Overview

As part of an inter-disciplinary team of engineers, computer scientists, and health care providers, I am involved in a wide range of projects focusing on the development and application of new technology, primarily in the pediatric anesthesia and intensive care setting. My main goal is to extract clinically-useful information from vital signs and other clinical data, and to transform these data into information for better, more timely, and more efficient decision-making by clinicians.

Research

Sepsis modeling and outcome prediction
Severe sepsis and septic shock are associated with a high burden of morbidity and mortality among critically ill children. Through improvements in supportive care, secular trends reveal a gradual decline in mortality. In collaboration with our critical care colleagues, our goal is to use a large North-American registry cohort to validate and compare the performance of existing risk score, identify new combinations of risk factors, and to develop novel outcome prediction tools.

Grants

2019-04, Clinical Research Support Development Award, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR)

2020-03, Evidence to Innovation Seed Grant, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR)

2020-01, Precision Health Program, Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster (CDTS)

Honours & Awards

2019-05, Kosaka Best of Meeting Finalist - Clinical Research, International Anesthesia Research Society

2019-05, 2019 Pediatric Resident Development Scholarship [KT Johnson], American Thoracic Society

2018-06, DFP Design Showcase Unicorn award. [KT Johnson presented the work], Designing for People – Human Computer Interaction @ UBC Initiative

2018-05, 2nd place - Poster Presentations. [R Ridgeway presented the work], Anesthesiology Pharmacology & Therapeutics Research Day, University of British Columbia

2018-01, Best Clinical Application Award. [D Dunsmuir presented the work], Society for Technology in Anesthesia

2017-09, Research Day 2017 Award of Excellence - Outstanding Research Poster Presentation [KT Johnson presented the work], Evidence to Innovation Theme, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute

2018-01, Best of Show Award. [K Allen and I co-presented the work], Society for Technology in Anesthesia

Research Group Members

Luisa Flohr, Pediatrics Resident
Kristina Gagalova, Work Learn Student
Taneille Johnson, Pediatric Resident
Minnie Teng, Project Assistant, Data Group
Nicholas West, Clinical Research Coordinator