Action on Sepsis

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
Ansermino, John Mark Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Global Health and Emerging Diseases, Health Information Systems, Biomedical Technologies, Technological Innovations, Global Health, Physiological Monitoring, Precision Health, Mobile Health, Outcome prediction, Sepsis in children, Artificial Intellegence, Automation in healthcare
Boyd, John Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) The cross-application of techniques from cardiovascular physiology and immunology has resulted in exciting discoveries, including proving for the first time that stimulation of Toll-Like Receptors expressed by cardiac myocytes resulted in cardiac contractile dysfunction
Doan, Quynh Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Emergency Medicine, Health Services
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) Biomedical Technologies, Artificial Intelligence, Decision Making, Software Development, Health Care Technologies, Human Computer Interaction and Design, Medical informatics, decision support systems, predictive analytics, Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine
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) Cationic Antimicrobial Peptides, Host Defence Peptides and Innate Immunity, Functional Genomics of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Regulation of Antibiotic Resistance, Array Data, Self-promoted uptake hypothesis
Holsti, Liisa Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) 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, Telemedicine, Teleinformatics, Tuberculosis, Ethics and Health, AIDS / HIV, Health Care Technologies, Global Health and Emerging Diseases, Native Health, 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 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) Microbiology, Bacteria, Immune System, Epidemiology, Vaccine Development, Bacterial Vaccines, Vaccine immunity, Childhood infections
Sinclair, Chadwick Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Modelization and Simulation, Theoretical Approach, Metals and Alloys, Material Design, Mechanical and Physical Processes, Materials Science and Engineering, Computational Materials Science, Manufacturing, Alloy Design, Solid State Physics, Mechanics
Walley, Keith Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Organ failure during sepsis