People

 Who We Are: PCPE Directors and Staff

 

Dr. William Godolphin | Co-Director
Patient & Community Partnership for Education, Office of the Vice-Provost Health

Dr. Godolphin has been a teacher and researcher for many years, with projects and publications ranging across lipoproteins, breast cancer prognostic factors, clinical laboratory toxicology, laboratory automation and medical education. He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.

 Angela Towle

Dr. Angela Towle | Co-Director
Patient & Community Partnership for Education, Office of the Vice-Provost Health

Dr. Towle's expertise, especially in the management of change, builds on her past experience in health services development and change in medical education with the King's Fund, London, UK. She is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Senior Scholar in the Centre for Health Education Scholarship at UBC, and Academic Director of the UBC Learning Exchange in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Between 2002 and 2010, she was Associate Dean, MD Undergraduate Education in the Faculty of Medicine. 

 

Cathy Kline | Research Coordinator 
Patient & Community Partnership for Education (PCPE), Office of the Vice-Provost Health

Cathy joined the PCPE (formerly Division of Health Care Communication) in October 2003. She coordinates research and development initiatives that promote patient and public involvement in health professional education at UBC. She has a BA in Psychology from Simon Fraser University and an MA in Health Education from Dalhousie University.

 

Jen MacdonaldHealth Mentors Program Coordinator
Patient & Community Partnership for Education (PCPE), Office of the Vice-Provost Health
 
Jen helps coordinate the UBC Interprofessional Health Mentors Program and the Patient & Community Voices Workshop Series. She holds a BA in Psychology and a MA in Fine Arts from UBC. 

 

Current Work Learn Students

Hilary Low | Research and Development Assistant 
Interprofessional Health Mentors Program | Patients in Education

Hilary provides support for the Health Mentors Program and the Patients in Education group. She is pursuing a major in Anthropology and a minor in Biology. Hilary is especially interested in qualitative research, knowledge translation, patient/provider/caregiver experiences, chronic medical conditions, and vulnerable populations.

Tobi Reid | Research and Development Assistant 
FVACFSS Summer Camps

Tobi is coordinating the annual Community as Teacher summer camps in partnership with the Fraser Valley Aboriginal Children & Family Services Society. She is also assisting with the Interprofessional Health Mentors program and on two, new TLEF and EEF-funded initiatives to support more UBC healthcare students to learn directly from patients. Tobi holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and is entering her second year of the UBC Midwifery program. Prior to midwifery, Tobi worked in conservation outreach education and with an education and social services organization working with marginalized women and families across Canada. As a previous volunteer for the Vancouver Women’s Health Collective, Tobi is passionate about reproductive and social justice, modern ecofeminism, and exploring the links between human health, wellbeing and sustainability.

 

Former Work Learn Students, Project Assistants, and Coordinators

 

William Liem | Research and Development Assistant 
FVACFSS Summer Camps

William coordinates the "Community as Teacher" Cultural Camps in partnership with FVACFSS, providing UBC health professionals a platform for cross-cultural exchange and an immersive experience in the Stó:lō community. He previously was involved with REACH Community Health Centre coordinating the Basics for Health Program, which aims to bridge the social determinants of health by offering social services that extend beyond a doctor's or social worker's visit. Pursuing a BA in Sociology & Public Health, he hopes of entering a career in research and academia. William's interests are in social determinants of health, resiliency among low-income families, knowledge translation, and disability justice. 

 

Adnan Reza Graduate student (MSc) in Computer Science at UBC.

Adnan works as a part-time Web Developer for the Patients in Education project, UBC Health. His primary research interests lie at the interface between Computer Science and Economics: Algorithmic Game Theory and Mechanism Design. He's also been working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at UBC since September ’15, and enjoys playing cricket and table tennis when he's not busy studying or teaching

 

Cameron Rogers | Assistant Coordinator 
Patient & Community Partnership for Education (PCPE), Office of the Vice-Provost Health
Cameron helps coordinate the Interprofessional Health Mentors Program, the Patient & Community Voices Workshop Series, and the Allies in Health: Community & Patient Fair. He completed his undergrad from UBC in May, 2015. 

Gabrielle John | Work Study Student | Research Assistant / Program Coordinator
FVACFSS Summer Camps

Whilst with PCPE Gabrielle has coordinated the Fraser Valley Aboriginal Child and Family Services summer camps, which offers learning opportunities for health professional students in an Aboriginal community. In addition, she was a member of the conference organising committee for the "Where's the patient's voice in health professional education - 10 years on?" and is currently assisting PCPE in working with different community-based organisations. She has a BSc in Neuroscience from Birmingham University (UK) and recently completed her Masters in Political Science at UBC. Gabrielle is interested in transitional justice, trauma theory and the neoliberal commodification of health in post-conflict societies.

Ja Young (Janet) Lee | Work Study Student| Research and Development Assistant
Talk to Your Doc

Janet currently coordinates the Talk To Your Doc program to help high school students develop an independent relationship with their physician. Janet has a BSc in Microbiology and Immunology and is a currently a Master of Public Health candidate at the School of Population and Public Health at UBC. Janet has been actively engaged in her local community through various volunteer positions, and she has worked projects related to HIV, asthma, and antibiotic resistance. She is interested in knowledge translation, health promotion, and epidemiology.

Christy Nanos
Christy Nanos | Assistant Coordinator 
Patient & Community Partnership for Education, Office of the Vice-Provost Health
Christy helped coordinate the Interprofessional Health Mentors Program, the Patient & Community Voices Workshop Series, and the Allies in Health: Community & Patient Fair. She came to UBC from doing graduate work in Cultural and Creative Industries at King's College London, University of London in the UK. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria.
Victor Wakarchuk | Work Study Student
Talk to Your Doc
Victor coordinated the Talk to Your Doc Program. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Social Work degree and hopes to work in the field of healthcare once he graduates. Victor was previously involved with YouthCO HIV and Hep C Society as a Peer Sexual Health Educator, where he learned about the importance of peer to peer facilitation, shared and informed decision making and youth as being experts in their own health. He is particularly interested in community engagement, social determinants of health, public health, youth issues and social justice.
Christy Nanos

Phoebe Cheng | Summer Student Research Program | Health Mentors Research

Phoebe worked on a summer research project examining the role of patient teachers in health professional education. Phoebe completed her first year as a UBC medical student in , and she was apart of the 2014-15 Interprofessional Health Mentors Program.

Brianne Nettelfield | Assistant Coordinator
Division of Health Care Communication, College of Health Disciplines

Brianne helped to coordinate the Interprofessional Health Mentors Program, the Patient Community Voices Workshop Series and the Allies in Health Fair. She came to the Division after completing a BA in Cultural Studies at UBC Okanagan and a Certificate in Film Arts from Langara College in Vancouver.

Christopher Mill | Work Study Student
May 2014 - April 2015 FVACFSS Summer Camps

Chris coordinated the Fraser Valley Aboriginal Child and Family Services summer camps, which offer learning opportunities for health professional students in an Aboriginal community. He has a BSc in Anatomy and Cell Biology from McGill University and is currently an MPH candidate at the School of Population and Public Health at UBC. Chris has previously worked in clinical epidemiology in lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and food allergy research. His interests include chronic disease research, epidemiology, and knowledge translation.

Melissa Ng | Summer Student Internship Program
FLEX development

Melissa worked on expanding and developing DHCC activities for the FLEX program in the MDUP curriculum renewal, with a focus on patient and community vocies. She has a background is in microbiology and immunology, and is currently studying medicine at UBC. Through the SSIP, she got more involved in education and patient and community engagement.

Jenny Chu | Summer Student Internship Program
FLEX development

Jenny is a SSIP student who worked on developing DHCC activities for the new Medicine FLEX Curriculum. She has a BSc in Microbiology from UVic, an MSc in Anatomy and Cell Biology from Western University and is currently an MD candidate at UBC. Jenny has previously worked in the field of breast cancer research and enjoyed learning all about curriculum development.

Sally Lin | Work Study Student
January 2014 - April 2014 Talk to Your Doc

Sally was previously the coordinator of the Talk to Your Doc! Program. She has a BA in Psychology and Anthropology from McGill University and is currently an MPH candidate at the School of Population and Public Health at UBC. Sally has previously worked in the field of prison health through coordinating a prison health advocacy postgraduate medical elective at UBC. Her interests include environmental health, epidemiology, and health(care) communication.

Alison Stockwell | Work Study Student
September 2013 - January 2014 Talk to Your Doc

Alison joined the Division of Health Care Communication as the coordinator of the Talk to Your Doc! Program. Alison has a BA in Geography from UVic, and is currently working towards an MASc. in Mining at UBC. Her research involves exploring health impacts of mining sector development in rural BC.

Jordan Hermiston | Work Study Student
May 2013 - August 2013

Jordan was previously the coordinator of the FVACFSS Summer Camps. Jordan has a BA in English from UVic, a BSW from UBC and completed his MSW at UBC in 2013.

Carrie Hunter | Work Study Student
September 2012 - June 2013 Talk to Your Doc

Carrie coordinated the Talk to Your Doc program and is a PhD candidate in Educational Studies. She researches higher education policy and the "Knowledge Based Economy." She has been involved in other research in medical student training and continuing medical education for health professionals. She has also been a pharmaceutical and community health education trainer.

Denise Kwan Work Study Student
September 2012 - June 2013

Denise has a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies and is finishing up a Bachelor of Social Work degree at UBC. She previously coordinated the annual Allies in Health: Community & Patient Fair.

Manjeet Birk Work Study Student
Summer 2012

Julie Berthin | Research Assistant
2011-2012 Health Mentors program & Patient & Community Voices

Anastasia Frank  | Work Study Student
2011-2012 Talk to Your Doc
Ellison Richmond

Ellison Richmond | Work Study Student
2010-2011 Talk to Your Doc & other programs

Rachel Dalzell | Summer Student Research Program
Summer 2011 Chronic Disease Self-Management

Ann Danilevich | Project Coodinator
2010-2011 Patient and Community Voices in Health Professional Education

Emily LaflammeWork Study Student
2009-2010 Talk to Your Doc

Nataliya Karpenko | Research Coordinator (2009-2010)
Division of Health Care Communication, College of Health Disciplines

Mallory QuinnWork Study Student
2009-2010 Community Partnerships for Health Professional Education

Sarah Sparks | Project Coordinator
2009-2010 Community Partnerships for Health Professional Education 

Stacey Creak | Research Assistant
2008-2009 Community Partnerships for Health Professional Education

Ashley PorterResearch Assistant
2009 Health Care Communication in the Aboriginal Community

Dorothy Kuk Work Study Student

2009 Talk to Your Doc

Larissa Predy | Research Assistant
2008 Talk to Your Doc

Ioana MadularuProject Assistant
2008 Patient's Voice

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Kanwar Dhillon | Project Coordinator
2008 Talk to Your Doc

Gina ScarpinoResearch Assistant
2004-2007 Health Care Communication in the Aboriginal Community

Taryn Larsen | Project Coordinator
2007 Talk to Your Doc

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Christine Sorial | Project Assistant
2006-2007