individuals worldwide yearly than breast cancer, prostate cancer, and HIV combined. Sepsis arises when the body’s response to an infection damages organs. Our team ‘Action on Sepsis’ will deliver cutting-edge innovation in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of sepsis in British Columbia and around the world.


Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Ansari Dezfouli, Ehsan Postdoctoral Fellow Clinical medicine; Lipid nanoparticles and nucleic acid delivery; Cancer vaccine and drug development; Targeting delivery and organ-specific; CAR T-cell therapy; Cancer therapy and infectious diseases
Ansermino, John Mark Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Other clinical medicine; Sepsis in children; Health information systems; Physiological Monitoring; Technological Innovations; Artificial Intellegence; Automation in healthcare; Global Health; Mobile Health; Outcome prediction
Elango, Rajavel Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Protein Nutrition, Maternal-Fetal Nutrition, Childhood Malnutrition, Amino Acid Metabolism, Human Nutrition
Goerges, Matthias Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Electronic health (e-Health); Health information systems (including surveillance); Expert systems technologies in artificial intelligence; Anesthesiology; Medical devices; Human-computer systems and interface; Bio-signal processing and analysis; Digital health; predictive analytics; decision support systems; Critical Care Medicine; Biomedical Technologies; Health Care Technologies; Human Computer Interaction and Design; Medical informatics; Software Development; patient-oriented research; Data sharing / open data
Goldman, Ran Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Evidence to Innovation; Pediatric Research in Emergency Therapeutics (PRETx) Program
Hancock, Robert E Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Medical, health and life sciences; cationic peptides as anti-biofilm agents; systems immunology
Holsti, Liisa Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Medical, health and life sciences; premature infants; neurodevelopment; stress; pain; measurement; technology transfer; sucrose; rehabilitation; pediatrics
Jefferies, Wilfred Arthur Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Iron transport molecules
Kissoon, Niranjan Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Sepsis and critical care
Lavoie, Pascal Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Neonatal Immunity, Infection/Inflammation, Inheritance/Genetics of Neonatal Morbidities, Neonatal Chronic Lung Disease
Lester, Richard Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Infectious diseases; Digital health; Mobile health (mHealth); Precision Public Health; Patient-centered care; Global Health
Meckler, Garth Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Evidence to Innovation; Pediatric Simulation; Continuing Medical Education; Pediatric Headache
Mitton, Craig Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Health care administration; Health sciences; Public and population health; Health Policies; Health care resource allocation
Ogilvie, Gina Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Sexually transmitted infections, human papillomavirus, HIV in women and care for marginalized populations
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
Tam, Roger Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Machine learning; Biomedical signal processing; Biomedical Design and Innovation; Biomedical Technologies; Computer Science and Statistics; Data Analytics; Medical Imaging; Machine Learning; Neurodegenerative diseases; Precision Medicine; Radiology
Vidler, Marianne Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Health sciences; Childbirth; Global Health; High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy; Infections and Pregnancy; Postpartum Care; Pregnancy