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.


Open Research Positions

This list of possible research projects is non-exhaustive. It only shows positions that are specifically advertised in the G+PS website.


Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Bettinger, Julie Epidemiology; Vaccination; Infectious Diseases; Health Promotion; Community Health / Public Health; Infectious disease epidemiology; vaccine clinical trials; vaccine safety; vaccine programs; Vaccine hesitancy
Blydt-Hansen, Tom Childhood Diseases; Pediatric kidney transplant; Injury phenotype; Rejection; Biomarkers; Metabolomics; Chemokines
Brown, Kelly Diseases of the Immune System; Immune Mediators: Cytokines and Chemokines; Cell Signaling and Infectious and Immune Diseases; childhood rheumatic diseases; 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
Dell, Sharon Asthma in Children; Bronchial Disorders; Children's Health; Interstitial Lung Diseases; Rare diseases; Primary ciliary dyskinesia
Devlin, Angela Obesity; Children; cardiovascular disease; Diabetes; developmental programming
Doan, Quynh Emergency Medicine; Health Services
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
Gantt, Soren cytomegalovirus, Burkitt’s lymphoma, Cytomegalovirus, epstein-barr virus, herpes simplex virus, congenital infection, newborn infection, Burkitt
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
Kissoon, Niranjan Sepsis and critical care
Lavoie, Pascal Neonatal Immunity, Infection/Inflammation, Inheritance/Genetics of Neonatal Morbidities, Neonatal Chronic Lung Disease
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
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
Macnab, Andrew Developmental Neurosciences, Child Health, Diabetes, Nutrition & Metabolism (Nutrition & Metabolism)
Matsell, Doug 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
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 and youth injury prevention; Social Marketing; Child Passenger Safety; Risky play
Rauscher, Alexander Algorithms; Brain Metabolism; Imaging; Neurological Diseases; Modelization and Simulation; magnetic resonance imaging; physics; quantitative susceptibility mapping; myelin water imaging; brain
Reid, Gregor Vaccine and Cancer; Immunotherapy; Immune System; paediatric cancer
Roland, Elke Pediatric Neurology; Neurodevelopmental disorders; Developmental Neurology; Pediatric Neuroscience; Neurological diseases; Clinical Neurology; Neurological disorders
Rothstein, Ralph Pediatric Endocrinology
Sadarangani, Manish Microbiology; Bacteria; Immune System; Epidemiology; Vaccine Development; Bacterial Vaccines; Vaccine immunity; Childhood infections
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
Turvey, Stuart Immune System; Asthma; Immunodeficiencies; Microbiome cohort studies; Primary Immune Deficiencies; Precision Medicine
Vallance, Bruce Enteric bacterial pathogens, innate immunity, instestinal inflammation, host defense, inflammatory bowel disease, immunity in health and disease
Weber, Alexander Brain Diseases; Cerebral Palsy; Childhood Brain Tumors; Concussion; Diagnostic Imaging; Epilepsy; MRI Scans; Seizures; Traumatic Brain Injury
Wong, Peter Epilepsy, Computerized EEG analysis, Topographic EEG, brain mapping