Department of Pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics of the University of British Columbia and British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital consists of physicians, scientists, allied health professionals and administrative staff trained in pediatric and allied child health disciplines.  Department members include full-time, part-time and community-based pediatricians. The Department’s mandate is to provide leadership and excellence in patient care, education, research and child advocacy.


Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
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
Boerner, Katelynn biopsychosocial factors involved in the developmental trajectory of youth with chronic pain
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; Implementation Science
Carleton, Bruce Pediatrics, clinical pharmacology, outcomes research, drug policy evaluation, health services research, drug safety and adverse drug reactions
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
Elango, Rajavel Protein Nutrition, Maternal-Fetal Nutrition, Childhood Malnutrition, Amino Acid Metabolism, Human Nutrition
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
Harris, Kevin Evidence to Innovation; Preventive Cardiology; Cardiovascular Outcomes; Interventional Pediatric Cardiology
Hawkes, Michael Pediatric infectious diseases; global pediatric infections
Kissoon, Niranjan Sepsis and critical care
Lavoie, Pascal Neonatal Immunity, Infection/Inflammation, Inheritance/Genetics of Neonatal Morbidities, Neonatal Chronic Lung Disease
Lim, Chinten James Cancer progression and metastasis; Solid cancer tumours; Hematological tumours; tumour cell biology; mechanisms of drug resistance; integrin cell adhesion and migration; tumour microenvironment; pediatric oncology
Loock, Christine Ann Brain, Behaviour & Development; Social Pediatrics; Health Inequities; Child-health medical-home: children/families, integration / patient care / community services; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders; Pediatric Sleep Disorders
Loucks, Catrina Medical, health and life sciences; Pharmacogenomics; Pain management; Medical Genetics; Model organism genetics; Drug reactions
Lunken, Genelle Clinical nutrition; Human nutrition and dietetics, n.e.c.; Gastroenterology; Personalised nutrition therapies; Dietary fibre; Inflammatory bowel disease; Gut microbiome; Food additives
Macnab, Andrew Developmental Neurosciences, Child Health, Diabetes, Nutrition & Metabolism (Nutrition & Metabolism)
Matsell, Douglas Childhood kidney disease, Congenital urinary tract obstruction
Maxwell, Christopher Cancer; Hereditary Cancer; Cell division; Cell migration; Differentiation; Cell polarity
Meckler, Garth Evidence to Innovation; Pediatric Simulation; Continuing Medical Education; Pediatric Headache
Miller, Steven Birth defects, Concussion, Preterm labor, Steroids
O'Donnell, Maureen Pediatrics, children with disabilities, prenatal antidepressant exposure, cerebral palsy, austism, purple crying, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, social disparities
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 injury prevention; Social Marketing; Child Passenger Safety; Risky play; Drowning prevention
Rauscher, Alexander Other physical sciences; Medical and biomedical engineering; magnetic resonance imaging; physics; quantitative susceptibility mapping; myelin water imaging; brain; maschine learning
Razack, Saleem Models of Care for Children with Medical Complexity in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Anti-Racism in Medical Education, Professional Socialization for Greater Social Justice
Reid, Gregor Basic medicine and life sciences; paediatric cancer; cancer immunology; animal models of cancer
Roland, Elke Pediatric Neurology; Neurodevelopmental disorders; Developmental Neurology; Pediatric Neuroscience; Neurological diseases; Clinical Neurology; Neurological disorders
Rothstein, Ralph Pediatric Endocrinology
Sadarangani, Manish Immunology; Microbiology; Clinical sciences; Bacteria; Bacterial Vaccines; Childhood infections; Epidemiology; Immune System; Vaccine Development; Vaccine immunity; Clinical trials and observational studies
Sanatani, Shubhayan Arrhythmia; Sudden death, ion channelopathies, supraventricular tachycardia, autonomic nervous system
Schrewe, Brett
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
Selvanathan, Thiviya neurodevelopment in newborns; early-life brain injury; Brain development
Sly, Laura Innate immunity; Inflammatory bowel disease; Inflammation; macrophages; Cell signalling
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
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
Voss, Christine Pediatrics; Physical Activity; Children and youth; Health behaviours; Diabetes; congenital heart disease
Weber, Alexander Neurocognitive patterns and neural networks; Central nervous system; Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI); Quantitative MRI; Brain Disorders; resting state functional MRI; myelin water imaging; Arterial Spin Labelling; Diffusion Tensor Imaging; Fractal based analysis; Concussion; Diagnostic Imaging; Epilepsy; Seizures; Traumatic Brain Injury; open science; Biomedical Engineering; Rett Syndrome



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