Dr. Karin Humphries
Dr. Karin Humphries is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and holds the UBC-Heart and Stroke Foundation Professorship in Women’s Cardiovascular Health. She is the inaugural Scientific Director for the BC Centre for Improved Cardiovascular Health (ICVHealth). In this role, Dr. Humphries is committed to improving health outcomes for British Columbians at risk for, or living with cardiovascular disease by generating and applying new evidence to improve the delivery of cardiovascular care in BC.
The BC Centre for Improved Cardiovascular Health (ICVHealth) is an independent cardiovascular health outcomes research centre with recognized expertise in the design, conduct, and evaluation of high-quality outcomes research. ICVHealth’s particular strengths lie in linking clinical and administrative data, developing and using cutting edge evaluation methods, and implementing effective knowledge translation strategies to improve heart health care. The core team consists of highly experienced epidemiologists, biostatisticians, research administrators, and knowledge translation specialists. Working alongside clinicians, patients, and policy-makers, ICVHealth helps bring new knowledge into practice to improve the health outcomes of patients with cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Pat Camp
Dr. Pat Camp is a physical therapist and clinician-scientist at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC. Dr. Camp’s research interests focus on two main areas: community-based research to positively impact the lung health of Indigenous communities; and rehabilitation strategies for hospitalized patients with an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Her clinician-scientist appointment position is jointly supported by the University of British Columbia Department of Physical Therapy and the Providence Health Care Research Institute. In addition, as the Head of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital, Dr. Camp directs the clinical care and research activities associated with the program.