CHÉOS Scientists are experts in many fields:

  • cardiology
  • nephrology
  • critical care
  • emergency medicine
  • urban health
  • mental health
  • long-term care
  • aging and dementia
  • health economics
  • social determinants of health (i.e. gender, socio-economic status, geography, ethnicity)
  • arthritis
  • public health
  • digital health

You can find all our recent news here. CHÉOS Scientists have focused on COVID-19 and the impacts on different populations, treatments that prevent fentanyl deaths, and improving emergency medical care in remote Indigenous communities, to highlight a few of their latest projects. 

CHÉOS also has a team of experts in research support services. Our staff can help explain study methodology, talk about how studies get funded, or discuss how clinical trials are designed and conducted. 

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CHÉOS experts on COVID-19

Our experts are available to discuss a wide variety of topics related to the pandemic.

Mental Health and Wellness

  • Dr. Skye Barbic, Assistant Professor, Occupational Science, UBC
    Expertise: Youth mental health and substance use
  • Dr. Anne Gadermann, Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC
    Expertise: Youth, family, teacher mental health; Housing and homelessness
  • Dr. Joseph Puyat, Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC
    Expertise: Mental wellness and resiliency; Burnout
  • Dr. Daniel Vigo, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UBC
    Expertise: Mental health and substance use during the pandemic
  • Dr. Chris Richardson, Research Associate, School of Population and Public Health, UBC
    Expertise: Mental health and substance use; Vulnerable Populations; Virtual Care

Frontline Health Providers

  • Dr. Brian Grunau, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, UBC
    Expertise: Emergency medicine, paramedics; Co-PI of the COVID-19 Occupational Risks, Seroprevalence and Immunity among Paramedics in Canada (CORSIP Canada) Study
  • Dr. Amy Salmon, Associate Director, CHÉOS; Clinical Associate Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC
    Expertise: Long-term care; Dementia care; Culture change

Health Systems

  • Dr. Eric Grafstein, Regional Head, Department of Emergency Medicine, PHC and VCH
    Expertise: Emergency medicine; Wait times, health systems
  • Dr. Anita Ho, Associate Professor, Centre for Applied Ethics, UBC
    Expertise: Bioethics; Ethics of vaccine rollout; Health systems; Just recovery
  • Dr. Jason Sutherland, Associate Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC
    Expertise: Surgical delays related to the pandemic; Health systems

Clinical Care During the Pandemic

  • Dr. Chris Fordyce, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology, UBC
    Expertise: Virtual care; Care during the pandemic (cardiology)
  • Dr. Lillian Hung, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, UBC
    Expertise: Virtual care; Dementia care
  • Dr. Sandra Lauck, Clinician Scientist, Heart Centre, St. Paul’s Hospital
    Expertise: Heart procedures during the pandemic
  • Dr. Sarah Munro, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UBC
    Expertise: Birth and pregnancy; Knowledge Translation; Shared decision making