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Additional Affiliations

Family Physician CCFP (COE), Vancouver
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Researcher, Department of Family Practice, UBC
Researcher, Therapeutics Initiative, UBC
Research Director, Department of Family Practice, PHC
Site Faculty Lead, Resident Research, St. Paul’s Hospital Family Practice Residency, UBC

Research Interests
  • Audit and feedback to improve primary care prescribing
  • Health human resources
  • Polypharmacy and deprescribing
  • Frailty, aging
  • Patient-oriented research outcomes
  • Primary care research
  • Health services evaluation

Dr. Rita McCracken’s current practice is a combination of research, clinical work, teaching, and administration. Her research interests include minimizing harm from prescription medication, especially for older people and using research methods to measure and plan for health human resources planning in primary care. She is a full-service, community-based family physician in East Vancouver, and also provides nursing home care at St. Vincent’s Langara. Dr. McCracken supervises and mentors family medicine residents in the St. Paul’s Family Practice residency site for their research projects. She chose medicine as a second career after ten years working in Human Resources for high tech companies and has an undergraduate degree in Commerce from the University of Alberta. Dr. McCracken completed medical school at the University of Calgary and her Family Practice residency at St. Paul’s Hospital.

Health research in the heart of Vancouver