Profiles

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 […]

Lisa Fischer

Lisa Fischer

Biography Dr. Fischer has recently joined UBC as an assistant professor in the Department of Family Practice.  She completed her education at Western University where she obtained a BSc in Physiotherapy and an MD with CFPC designation.  She has over 25 years’ experience as an academic sport and exercise medicine physician and leader. Dr. Fischer […]

Scott Garrison

Scott Garrison

Biography Scott Garrison spent the first 20 years of his professional career as a full-time fee-for-service family physician in Richmond, BC. During those years he served as a GPAC working group member creating multiple BC provincial clinical guidelines, as the BCMA representative to the Therapeutics Initiative, and as the President of the Medical Staff for […]

Stefan Grzybowski

Stefan Grzybowski

Biography Stefan Grzybowski is a family physician researcher and Professor at the University of British Columbia’s Department of Family Practice. He is also the co-director of the Centre for Rural Health Research and the Director of the Rural Health Services Research Network of BC. His current research includes a systems approach to understanding rural maternity […]

Silvia Guillemi

Silvia Guillemi

Biography Silvia Guillemi is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Practice at UBC, the Director of the Clinical Education and Training program at the BC Centre of Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and the Director of the UBC Family Medicine R3 Enhanced Skills program in HIV/AIDS. Her clinical work focuses on the treatment and […]

Ilona Hale

Ilona Hale

Ilona Hale, MD, FCFPC has been a rural family physician in Kimberley, BC since graduating from the UBC Rural Family Practice Residency in 1995 and a clinician researcher since 2015. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Practice. She completed the two-year UBC Clinician Scholar Program in 2018 followed by the Transdisciplinary […]

Patricia Janssen

Patricia Janssen

Biography Patricia Janssen, RN, BSN, MPH, Ph.D (Epidemiology) is a perinatal epidemiologist who co-leads the Maternal Child Health Theme at the University of British Columbia School of Population Health. She was founding director of the university’s MPH program, former director of the MSc and PhD programs, and former Co-director of the National Interdisciplinary Women’s Reproductive […]

Cecilia Jevitt

Cecilia Jevitt

Biography Cecilia Jevitt completed Emory University’s midwifery program in 1982. Her 1993 doctorate in applied medical anthropology is from the University of South Florida. She practiced full scope midwifery in the Tampa Bay Florida area for 30 years. Jevitt taught midwifery for Frontier Nursing University, SUNY Stony Brook, and the University of Florida between 1989 […]

David Joyce

David Joyce

Biography David Joyce is a family physician at the Pender Community Health Centre and is active in conducting primary care clinical research. Dr. Joyce received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Toronto and joined UBC Family Practice as an R3 Clinician Scholar. His current area of research focuses on the study of […]

Karim Khan

Karim Khan

Biography Karim Khan, professor in the Department of Family Practice and the School of Kinesiology, has achieved international recognition for pioneering clinical trials of exercise training among seniors vulnerable to falls and osteoporotic fractures. He was a leader in the field of tendon injuries where he published key studies on pathogenesis, imaging and prognosis as […]