• Yang, Connie

    Titles

    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Pediatric Respirologist, BC Children's Hospital
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia

    Degrees / Designations

    MD, MSc

    Primary Area of Research
    Childhood Diseases
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    Phone
    604-875-2000 ext. 4931
    Fax
    Lab Phone
    Mailing Address

    BC Children's Hospital
    4480 Oak Street
    Vancouver, BC  V5H 3V4

    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas
    • Childhood respiratory diseases
    • Asthma   
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    Summary

    I am interested in learning more about lung diseases that affect children. 

    My research is focused on finding the best way to diagnose and treat different types of asthma. I am particularly interested in learning about the reasons why some children have severe, treatment resistant asthma and finding ways to treat these children effectively. I am also interested in finding the best way to deliver asthma care to children across the province.  

    I am also involved in projects that look at the effectiveness of different types of therapies that we use for children with cystic fibrosis. 

    Current Projects

    Safety of Inhaled Corticosteroids use in Children and in Pregnancy.  
    This large surveillance study will examine the safety profiles of different inhaled corticosteroids.

    Retrospective review on the use of intravenous lipids during cystic fibrosis exacerbations. 
    This project is reviewing if the use of lipids during admissions for cystic fibrosis exacerbations has any effect on short or long term nutrition.

    Selected Publications

    Yang CL, Dell S, To T, Foty R, Stieb D : Verifying a questionnaire diagnosis of asthma in children using health claims data. BMC Pulmonary Medicine. 2011:52

    Grants
    Honours & Awards

    Restracomp Research Competition Winner
    Institute of Medical Sciences Academic Development Award
    School of Graduate Studies Conference Grant
    Research Institute Travel Award 

    Research Group Members