• Robillard, Julie


    Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
    Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
    Scientist, Patient Experience, C&W
    Associate Director, National Core for Neuroethics

    Degrees / Designations

    B.Sc., Ph.D.

    Primary Area of Research
    Evidence to Innovation
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    Lab Phone
    Mailing Address

    Room F407
    4480 Oak Street
    Vancouver, BC, V6H 3N1

    Affiliate Websites
    Research Areas
    • Patient experience
    • Patient engagement 
    • Evaluation
    • Health technology
    • Brain health
    • eHealth
    • Neuroethics.

    Dr. Julie Robillard is Scientist in Patient Experience at BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital and Health Centre, and Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of British Columbia. She is also Associate Director of the National Core for Neuroethics, an interdisciplinary research group dedicated to tackling the ethical, legal, policy and social implications of advances in neuroscience. Dr. Robillard brings her multidisciplinary background in neuroscience and biomedical ethics to the study of issues the intersection of patient experience, brain health and technology. Her current work focuses on the development of tools for the evaluation of the quality, ethics and experience of health intervention and health services, with a focus on brain health technology. She is also investigating the integration of artificial intelligence in technology for older adults with dementia and their caregivers as a means to ensure adherence to ethical norms.

    Current Projects
    Selected Publications

    Robillard, J.M., Feng, T.L. (2017) When patient engagement and research ethics collide: lessons from a dementia forum. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 59(1):1-10.     

    Robillard, J.M., Feng, T.L. (2016) Digital health advice: quality of online articles about the prevention of Alzheimer disease. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 55:219-29.

    Robillard, J.M., Illes, J., Arcand, M., Beattie, B.L., Hayden, S., Lawrence, P., McGrenere, J., Reiner, P.B., Wittenberg, D., Jacova, C. (2015) Scientific validity and ethics of online tests for Alzheimer disease. Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment and Disease Monitoring 1(3):281-8.

    Robillard, J.M., Whiteley, L., Johnson, T.W., Lim, J., Wasserman, W.W., Illes, J. (2013) Utilizing social media to study information-seeking and ethical issues in gene therapy. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15(3):e44.
    Honours & Awards
    Research Group Members
    • Sharma, Sonali 
    • Wu, Julia
    • Ang, Annika
    • Ta, Monica
    • Kabacinska, Katerina.