People

 

Dr. Jeff Brubacher

Program Lead

Dr. Jeff Brubacher is a scientist at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Associate Professor in the University of British Columbia Department of Emergency Medicine, and Director of Emergency Medicine Research Program at the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. He practices clinically as an Emergency Physician at Vancouver General Hospital and has training as a clinical toxicologist. Jeff holds a scholar award and Health Professional Investigator award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. His research interest focuses broadly on injury prevention with a special interest in road safety, traffic policy evaluation and  drug impaired driving.

 

Dr. John Staples

Researcher

Dr. John Staples is an academic general internist and Clinical Assistant Professor at University of British Columbia. After graduating from medical school at the University of Alberta he completed a residency and fellowship in general internal medicine (UBC), a Masters of Public Health (Harvard University), a New England Journal of Medicine Editorial Fellowship, and a Health Services Research Fellowship (Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto). His research interests include traffic safety and medical risk factors for injury.

Alex Jiang

Statistical Analyst

Alex is a statistical analyst working with Dr. Jeff Brubacher at the Department of Emergency Medicine. She has a Master of Data Science from the University of British Columbia. Her research interests include machine learning, regression analysis, and data engineering. Alex is currently working on a project to identify the relationship between air quality and emergency department visits. In her spare time, she enjoys playing guitar and volunteering.

Dr. Herbert Chan

Research Associate

Dr. Herbert Chan is a research associate with Dr. Jeff Brubacher at the Department of Emergency Medicine and an associate member of the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation. His research interests include emergency department visits, road traffic trauma surveillance, and alcohol/drug impaired driving.

Lina Jae

Research Coordinator

Lina is a research coordinator with the Department of Emergency Medicine. She graduated with a Master of Science in Public Health from McGill University. Lina currently working on the Active Transportation Injuries Circumstances and Outcomes Study. The project is in the initial stages and will start recruiting participants next year.

Lulu Pei

Statistical Analyst

Lulu is a statistical analyst with the Department of Emergency Medicine. She recently graduated with a Master of Biostatistics from UBC, primarily investigating statistical applications to the field of human nutrition. Lulu is currently working on a project investigating the association between cycling infrastructure and risk of cyclist collision with a motor vehicle, using spatial analysis techniques. She also assists with the National Drug Impaired Driving Study and the Road Trauma Outcome Study.

Mayesha Khan

Research Coordinator

Mayesha manages the Crash Risk after Cardioverter-defibrillator Implantation (MVC-ICD) study led by Dr. John Staples. This study uses health and driving records to examine crash risk among ICD patients in BC. She has a Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology from Concordia University, specializing in substance use in young adults. Some of her research interests include risk factors associated with trauma and addictive behaviours.

Dr. Michael Branion-Calles

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Michael Branion-Calles is a postdoctoral research fellow in the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine. He received his PhD in Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University in 2020. His research interests lie at the intersection between transportation, health, and safety. Dr. Branion-Calles is the lead data analyst on a study investigating the safety of active transport users in British Columbia using a large, linked data set.

Shannon Erdelyi

Statistical Analyst

Shannon is a statistical analyst in the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine. She works primarily on road safety research, including road trauma surveillance, evaluations of new traffic policy, and crash risk associated with impairing substances.

Yue Yuan

Research Coordinator

Yue assists with the National Drug Impaired Driving Study led by Dr. Brubacher through data collection and data integrity maintenance. She has a Master of Public Health from Simon Fraser University with a concentration in population health. Yue is passionate about community-participatory research and evidence-informed policies. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring hiking trails and cool coffee spots in Vancouver.

Jennifer Park

Research Assistant (UBC Work Learn Student)

Jennifer works on the Road Trauma Outcome Study led by Dr. Brubacher at Vancouver General Hospital. She is currently completing the E2P PharmD Program at the University of British Columbia. Some of her research interests include emergency department visits, as well as impaired driving and prevention. Jennifer likes to spend her free time exercising and reading books.

Wency Chan

Research Assistant (UBC Work Learn Student)

Wency works on the Road Trauma Outcome Study led by Dr. Brubacher at Vancouver General Hospital. She has a Bachelor in Science majoring in Biochemistry from the University of British Columbia. Some of her research interests include emergency department visits as well as barriers and facilitators for injury prevention and recovery. Wency spends her free time volunteering in the community, hiking, cycling, and practicing yoga.

Alumni

  • Kate Merchant, Research Coordinator
  • Leona Shum, Research Coordinator (Road Trauma Outcome Study, RTOS)
  • Manal Masud, Research Coordinator (National Drug Driving Study)
  • Louise Meddings, Research Assistant (RTOS)
  • Anmol Sangha, Research Assistant (RTOS) and UBC Science Co-op Student
  • Dylan Stephanian, M.Sc.
  • Vahid Mehrnoush, M.Sc.
  • Angela Peng, UBC Science Co-op Student
  • Candace Yip, UBC Science Co-op Student
  • Sasha Mohsenian, UBC Science Co-op Student
  • Jocelyn Cheng, UBC Science Co-op Student
  • Rebecka Lee, UBC Science Co-op Student
  • Sera Bao, UBC Science Co-op Student
  • Manish Toofany, UBC Science Co-op Student
  • Christine Seo, UBC Science Co-op Student
  • Bernice Huynh, UBC Science Co-op Student
  • Katherine Lam, UBC Science Co-op Student