Core Personnel

Dr. Bruce C. Carleton

Dr. Bruce C. Carleton

Director, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Programme (POPi), BC Children’s Hospital
Professor and Chair, Division of Translational Therapeutics, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Director, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Programme, BC Children’s Hospital
Director, Therapeutic Evaluation Unit, Provincial Health Services Authority

The central theme of my research program, Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy Innovations (POPi), is the study of drug therapy with the goal of improving human health and quality of life.

I am particularly interested in developing models for evaluating drug effectiveness, medication use models designed to improve patient health, and effective surveillance systems to improve the safe use of medication.

I have a particular interest in pediatric medicine and the variability in drug response. My labs use tools in pharmacogenomics, pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacokinetics in order to develop a systems pharmacology approach to drug problems. On the clinical side, I have an interest in the clinical management of patients who experience serious adverse drug reactions.

Another area of interest is the translation of knowledge to aid evidence-based drug policy development. POPi contributes to solving the international drug policy crisis on two levels: the public policy level (federal and provincial), and the clinical policy level. In this way the needs of government are served to manage drug budgets, the needs of clinicians to improve patient care, and the public need to understand and improve the effectiveness, safety and cost effectiveness of drugs.

Dr. Colin Ross

Dr. Colin Ross, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC

Gabriella Groeneweg

Gabriella Groeneweg, MA 

Program Manager

Craig Mitton

Craig Mitton, MSc, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Medicine, School of Population and Public Health, UBC

Mahyar Etminan

Mahyar Etminan, PharmD, MSc

Associate Professor, Department of Opthalmology and Visual Sciences, UBC

Dr. Rod Rassekh

Rod Rassekh, MD, MHS

Pediatric Oncologist and CPNDS Investigator

Beth Brooks

Beth Brooks, MSc


Philip Khayat

Philip Khayat, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist

Derek Yau

Derek Yau, BBA

Finance Coordinator

Kathy Li

Kathy Li, PhD

Statistical Analyst

Fudan Miao

Fudan Miao, BSc

Research Technician

Michelle Higginson

Michelle Higginson, BSc

Research Technician

Jessica Trueman

Jessica Trueman, MSc

Clinical Research Coordinator

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Agnieszka (Aga) Biala, MPharm, PhD

Clinical Research Coordinator

Jessica Lovnicki

Jessica Lovnicki, MSc

Clinical Research Coordinator

Alice Man

Alice Man, BSc

Research Assistant

Janine Xu

Janine Xu, BSc

Research Assistant

David Olsson

David Olsson, BSc

Research Assistant

Andy Lynn

Andy Lynn, BSc

Research Assistant