Vancouver Campus

Amori Mikami, PhD

Amori Mikami, PhD

Associate Professor

Peer relationships, friendships, peer rejection, bullying, social skills training, social networking, Facebook, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, children, adolescents

Dr. Stan Floresco, PhD

Dr. Stan Floresco, PhD

Professor

Dopamine, reward, decision making, cognitive flexibility, frontal lobes, addiction,

Darko Odic, PhD

Darko Odic, PhD

Assistant Professor

Cognitive development, language acquisition, mathematics, perception of time and space, psychophysics, visual cognition, preschoolers, confidence, statistics

Trevor Dummer, PhD

Trevor Dummer, PhD

Associate Professor

Health geography, cancer prevention, environmental exposures, health inequalities, geographic information science, obesity, risk factors

Lindsey Richardson, D.Phil

Lindsey Richardson, D.Phil

Associate Professor

Drug Use, Poverty, Social Determinants of Health, Social Welfare/Income Assistance, Precarious Employment

John Carsley, MD, CM, MSc

John Carsley, MD, CM, MSc

Clinical Associate Professor

Public health practice and teaching, healthy public policy, preventive medicine, determinants of health, injury prevention, maternal and child health

Danuta Skowronski, MD, FRCPC

Danuta Skowronski, MD, FRCPC

Clinical Professor

Epidemiology Lead, Influenza and Emerging Respiratory Pathogens

Influenza, emerging respiratory viruses, pertussis, vaccine-preventable diseases, epidemiology, rapid response research, risk assessment, public policy, public education through media

Susan Birch, PhD Yale

Associate Professor

Social perspective taking, social learning, social cognition, imitation, nonverbal behavior, confidence, communication, decision-making, impression formation, child development, the study of children and adults’ social perspective taking abilities (i.e., their abilities to reason about other peoples’ mental states–their intentions, knowledge, and beliefs) and how their abilities to take another person’s perspective impacts how they form impressions of others, learn from others, communicate with others, and informs a range of socials. Of particular interest is a) how children make inferences about what is credible information to learn (e.g., how they decide whether someone is a credible source of information based on how confident that person seems) and b) how a widespread bias in perspective taking referred to as ‘the curse of knowledge bias’ (a difficulty reasoning about a more naive perspective as the result of being biased by one’s current knowledge) can impair communication (both written and in person) and decision-making across a range of fields (politics, law, education, economics, medicine, etc.)

Jeff Brubacher, MD, MSc

Associate Professor

Drugs and driving, alcohol impaired driving, road safety

Prof. Gregor Kiczales

Prof. Gregor Kiczales

Professor

Online learning, online course design, Computer programming, software development, teaching programming, programming languages,

Luke Clark, PhD

Professor

Director, Centre for Gambling Research at UBC

Gambling, problem gambling, addiction, decision-making, reward, cognitive neuroscience

Dr. Rickey Y. Yada, PhD

Dr. Rickey Y. Yada, PhD

Dean and Professor

Food systems, food waste, food policy, agricultural policy, food protein chemistry, enzymes (aspartic proteases), carbohydrate biochemistry, food nanotechnology,

Doris Barwich, MD, CCFP (Palliative Care)

Doris Barwich, MD, CCFP (Palliative Care)

Medical Director, BC Centre for Palliative Care

End of life care, palliative care, advance care planning

Mark Martinez, PhD

Mark Martinez, PhD

Professor

Pulp & paper, fluid mechanics,

Jason Sutherland, PhD

Jason Sutherland, PhD

Associate Professor

Health care funding, patient outcomes

Villy Christensen, PhD

Villy Christensen, PhD

Professor, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries

Director, Global Ocean Modeling

Ecosystem modeling, global ocean, IPBES, Ecopath, global warming, greenhouse effect, greenhouse gases

Dr. Peter Dodek, MD, MHSc

Dr. Peter Dodek, MD, MHSc

Professor Emeritus

moral distress, wellness of healthcare personnel, quality improvement,

Francois Benard, MD

Francois Benard, MD

Professor

Medical isotopes, radioisotopes, nuclear medicine, cancer imaging, molecular imaging of cancer, radionuclide therapy

Simon Peacock

Simon Peacock

Professor

Earthquake, geology, education, STEM education, science education, tsunami, earth science

Prof Graham Riches, MA

Emeritus Professor

Social policy, poverty studies, human rights, welfare politics, hunger/Canada and global North, food insecurity, right to food, food banks, food charity, food policy, food security, food justice