Profiles

Maureen Ashe

Maureen Ashe

Biography Maureen Ashe is Associate Professor in the UBC Department of Family Practice, physiotherapist, and Canada Research Chair in Community Mobility. She works on mobility-related research, including recovery after hospitalization and participation in life activities within the community setting. A/Prof Ashe is interested in improving quality of life in later years through mobility. Her research […]

Ken Bassett

Ken Bassett

Biography Ken Bassett is the Co-Manager of the Therapeutics Initiative in the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics at UBC. In the Therapeutics Initiative, he directs its Drug Assessment Working Group that determines the effectiveness and safety of prescription drugs licensed in Canada and submits reports to the Pharmaceutical, Laboratory, and Blood Services Division, the […]

Hamideh Bayrampour

Hamideh Bayrampour

Biography Hamideh Bayrampour, PhD, MSc, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Practice, Midwifery program, an associate member in the School of Population and Public Health and a faculty member in Reproductive and Developmental Sciences program at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Bayrampour’s research interests are in the areas of maternal […]

Patricia Boston

Patricia Boston

Biography Patricia Boston is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia and has been a faculty member since 2003. She was the Director of the UBC Division of Palliative Care from 2003-2012 and Associate Director of The McGill Programs in Whole Person Care from 1998-2003. Dr Boston […]

Vanessa Brcic

Vanessa Brcic

Biography Vanessa Brcic is a family physician and graduate of the UBC St. Paul’s Hospital Family Practice Residency Program (2009), with an MSc from the UBC School of Public and Population Health (2021); her thesis research is entitled “Deconstructing oppression in women’s health care: Building capacity for trauma and violence-informed primary care.” She is also […]

Luba Butska

Luba Butska

Biography Luba Butska has a BHSc from Ryerson University’s Midwifery Education Program in Toronto and a PhD in Linguistics from Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA. She has practiced full scope midwifery since 2007, first in Calgary, Alberta and then in Vancouver, British Columbia. She currently holds Associate privileges at Providence Health (St. Paul’s Hospital, […]

Jane Buxton

Jane Buxton

Biography Jane Buxton is a public health physician and professor in the UBC School of Population and Public Health.  She is the medical lead for harm reduction at the BC Centre for Disease Control where in 2011 she developed the inter-sectoral Drug Overdose and Alert Partnership (DOAP) to identify and respond to provincial issues related […]

Betty Calam

Betty Calam

Biography Betty Calam, MD, CCFP, MCISc FCFP is an Associate Professor with the Department of Family Practice. She did her MD at UBC, postgraduate training at Dalhousie University, and completed a Masters degree in Family Medicine at Western University. After moving to Vancouver from rural family practice on Haida Gwaii, Dr. Calam became the medical […]

Martin Dawes

Martin Dawes

Biography Diabetes: In 2012/2013 I ran a CIHR funded pilot cluster randomised controlled trial to examine feasibility of diabetes prevention program using family physician lifestyle prescription facilitation. Hypertension: Starting in 1994 I ran a 10,000-patient cohort study evaluating the role of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and white coat hypertension in predicting mortality. I helped run […]

Cathy Ellis

Cathy Ellis

Biography Cathy Ellis has been teaching in UBC’s Midwifery Program since becoming faculty in 2004. Cathy’s special interest in global midwifery and global maternal infant healthcare has motivated her to work alongside and teach community-level and university trained midwives in Mexico, Nicaragua, Kosovo, Zambia, Uganda, Bangladesh and Nepal. Cathy has developed a global maternal-infant health […]