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Research Scientists

Diane Lacaille

Diane Lacaille

Scientific Director, MDCM, MHSc, FRCPC

Appointments

  • Mary Pack Chair in Rheumatology Research
  • Professor, Division of Rheumatology, University of British Columbia
John Esdaile

John Esdaile

Scientific Director Emeritus, 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
Michal Abrahamowicz

Michal Abrahamowicz

Research Scientist, PhD

Appointments

  • James McGill Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
  • Medical Scientist, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Research Institute – McGill University Health Centre 
Aslam Anis

Aslam Anis

Senior Scientist of Health Economics, PhD, FCAHS

Appointments

  • Professor, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia
  • Director, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS)
  • 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
  • Walter & Marilyn Booth 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
Cheryl Barnabe

Cheryl Barnabe

Senior Scientist of Rheumatology, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Appointments

  • Deputy Director, McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health, University of Calgary
  • Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
  • Canada Research Chair, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Autoimmune Diseases (Tier 2)
Susan Bartlett

Susan Bartlett

Research Scientist, PhD

Appointments

  • Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
  • Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Senior Scientist, Research Institute, McGill University Health Centre
Susanne Benseler

Susanne Benseler

Research Scientist, MD, PhD

Appointments

  • Director, Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute
  • Pediatric Rheumatologist, Section Chief Rheumatology, Alberta Children’s Hospital
  • Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
  • Husky Energy Chair in Child and Maternal Health
  • Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation Chair in Pediatric Research
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
May Y. Choi

May Y. Choi

Research Scientist, MD FRCPC

Appointments

  • Gary S. Gilkeson Lupus Fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Rheumatology Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
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)
Inés Colmegna

Inés Colmegna

Research Scientist, MD

Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, McGill University
  • Scientist, Research Institute – McGill University Health Sciences. Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program. Centre for Translational Biology
Deborah Da Costa

Deborah Da Costa

Research Scientist, PhD

Appointments

  • Scientist, Research Institute – McGill University Health Centre, Metabolic Disorders and Complications Program, Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation
  • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
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
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

  • Associate Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Marie Hudson

Marie Hudson

Research Scientist, MD, MPH, FRCPC

Appointments

  • Clinician-scientist, Jewish General Hospital and Lady Davis Institute
  • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University
Jacek Kopec

Jacek Kopec

Senior Scientist of Epidemiology, MD, MSc, PhD

Appointments

  • Professor, School of Population and Public Health
    University of British Columbia
Matthew Liang

Matthew Liang

Scientist Emeritus, MD, MPH

Appointments

  • Professor of Medicine, Harvard School of Medicine
  • Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
    Harvard School of Public Health
Linda Li

Linda Li

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

Appointments

  • Harold Robinson Chair/Arthritis Society Chair in Arthritic Diseases
  • Canada Research Chair in Patient-oriented Knowledge Translation
  • Professor, 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, Health Services Research and Health Economics, PhD

Appointments

  • Arthur J.E. Child Chair, Rheumatology Outcomes Research
  • Canada Research Chair, Health Systems and Services (2008-18)
  • Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Laëtitia Michou

Laëtitia Michou

Research Scientist, MD, PhD

Appointments

  • Regular researcher, Endocrinology and nephrology axis, Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec-Université Laval
  • Associate professor, Division de rhumatologie, département de médecine, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval
Kamran Shojania

Kamran Shojania

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

Appointments

  • Head, UBC, St. Paul’s and Vancouver General Hospital Divisions of Rheumatology
  • Medical Director, Mary Pack Arthritis Program, Vancouver Coastal Health
Ian Tsang

Ian Tsang

Scientist Emeritus, Director of Traditional Chinese Medicine Research, MD, FRCPC

Appointments

  • Clinical Professor (Retired), Division of Rheumatology
    Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Jackie Whittaker

Jackie Whittaker

Research Scientist of Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, BScPT, PhD

Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, University of Calgary
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta
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
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