Researcher Profiles

A key aim of the BC-PHCRN is to facilitate and support collaboration between researchers, government, health professionals, and patients in BC to improve primary care. With this in mind, we profiled some of our research collaborators and partners to highlight the cutting-edge research that is poised to positively impact the health of British Columbians.

At BC-PHCRN we are continually growing our diverse network of collaborators with a variety of knowledge, skills, and perspectives. Our goal is to be a hub to unite these stakeholders with the common aim to improve primary care for British Columbians. If you are interested in learning more about collaborating with BC-PHCRN please email us.


Damien Contandriopoulos is a professor at the University of Victoria with a research program that revolves around the transformation of primary care delivery models. Read more


Lindsay Hedden is an assistant professor at Simon Fraser University with a focus on informing the development of learning health systems in primary care. Read more


Lorienne Jenstad is an associate professor in the UBC School of Audiology and Speech Sciences with a passion for supporting primary health providers in detecting and managing hearing health care for their older patients. Read more


Ruth Lavergne is a quantitative researcher at Simon Fraser University who uses observational methods and administrative datasets to examine primary care delivery and evaluate policies. Read more


Martha MacLeod is a professor at the University of Northern BC examining the ‘how’ of whole primary health care change, as well as the role of nurses in rural health. Read more


Kim McGrail is a professor at UBC with an interest in quantitative policy evaluation and analysis of “natural experiments” in health services delivery. Read more


Nelly Oelke is an associate professor at the UBC Okanagan who uses mixed methods to conduct research in primary care. Read more


David Snadden is a professor at the UBC Northern Medical Program with a research focus on rural physician recruitment and retention and rural health system changes. Read more


Erin Wilson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Northern BC. Her research examines delivery of primary health care in rural settings using patient-oriented and interpretive approaches. Read more


Sabrina Wong is a professor at UBC with a focus on improving the science and reporting of performance in primary care, including the clinician, organization, and patient perspectives. Read more