Research Scientists

John Esdaile

John Esdaile

Scientific Director, MD, MPH, FRCPC, FCAHS, MACR

Appointments

  • Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia
  • Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of Calgary
Matthew Liang

Matthew Liang

ARC Scientist Emeritus, MD, MPH

Appointments

  • Professor of Medicine, Harvard School of Medicine
  • Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
    Harvard School of Public Health
Ian Tsang

Ian Tsang

Director of Traditional Chinese Medicine Research, MD, FRCPC

Appointments

  • Clinical Professor (Retired), Division of Rheumatology
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Aslam Anis

Aslam Anis

Senior Scientist of Health Economics, PhD, FCAHS

Appointments

  • Professor, Health Economics, School of Population and Public Health,
    University of British Columbia
  • Director, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHEOS), Providence Health Care Research Institute
  • National Director, CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network (CTN)
Antonio Aviña-Zubieta

Antonio Aviña-Zubieta

Senior Scientist of Rheumatology, MD, MSc, PhD, FRCPC

Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Division of Rheumatology
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia
  • BC Lupus Society Research Scholar
  • Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar
Catherine Backman

Catherine Backman

Senior Scientist of Rehabilitation, PhD, Reg. OT (BC), FCAOT

Appointments

  • Professor, Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
    University of British Columbia
  • Affiliated Researcher, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
Nick Bansback

Nick Bansback

Research Scientist of Health Economics, MSc, PhD

Appointments

  • Associate Professor, School of Population and Public Health,
    University of British Columbia
  • Scientist, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHEOS),
    Providence Health Research Institute
  • Co-lead, BC SUPPORT Unit Health Economics and Simulation Methods Cluster
Claire Barber

Claire Barber

Research Scientist of Rheumatology, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Division of Rheumatology
    Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Mollie Carruthers

Mollie Carruthers

Clinician Investigator, MD, FRCPC

Appointments

  • Clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia, Division of Rheumatology
  • Rheumatologist at Artus Health Centre in Vancouver
Cheryl Barnabe

Cheryl Barnabe

Senior Scientist of Rheumatology, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Division of Rheumatology
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary
Hyon Choi

Hyon Choi

Research Scientist of Rheumatology, MD, DrPH, FRCPC

Appointments

  • Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of British Columbia
  • Director, Clinical Epidemiology and Health Outcomes, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Director, Gout and Crystal Arthropathy Center, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Jolanda Cibere

Jolanda Cibere

Senior Scientist of Rheumatology, MD, FRCPC, PhD

Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Division of Rheumatology
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Ann Clarke

Ann Clarke

Research Scientist of Rheumatology, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Appointments

  • Arthritis Society Chair in Rheumatic Diseases/Rheumatology
  • Professor, Division of Rheumatology,
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary.
  • Vice Chair, Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC)
Mary De Vera

Mary De Vera

Research Scientist of Pharmacoepidemiology, MSc, PhD

Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia
  • Canada Research Chair (Tier 2), Medication Adherence, Utilization, and Outcomes
Jan Dutz

Jan Dutz

Research Scientist, MD, FRCPC

Appointments

  • Professor, Department of Dermatology and Skin Science
    Children and Family Research Institute, University of British Columbia
Paul Fortin

Paul Fortin

Senior Scientist of Rheumatology and Epidemiology, MD, MPH, FRCPC

Appointments

  • Tenured Professor and Canada Research Chair on Systemic Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases, Centre de Recherche, Université Laval
  • Clinician-Scientist, Centre de Recherche du Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec
Donald Garbuz

Donald Garbuz

Research Scientist of Orthopaedics, MD, MHSc, FRCSC

Appointments

  • Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia
Nelson Greidanus

Nelson Greidanus

Research Scientist of Orthopaedics, MD, MPH, FRCSC, PhD Candidate

Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of British Columbia
Glen Hazlewood

Glen Hazlewood

Research Scientist, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Shahin Jamal

Shahin Jamal

Clinician Investigator, MD, FRCPC, MSc

Appointments

  • Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology at Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia and Program Director of Adult Rheumatology
  • Coordinator of the Rheumatology Resident’s Pre-course of the CRA
Jacek Kopec

Jacek Kopec

Senior Scientist of Epidemiology, MD, MSc, PhD

Appointments

  • Professor and Head, School of Population and Public Health
    University of British Columbia
Diane Lacaille

Diane Lacaille

Associate Scientific Director, Senior Scientist of Rheumatoloy, MD, MHSc, FRCPC

Appointments

  • Mary Pack Chair in Rheumatology
  • Professor, Division of Rheumatology; Associate Head of Academic Affairs; and acting Co-Head, Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia
Linda Li

Linda Li

Senior Scientist of Clinical Epidemiology, BSc(PT), MSc, PhD

Appointments

  • Harold Robinson Chair / Arthritis Society Chair in Arthritic Diseases
  • Professor and Canada Research Chair in Patient-oriented Knowledge Translation, Department of Physical Therapy,
    University of British Columbia
Carlo Marra

Carlo Marra

Research Scientist of Pharmacoepidemiology, PharmD, PhD, FCSHP

Appointments

  • Dean and Professor, School of Pharmacy
    University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Deborah Marshall

Deborah Marshall

Senior Scientist of Health Services Research and Health Economist, PhD, MHSA

Appointments

  • Canada Research Chair, Health Services and Systems Research
  • Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary
  • Director, Health Technology Assessment, Alberta Bone Joint Health Institute
Kamran Shojania

Kamran Shojania

Clinical Trialist and former Director of Clinical Trials, MD, FRCPC

Appointments

  • Head, UBC, St. Paul’s and VGH Divisions of Rheumatology
  • Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Hui Xie

Hui Xie

Maureen and Milan Ilich / Merck Chair in Statistics for Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, BSc, MS, PhD

Appointments

  • Professor, Health Sciences
    Simon Fraser University