Researchers

Allison Campbell

Midwifery Program
allison.campbell@ubc.ca

Allison Campbell is an Associate Professor of Teaching. She completed her Master of Arts (Sociology) at Simon Fraser University in 2004, where she studied the treatment of women classified as maximum security, in Canada’s federal prison system. She has been teaching in the Midwifery Program since 2012, and became fully appointed in 2015. Allison is currently the Undergraduate Program Lead.

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Cathy Ellis

Midwifery Program
cathy.ellis@ubc.ca

Dr. Ellis, originally from Saskatchewan, has been teaching in UBC’s Midwifery Program since becoming faculty in 2004. Her special interest in global midwifery and global maternal infant healthcare has motivated her to work alongside and teach community-level and university-trained midwives in Mexico, Nicaragua, Kosovo, Zambia, Uganda, Bangladesh, Nepal, South Sudan and Somalia.

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Cecilia Jevitt

Midwifery Program
cecilia.jevitt@ubc.ca

Cecilia Jevitt completed Emory University’s midwifery program in 1982. Her 1993 doctorate in applied medical anthropology is from the University of South Florida. She practiced full scope midwifery in the Tampa Bay Florida area for 30 years and she has taught women’s health, health policy and economics, evidence-based practice, and qualitative research.

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David Kuhl

Departments of Family Practice and Urologic Sciences
Co-founder of Blueprint, Faculty of Medicine

david.kuhl@ubc.ca
david@blueprint.ngo

Beginning in 2015 David focussed his work on the health, integrity and well-being of men for the benefit of families and communities. Along with two co-founders he created a university-based non-profit organization that strives, through research, service and influence to impact society by improving men’s well-being and enhancing their positive contributions to families and communities.

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Hamideh Bayrampour

Midwifery Program
hamideh.bayrampour@ubc.ca

Hamideh Bayrampour, PhD, MSc, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Practice, Midwifery program, an associate member in the School of Population and Public Health and a faculty member in Reproductive and Developmental Sciences program at the University of British Columbia, Canada.

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Heather McKay

Centre for Hip Health and Mobility
heather.mckay@ubc.ca

Professor McKay is known internationally for her study of: factors that influence health promoting behaviours that promote the health of children and the mobility, social connectedness and health of older adults; design, implementation and evaluation at scale of effective community-based health promoting interventions, and knowledge mobilization.

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Ian Scott

Centre for Health Education Scholarship
ian.scott@ubc.ca

Ian Scott is the Director of the Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES). He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Practice and is the Academic Co-Director of the ALDP program at UBC and the Director of the Clinical Decision Making (CDM) course in the undergraduate MD Program at UBC.

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Jude Kornelsen

Centre for Rural Health Research
jude.kornelsen@familymed.ubc.ca

Jude Kornelsen, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Practice (UBC), co-Director of the Centre for Rural Health Research and an Honorary Professor, Sydney Medical School. She has worked towards creating, examining and sharing comprehensive evidence to support rural health planning.

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Karim Kahn

Centre for Hip Health and Mobility
karim.khan@ubc.ca

Karim Khan, professor in the Department of Family Practice and the School of Kinesiology, has achieved international recognition for pioneering clinical trials of exercise training among seniors vulnerable to falls and osteoporotic fractures. 

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Ken Bassett

Therapeutics Initiative
ken.bassett@ubc.ca

Ken Bassett is the Co-Manager of the Therapeutics Initiative in the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics at UBC. In the Therapeutics Initiative, he directs its Drug Assessment Working Group that determines the effectiveness and safety of prescription drugs licensed in Canada. 

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Luba Butska

Midwifery Program
luba.butska@ubc.ca

Luba Butska has a BHSc from Ryerson University’s Midwifery Education Program and a PhD in Linguistics from Rutgers University. She has practiced full scope midwifery since 2007, first in Calgary, Alberta and then in Vancouver, British Columbia. She currently holds Associate privileges at Providence Health.

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Maria Hubinette

Undergraduate Program
maria.hubinette@ubc.ca

Maria Hubinette is a community-based family physician with a special interest in youth and women’s health, including survivors of gender-based and sexualized violence. She is the Family Medicine Undergraduate Program Director at UBC and Assistant Dean, Equity Diversity Inclusion for the UBC Faculty of Medicine.

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Maureen Ashe

Centre for Hip Health and Mobility
maureen.ashe@ubc.ca

Maureen Ashe is a Professor in the UBC Department of Family Practice, physiotherapist, and Canada Research Chair in Community Mobility. She works on mobility-related research, including recovery after hospitalization and participation in life activities within the community setting.

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Michael Koehle

Chan Gunn Pavilion
michael.koehle@ubc.ca

Michael Koehle, MD, is a physician, practicing academic sport and exercise medicine at the University of British Columbia, a Professor in the School of Kinesiology, and the Director of the Division of Sport and Exercise Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC. His research focuses on the interaction between exercise, the environment and health.

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Morgan Price

Medical Sciences Building, Island Medical Program
morgan.price@ubc.ca

Morgan Price MD, PhD, CCFP, FCFP is an Associate Professor (University of British Columbia, Department of Family Practice, Island Medical Program) and family physician practicing in the inner city with under-served populations in Victoria.

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Nisha Malhotra

The Birthplace Lab, Midwifery Program
nisha.malhotra@ubc.ca

Nisha’s academic work explores the critical determinants of individuals’ autonomy and their behaviors, such as their ability and willingness to access healthcare and medical treatment, in diverse settings. The research delves into health-related behaviours, ranging from maternal dietary habits, infant feeding practices, and seeking treatment for childhood illnesses in India, to studying smoking behavior among Canadian youth.

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Rita McCraken

rita.mccracken@ubc.ca

Rita McCracken (she/her) MD, PhD, CCFP (COE), FCFP is a family doctor and uninvited guest on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish people. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Practice, UBC. Dr. McCracken completed medical school at the University of Calgary and her Family Practice residency at St. Paul’s Hospital.

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Robert Petrella

Department Head
robert.petrella@ubc.ca

Dr. Robert Petrella is currently Professor and Head (Chair) of the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia (UBC) where he is also Professor of Kinesiology and sports medicine physician with the UBC Sport and Exercise Medicine Clinic. 

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Robert Woollard

woollard@familymed.ubc.ca

Dr. Woollard is Professor of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia. He has extensive national and international experience in the fields of medical education, social accountability of medical schools, ecosystem approaches to health, and sustainable development.

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Saraswathi Vedam

Lead Investigator of the Birth Place Lab and Professor of Midwifery
saraswathi.vedam@ubc.ca

Saraswathi Vedam is Lead Investigator of the Birth Place Lab and Professor of Midwifery. She has been a clinician and a health professional educator for over 30 years. Her research projects include the national Birth Place Study examining attitudes to place of birth among maternity care providers; and a provincial, participatory study of women’s preferences for maternity care.

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Stefan on a kayak

Stefan Grzybowski


Centre for Rural Health Research
stefan.grzybowski@ubc.ca

Stefan Grzybowski is a family physician researcher and Professor at the University of British Columbia’s Department of Family Practice. He is also the co-director of the Centre for Rural Health Research and the Director of the Rural Health Services Research Network of BC.

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Wendy Norman


wendy.norman@ubc.ca

Dr. Wendy V. Norman, MD, MHSc, CCFP, FCFP, DTM&H, is a family physician-researcher in sexual health and family planning care and a Professor in the Department of Family Practice, with Associate member appointments in the School of Population and Public Health and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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