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 deliverables, budget targets, timeline targets, and project activity targets are met. Marianne also provides oversight to UBC-based project staff and handles all human resources activities for the research group. Marianne received a Bachelor of Arts (with honours) degree in Health Sciences and a Masters in Public Health at Simon Fraser University in 2011, where her research focused on the obstetric referral system in rural Mexico. Marianne has also recently completed her doctoral degree in Reproductive and Developmental Science and UBC. Her doctoral research focused on community knowledge, attitudes and practices related to obstetric care in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Academic Institution Affiliation: University of British Columbia (UBC)
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Academic Affiliation Faculty: Medicine, Department of Maternal and Fetal Medicine & Pediatric Anesthesia
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Website: https://pre-empt.bcchr.ca/ ; http://www.bcchildrens.ca/health-professionals/networks/centre-for-international-child-health