Core Personnel

Dr. Bruce C. Carleton, Director, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Programme (POPi), BC Children’s Hospital
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia (UBC)
Division Head, Translational Therapeutics, Department of Pediatrics, UBC
Senior Clinician Scientist, Child & Family Research Institute 
Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Pharmacogenomic Network for Drug Safety (CPNDS)
Director, Therapeutic Evaluation Unit, Provincial Health Services Authority

"Our research focus is on the impact of drug therapy on human health and quality of life," says Dr. Carleton, "my lifelong goal is to make medication use more effective and safer for all patients, particularly children." He is particularly interested in developing better ways to evaluate the effectiveness of drugs and practical surveillance systems to improve the safe use of medication. Dr. Carleton has clinical interests in asthma, as well as the epidemiology, pharmacogenomics and clinical management of adverse drug events.

"A key element of our research is the communication of results to clinicians, patients, healthcare administrators, and government staff who also hold responsibilities to improve patient care and its delivery by the healthcare system."


 
Claudette Hildebrand R.N.
National Paediatric Surveillance Coordinator
Gabriella Groeneweg M.A. 
Strategic Communications and Administration Manager
   
 

Jessica Stortz, M.Sc. 
Adult Surveillance Coordinator
Jessica Paik, CA, CPA
Finance Coordinator
   


Fudan Miao
Research Technician
Michelle Higginson
Lab Technologist
   
   
Nasim Massah
Laboratory Technician  
Prasadani Gunaretnam
Laboratory Technician
   
    
Tessa Bendyshe-Walton
Research Assistant
Mikaela Barker, M.Sc.
Clinical Research Coordinator
   


Rachel Bader
Research Assistant
Tina-Marie Dryden
Executive Assistant
   

 
Yuling Li
Laboratory Technician
Dr. Colin Ross
Assistant Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Medical Genetics, UBC
   


Dr. Amit Bhavsar
Research Associate, CPNDS


   


Innovative Research Leading to Optimal Outcomes

 


 
Dr. Mahyar Etminan
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC
Scientist, CFRI and PHSA Therapeutic Evaluation Unit


 


 
Dr. Mahyar Etminan
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC
Scientist, CFRI and PHSA Therapeutic Evaluation Unit


 


 
Dr. Mahyar Etminan
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC
Scientist, CFRI and PHSA Therapeutic Evaluation Unit