Dr. Deborah Money is a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, an associate member in the Department of Medicine and the School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, an Associate Member of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Faculty of Science, at the University of British Columbia. Following a BSc, and MD, she completed residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology, at UBC and then did a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington, becoming Canada’s first dual specialist in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Infectious Diseases.
She has had a series of leadership roles including, Associate Director STI/AIDS at the BCCDC (2000), Division Head of Maternal Fetal Medicine (2001-2006), Acting Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the inaugural Executive Director of the Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI), concurrently Vice-President, Research, for BC Women’s Hospital (2006-2016), Executive Vice-Dean, Faculty of Medicine, UBC, (2016-2020), ending this role to take on several COVID-19 related projects and responsibilities.
She is an active clinician scientist in Reproductive Infectious Diseases, based at the Women’s Health Research Institute, leading several large multicentered research projects on HPV and prevention of cervical cancer, the maternal/infant microbiome and HIV in women. She is the lead for CANCOVID-Preg, a Canada-wide surveillance program studying the outcome following COVID-19 for pregnant women and their infants; the lead for a pan-Canadian SARS-CoV-2 serosurveillance study using antenatal sera, and the lead for COVERED, a national study of the safety, effectiveness, and acceptability of the COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant and lactating persons.
She has been a successful teacher, mentor and research team builder and has published more than 280 peer reviewed publications and has received more than $28M in peer reviewed funding. She was the first non-US President of the Infectious Diseases Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (IDSOG). She is currently a member of the federal COVID-19 Immunity Task Force. She has received many awards including the Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award for Service to the University and Community (2021), a Lifetime Achievement Award from IDSOG (2019), a YWCA Woman of Distinction award (2013) and a Queen Elisabeth II, Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012).
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