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Research Projects

Project Title UBC Project Lead External Project Lead Research Area(s) Funder / Program
An Approach to Screening for SARS-CoV-2 at Vancouver Airport Don Sin Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics,  Epidemiology & Public Health

Providence Health Care

Seniors Covid-19 Pandemic Exercise Trial: SCOPE Mark Beauchamp Epidemiology & Public Health,  Mental Health & Wellbeing

University of Victoria

Tracking COVID-19 to inform interventions and help make schools safer Pascal Lavoie Epidemiology & Public Health,  Healthcare Delivery & Policy

BC Centre for Disease Control, Children's and Women's Health Centre of BC; Providence Health Care;

Understanding the experiences of individuals with cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic Mary De Vera Epidemiology & Public Health,  Healthcare Delivery & Policy,  Mental Health & Wellbeing
'Permissive' Operative Strategy for Surgical Oncological Care during COVID-19 Carl Brown BC Cancer Healthcare Delivery & Policy
24-hr mvmt and wellbeing: Post-secondary students' adherence to the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Behaviour Guidelines Guy Faulkner Epidemiology & Public Health,  Mental Health & Wellbeing

Rossy Family Foundation

3-Step Consultation Process - Mental Health Care in the APEC Region (COVID-19 Research) Raymond Lam Mental Health & Wellbeing,  Social Impacts
A case-study of how the clinical trial community, affiliated with Providence Health Care, perceives the rapid process changes implemented to support COVID-19 clinical trials Aslam Anis Epidemiology & Public Health,  Healthcare Delivery & Policy

Providence Health Care

A Collection of Blood samples and Data collected during the COVID-19 pandemic David Schaeffer Epidemiology & Public Health
A connectivity approach to stochastically simulate physical distancing and to make more accurate predictions of its effectiveness to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak Davide Elmo Epidemiology & Public Health,  Social Impacts NSERC Alliance COVID-19 Grants
A mixed methods study of biomedical, behavioural, and psychosocial aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic David Moore Epidemiology & Public Health,  Mental Health & Wellbeing
AAC - Quantitative investigation of service user's experience; Modified acute psychiatric assessment David J. Kealy Healthcare Delivery & Policy,  Mental Health & Wellbeing
AbCellera COVID19 study; Countermeasures for COVID-19 Pandemic Ted (Theodore) Steiner Vancouver Coastal Health (VCHRI/VCHA) Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics

AbCellera Biologics Inc.

Accelerating SARS-CoV-2 SEroprevalence SurveyS Through Dried Blood Spots (ASSESS-DBS) Muhammad Morshed, Inna Sekirov, Sofia Bartlett Diagnostics, Genomics & Transmission Dynamics,  Epidemiology & Public Health,  Equipment & Technology Innovations Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research COVID-19 Research Response Fund
Addressing the dual public health crises of COVID-19 and overdose Amanda Slaunwhite Epidemiology & Public Health,  Healthcare Delivery & Policy Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
Advancing COVID-19 Vaccines in BC Prisons Sofia Bartlett Epidemiology & Public Health,  Politics, Governance & Law,  Vaccines & Treatments Genome BC, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, BCCDC Foundation Rapid SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Research Initiative
Aerosol Transmission of COVID-19 and the Impact on Dentistry Mahesh Nagarajan Mathematical Modelling and Operations
Agent-based and multi-scale mathematical modelling of COVID-19 for assessments of sustained transmission Daniel Coombs, James Colliander Mathematical Modelling and Operations,  Vaccines & Treatments
All-Cause And Cause-Specific Mortality And Acute Morbidity Attributable To COVID-19 And Medical History Associated With Severe COVID-19 Infection In BC. Sarka Lisonkova Epidemiology & Public Health,  Healthcare Delivery & Policy,  Social Impacts Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research COVID-19 Research Response Fund
Canadian Institutes of Health Research COVID-19 Research Gaps and Priorities
Allies in Health Christiane Hoppmann Culture,  Food & Nutrition,  Mental Health & Wellbeing,  Social Impacts
An adaptive phase 2/3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study assessing efficacy and safety of sarilumab for hospitalized patients with COVID-19 Ted (Theodore) Steiner Vaccines & Treatments Sanofi-Aventis Canada Inc.
An Open Label Safety Study of Inhaled Gaseous Nitric Oxide (gNO) for Adults & Adolescents With Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria, Burkholderia Spp, Aspergillus Spp and Corona-like Viral (Sub-Study) Infections Jeremy D. Road Vaccines & Treatments Mallinckrodt