Dr. Fuchsia A. Howard

Dr. Howard’s program of research examines the health service needs of vulnerable, high-risk survivors of acute life-threatening illness, specifically, cancer survivors and survivors of critical illnesses. She conducts qualitative and mixed-methods research to understand patient-perspectives of the essential components of quality care. 


Lab website: https://nursing.ubc.ca/our-people/fuchsia-howard

Email: fuchsia.howard@ubc.ca

Dr. Chris Lovato

I am a Professor in the School of Population & Public Health and Founding Director, Evaluation Studies Unit, Faculty of Medicine, UBC.  My primary areas of expertise are in health promotion, population health and program evaluation.  My research focuses on evaluating the impact of health programs and policies, particularly in the areas of cancer prevention and health services.  I am also conducting studies to evaluate the impact of medical school initiatives implemented in response to health care professional shortages in rural, remote and northern regions of Canada

Lab website: http://spph.ubc.ca/person/chris-lovato/

Email: chris.lovato@ubc.ca

Dr. Mary McBride

Mary McBride is an epidemiologist, health services researcher, and Distinguished Research Scientist in Cancer Control Research at the British Columbia Cancer Agency (BCCA), Vancouver, Canada; and Clinical Professor in the School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia (UBC).  She is also co-lead, Health Services and Policy Research, for the Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control, funded by the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute.

She is an Associate Member with UBC’s Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, a member of the Department of Paediatrics in UBC’s Faculty of Medicine, and an Affiliate Scientist with the McLaughlin Centre for Risk Assessment in Ottawa. 

Her research includes epidemiologic, clinical, and health system perspectives on cancer survivorship issues, and quality of oncology and primary care for cancer patients throughout the cancer care trajectory, from screening to survivorship.  She is an expert on record linkage methodology and use of linked population-based registry, clinical, and administrative datasets.  She oversees two major research programs using linked datasets, following long-term outcomes and the care experience of BC cohorts of young people diagnosed with cancer, and women diagnosed with breast cancer. These initiatives operate from discovery (risks and predictors of patient and care outcomes), to impact on care (healthcare utilization, quality, and predictors of healthcare need), to policy and practice change (models of care to support quality care).

Lab website: https://www.bccrc.ca/dept/ccr/people/mary-mcbride

Email: mmcbride@bccrc.ca

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