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Chelsea Elwood


Essya Nabbali

Essya M. Nabbali (she, her, hers) holds a Master’s of Arts in Critical Disability Studies from the School of Health Policy and Management at York University. She is a health/care researcher, currently providing evaluation support to a range of health-related projects throughout British Columbia, with a focus on primary care, harm reduction, and gender-based violence. […]


Deborah Money

Dr. Deborah Money is the Executive Vice Dean at the UBC Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Money is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, associate member in the Department of Medicine and the School of Population and Public Health, and active clinician and researcher in Reproductive Infectious Diseases. She trained with a BSc […]


Lee Yeates

Lee has worked in women’s health for 25 years and has practiced and taught in isolated, rural, and urban communities in British Columbia, Nunavut, and Ontario. She combines clinical practice with research, leadership, and policy activities that focus on interprofessional collaboration, innovative program and practice development, and rural health services. In addition to two undergraduate […]


Salvatore Vitale

Salvatore Giovanni Vitale was born in Catania (Italy) on 30th august 1984. His main research interests are: intracavitary uterine pathology, reproductive biology, hysteroscopy, chronic pelvic pain and gynecological endocrinology. He is author of many papers published in national and international peer-reviewed journals, and his presence is often requested as invited speaker in international congresses.


Marianne Vidler

Marianne Vidler is the PRE-EMPT Research Program Manager as well as the Acting Program Manager for the Centre for International Child Health. She is responsible for research leadership, direction, management planning, and implementation of the five PRE-EMPT projects across multiple international research jurisdictions. Marianne manages the PRE-EMPT finances and sub-site agreements and ensures that contract […]


Bruce Vallance

Dr. Bruce Vallance completed his PhD training in Gastrointestinal Inflammation at McMaster University’s Intestinal Disease Research Program under the supervision of Dr. Stephen Collins. He then pursued studies on disease causing bacteria at the University of British Columbia’s Michael Smith Laboratories with Dr. Brett Finlay. Based on his expertise in the study and modeling of […]


Germaine Tuyisenge

Doctoral Candidate of Geography, specializing in Health Geography, looking at the role of place where women live in shaping their access to maternal health services.


Rebecca Todd

Dr. Todd’s research program focuses on neurocognitive processes underlying the interaction between human emotion and cognition in health and in psychopathology. It employs brain imaging methods and laboratory experiments to investigate how we process the affective salience, or emotional/motivational importance, of objects and events around us, and how such affective salience influences what we see, […]