Professor Emeritus
FRCPC, MD (Case Western Medical School), BA (Antioch College)
 
Rm 105, 2206 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
phone: 6048223081
fax: 6048224994

AREA OF SPECIALTY

Clinical Epidemiology as a basic and applied science in medical research and clinical decision making: Developed Faculty of Medicine-wide residency training program in clinical epidemiology and critical appraisal

Development and implementation of a health service research training program in collaboration with the University of Manitoba in 2001 funded by CHSRF, CIHR and AHFMR in 2001, expanded to 6 sites across western Canada with CIHR STIHR funding in 2009

Director of the Western Regional Mentoring Centre and faculty member CHSRF EXTRA (Executive Training for Research Application) Mentoring Program- 2003-present: Assisting health care managers in using evidence for informing decision making

Organization delivery and utilization of child health services

Health Policy Research – particularly utilization management, procedure variation and appropriateness of health care utilization

Patient safety and safety science

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

Utilization of long term care by the elderly using the B.C. health linked database

Surgical waitlists: Determinants in BC, development and evaluation of priority tools

Effect of downsizing acute care hospital capacity in B.C.

High uses of health services

Issue of continuity of care

Epidemiology of medical error and concepts and approaches to patient safety

Chronic Disease management- recently completed project with the Government of the Northwest Territories funded by CHSRF

Adverse event investigation training in two health authorities in western Canada: a four-year research project supported by CHSRF and CPSI

RECRUITING GRADUATE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN:

* Pediatrics
* Patient Safety (member of the Resilience Engineering Association)
* Health services and policy research