• Roberts, Ashley

    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UBC
    Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program, BC Children's Hospital
    Medical Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, Provincial Health Services Authority
    Degrees / Designations

    BA, MD, M.Ed

    Primary Area of Research
    Healthy Starts
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    604-875-2435 ext. 2622
    Lab Phone
    Mailing Address
    Department of Pediatrics, UBC

    4480 Oak Street, Room K-4-222
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1

    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas
    Pediatric Infectious Diseases
    Current Projects
    Selected Publications
    Ng K, Paquette V, Kang K, Gantt S, Roberts A. Update on the management of influenza in children and pregnant women in British Columbia. British Columbia Medical Journal, October 2015.

    Ng K, Roberts A. Use of oseltamivir for treatment of influenza in children. Pharmacy Informer, February 2015.

    Paquette V, Roberts A. Use of oseltamivir for treatment of influenza in pregnant women. Pharmacy Informer, February 2015.

    Kang K, Kissoon N, Roberts A. Placing Equity at the core of global health research: time for an expanded ethical framework? Current Treatment Options in Pediatrics, February 2015.

    Mitchell K, Roberts A, Gilbert M, Homma Y, Warf C, Daly LK, Saewyc E. Improving the accuracy of Chlamydia incidence rate estimates among adolescents. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality. 24(1), 2015, pp. 12–18.

    Borbely J, Rawal S, Roberts A, Guttman O. Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome secondary to anti-tuberculosis medications: case report and review of the literature. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 32(12), Dec 2013: 1388-90.

    Roberts A., Langley J., “Influenza” chapter in ‘Evidence Based Infectious Diseases’, Loeb M.(ed.) Wiley Blackwell Publishers. BMJ, Oxford. 2009.

    Roberts A, Neu N. “Index of suspicion: Late diagnosis of HIV in 8 pediatric cases in New York City.” Contemporary Pediatrics, March 2007.

    Roberts A, Bitnun A, McGeer A, Tran D,Yau, Simpson K, Green K, Lowe DE, Ford-Jones EL. Laboratory confirmed influenza associated hospitalizations among children in the metropolitan Toronto and Peel region by active surveillance, 2004-2005. Canadian Communicable Disease Report, 32 (18), September 2006. PMID: 16989046

    Roberts A, Sett S, Leblanc J, Sanatani S. “An alternate technique to pacing in complex congenital heart disease: Assessment of the left thoracotomy approach.” May 2006, Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 22 (6), 2006: 481-484. PMID: 16685311

    Roberts A, O’Toole P. HIV: A Curriculum for Youth Volunteer Leaders, Youth Can Move the World Initiative. HIV Curriculum Manual, UNICEF Guyana and Suriname, 2003.


    UBC Centennial Fund Grant - Project: "Janusz Korczak Lecture, Human Rights Lecture Series." Principal Investigator. Total Funding: $2500 (2015)

    UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) Grant - Project: "Using Microbials Judiciously in an Age of Drug Resistance: Teaching Principles of Antimicrobial Stewardship to the next generation of health care providers." Principal Investigator. Total Funding: $13,000 (2015)

    UBC Special Populations Fund, Faculty of Medicine - Project: "Resident Engagement through Advocacy in Public Schools." Principal Investigator. Total Funding: $19,000 (2012-2013)

    Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Gender and Health, and Institute of Population and Public Health - Project: "Improving the accuracy of Chlamydia incidence rate estimates among adolescents." Co-investigator. Total Funding: $10,000 (2012)

    UBC Evaluation Study Unit Medical Education Grant, Faculty of Medicine - Project: "Evaluation of Night Float at British Columbia Children's Hospital." Principal Investigator. Total Funding: $5000 (2011)

    Canadian Pediatric Society Advocacy Grant - Project: "Development of a tool for new immigrants to Canada to aid in the navigation of the Canadian health care system." Principal Investigator. Total Funding: $5000 (2011)

    Honours & Awards

    2013 - Post-Graduate Education Award, UBC Department of Pediatrics. Description: Outstanding Contribution to Pediatric Residency Education.

    2012 - Women in Medicine Award and Invited Speaker, Undergraduate Class, UBC Faculty of Medicine.

    2012 - Post-Graduate Education Award, UBC Department of  Pediatrics. Description: Outstanding Contribution to Pediatric Residency Education.

    2011 - "Golden Rattle" Award for Teaching, UBC Department of Pediatrics.

    2009 - "Top of the Valley" Award, Rogue Valley Health Care System, Toronto ON. Description: For Excellence in Clinical and Administrative Service.

    2004: Resident Research Day Award, UBC.

    Research Group Members