Over the last 10 years I have developed a research interest into cystic fibrosis (CF) adolescent transition, which is the preparation of youth with CF for transfer to the adult healthcare system/adult CF clinic. I have developed a comprehensive CF transition program at BCCH whose program components have been described and presented locally, nationally and internationally. I also developed and implemented a survey to describe current CF transition practices across Canada.
I am also involved in research looking at CF health outcomes in relation to distance lived from a CF clinic; and incidence/impact on health of CF-related diabetes and CF-impaired glucose tolerance. I support CF physicians and our CF multidisciplinary team in ongoing clinical research, and our team works closely with the adult CF clinic at St. Paul's on several joint projects.