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Sian Tsuei

Sian Tsuei

Associate Faculty MHSc, MD, PhD, CCFP



2206 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3


Sian Tsuei (“Shawn Tsu-ay”) is a practicing family physician with a Master’s of Health Sciences from UBC and Population Health Sciences PhD from Harvard University’s T H Chan School of Public Health. He is currently Clinical Assistant Professor in UBC’s Department of Family Practice; Associate Faculty in UBC’s School of Population and Public Health; and Adjunct Professor at SFU’s Faculty of Health Sciences.

Drawing on mixed methods methodologies, his research focuses on health system change from technologies and clinical health service reforms. His theoretical lens draws mainly on organizational behaviour. His research is global in nature, and he has particular interest in the Asian and North American contexts.

He is actively developing a research agenda to better understand how artificial intelligence will affect the health system, particularly around physician and patient behaviour and their interactions. He serves on the AI Advisory Group of The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), and previously served on the Scientific Planning Committee for CFPC’s Roundtable on AI for Family Medicine. He also holds a Michael Smith Health Research BC Research Trainee Award that studies how telemedicine affects the quality and efficiency of health care services. He has also studied payment reform and organizational reforms (esp. clinical service integration).

SPPH 481D: Global Health Policy and Systems – 2023 W1