People

PCPE TEAM

William Godolphin
Co-Director
Professor Emeritus, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
604-822-7701
wgod@mail.ubc.ca

Dr. Godolphin has been a teacher and researcher for many years, with projects and publications ranging across lipoproteins, breast cancer prognostic factors, clinical laboratory toxicology, laboratory automation and medical education. He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.

Angela Towle
Co-Director
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
Senior Scholar, Centre for Health Education Scholarship, Faculty of Medicine
phone: 604-875-4111
angela.towle@ubc.ca

Dr. Towle's expertise, especially in the management of change, builds on her past experience in health services development and change in medical education with the King's Fund, London, UK. She is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Senior Scholar in the Centre for Health Education Scholarship at UBC, and Academic Director of the UBC Learning Exchange in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Between 2002 and 2010, she was Associate Dean, MD Undergraduate Education in the Faculty of Medicine. 

Cathy Kline
Assistant Director, Patient and Community Engagement, UBC Health
604-822-8002
cathy.kline@ubc.ca

As Assistant Director, Patient and Community Engagement, Cathy Kline works closely with the directors of Patient and Community Partnership for Education at UBC Health to provide leadership for operationalizing strategic plan objectives related to patient and community engagement. She builds capacity for sustainable patient and community partnerships by developing and leading strategies to advance the inclusion of people with lived experience throughout UBC Health’s core areas of collaborative health education, interdisciplinary health research, and health systems.

Since 2003, Cathy has advanced research and development initiatives that promote patient and public involvement in health professional education. Her work involves collaborations with faculty, students, patients, community organizations, and international scholars in research and program development to integrate patient expertise and experience into mainstream educational practice.

Cathy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Arts in Health Education from Dalhousie University.

Jen Macdonald 
Program Coordinator
604-822-8002
jen.macdonald@ubc.ca

Jen coordinates the UBC Interprofessional Health Mentors Program and the Patient & Community Voices Workshop Series. She holds a BA in Psychology and a MA in Fine Arts from UBC.

Maria Hubinette, MD, CCFP, MMEd, FCFP
Canfield Distinguished Scholar in Patient Partnerships
Clinical Professor and Undergraduate Program Director, Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine

Maria Hubinette is a practicing family physician with special interest in youth and women’s health, including working with survivors of gender-based and sexualized violence. Her clinical practice serves as a constant reminder of why we do what we do in health professions education. Maria’s scholarly and professional activity focuses on equity and diversity, health advocacy, social accountability of the medical profession, and professional identity formation of learners. She approaches her work through the lenses of social justice, anti-oppression and social accountability while understanding the need for health professionals to be held accountable to society, the public, communities, and patients.

As the Canfield Distinguished Scholar in Patient Partnerships, Maria supports research, teaching, and outreach initiatives in patient partnerships in health professional education. Her work is supported jointly by the Patient and Community Partnership for Education at UBC Health and the Centre for Health Education Scholarship in the Faculty of Medicine.

Current Work Learn Students

Leslie Guo 
Research and Development Assistant

Leslie Guo is in her final year of the Entry-to-Practice PharmD Program. Through her diverse experiences in various practice settings, Leslie has become acutely aware of the need to integrate patient voices for a truly holistic patient-centric approach. She is actively involved in research surrounding the current landscape of patient involvement within healthcare education programs. Her role within the Patient and Community Partnership for Education continues to catalyze her passion for peer-to-peer learning and interdisciplinary collaboration.  

Mannat Sidhu
Research and Development Assistant

Mannat Sidhu is in her final year at UBC, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Education. She is dedicated to promoting more accessible health and well-being, and empowering communities and is excited to make a positive impact on the field of healthcare through her position as Research and Development Assistant. Mannat utilizes research and evidence-based strategies to help create patient-centered learning resources for health professionals.

Current Student Projects 

Crystal Gong (Medicine)
Planetary Health Integration Project

Former staff and students

Research Coordinators
  • Nataliya Karpenko (2009-2010)
  • Gagun Chhina (2008)
  • Natasha Egeli (2008)
  • Andrew Laing (2003)
  • Stephanie Calvert (2001-2002)
  • Crispin Wye (2000-2001)
  • Rachael McKendry (1997-2000)
  • Astrid Richardson (1996-1997)
Assistant Coordinators
  • Dagoberto Vargas
  • Theresa Pan
  • Cameron Rogers
  • Christy Nanos  
  • Brianne Nettelfield
  • Julie Berthin (2011-2012)
  • Ann Danilevich (2010-2011)
  • Sarah Sparks (2009-2010)
  • Larissa Predy (2008-2009)
  • Stacey Creak (2008-2009)
  • Gagun Chhina (2008)
  • Gina Scarpino (2004-2007, part-time)
  • Samantha Van Staalduinen (2004-2006)
  • Amanda LaMarre (2001-2002)
Work Learn / Work Study Students​
  • Yukta Bhandari (Psychology) 2023: Research and Development Assistant
  • Martina Francisco (Integrated Sciences) 2023: Research and Development Assistant
  • Lauren Rutherford (Biology) 2022-23: Research and Development Assistant
  • Cathy Jiu (International Relations & Psychology) 2022-23: Research and Development Assistant
  • Putra Wibowo (Psychology) 2022: Research and Development Assistant
  • Kurtis So (Education) 2019-22: Research and Development Assistant
  • Beenish Fatima (Biology, minor Health & Society) 2021-22:Research and Development Assistant 
  • Wayne Tse (Science) 2020-21: Research and Development Assistant 
  • Ceara Claridad (Psychology) 2019-20: Research and Development Assistant
  • Andrew Oh (Computer Science) 2018-19: Web Developer
  • Sarah Loughton (Kinesiology) 2018-19: Research and Development Assistant 
  • Rachel Zhu (Commerce) 2018-19: Web Developer
  • Lamiah Adamjee (Kinesiology) 2017-18; Research and Development Assistant
  • Tobi Reid (Midwifery) 2017: Coordinator FVACFSS Summer Camps
  • Hilary Low (Anthropology) 2016-2017: Health Mentors Program & Patients in Education
  • William Liem (Sociology & Public Health) 2016-2017: Coordinator FVACFSS Summer Camps
  • Adnan Reza (Master of Science in Computer Science) 2017: Patients in Education website development
  • Gabrielle John (Master of Arts in Political Science) 2015-2016: Coordinator FVACFSS Summer Camps & ‘Where’s the Patient’s Voice in Health Professional Education?’ conference
  • Ja Young (Janet) Lee (Master of Public Health) 2015-2016: Coordinator Talk to Your Doc
  • Victor Wakarchuk (Social Work) 2014-2015: Coordinator Talk to Your Doc
  • Christopher Mill (Master of Public Health)2014-2015: Coordinator FVACFSS Summer Camps
  • Sally (Yue) Lin (Master of Public Health)2014: Coordinator Talk to Your Doc
  • Alison Stockwell (Master of Science in Engineering)2013-2014: Coordinator Talk to Your Doc
  • Jordan Hermiston (Master of Social Work) 2013: Patients as educators
  • Carrie Hunter (PhD Education): 2012-2013: Coordinator Talk to Your Doc
  • Denise Kwan (Social Work) 2012-2013: Patient & community voices in health professional education
  • Manjeet Birk (PhD Education) Summer 2012: Coordinator FVACFSS Summer Camps
  • Julie Berthin (Master of Arts) 2011-2012: Health Mentors program & Patient & Community Voices
  • Anastasia Frank (Master of Public Health) 2011-2012: Coordinator Talk to Your Doc
  • Ellison Richmond (Master of Public Health) 2010-2011: Coordinator Talk to Your Doc & other programs
  • Emily Laflamme (Master of Public Health) 2009-2010: Coordinator Talk to Your Doc
  • Mallory Quinn (Human Kinetics) 2009-2010: Community Partnerships for Health Professional Education
  • Ashley Porter (Midwifery) 2008-2009: Health Care Communication in the Aboriginal Community
  • Dorothy Kuk (Integrated Sciences) 2009: Coordinator Talk to Your Doc
  • Kanwar Dhillon (Pharmacy) 2007-2008: Coordinator Talk to Your Doc
  • Taryn Larsen (Nursing) 2007-2008: Coordinator Talk to Your Doc
  • Pamela Palani (Science) 2006-2007: Coordinator Talk to Your Doc
  • Julia Saunders (Master of Education) 2006-2007: Interprofessional course on health care communication
  • Melissa Fritz (Pharmacy) 2006-2007: Patients as educators in health professional programs at UBC
  • Christine Sorial (Science) 2006-2007: Doctor-patient communications in the Aboriginal Community
  • Ramin Joubin (Philosophy) 2005-2006: Bibliography for “Where’s the patient’s voice in health professional education?”
  • Melissa Niemeyer (Sociology) 2005-2006: Doctor-patient communications in the Aboriginal Community
  • Carolyn Saunders (Midwifery) 2004-2005: Enabling clients to overcome barriers in health care communication
  • Samantha Van Staalduinen (Integrated Science) 2002-2003: Cross cultural communication in health care education
  • Amanda LaMarre (Psychology) 2001-2002: Study of informed shared decision making by family practitioners
  • Mark Hansen (Education) 2001-2002: Talk to Your Doc - an outreach to high schools
  • Alexina Alexander (Arts) 2000-2001: Talk to Your Doc – an outreach to high schools
  • Robbie Dosanjh (Science) 2000-2001: Talk to Your Doc – an outreach to high schools
  • Sukwinder Sangha (Science) 1999-2000: Patient information to support shared decision making
  • Greg Doho (Pathology) 1999-2000: Patient information to support shared decision making
  • Nikki Cheung (Pathology) 1998-1999: Teen Talk
  • Eileen Edwards (Education) 1998-1999: Teen Talk
Summer Student Research and Other Student Projects
  • Ashley Moller-Hansen (Health Sciences) 2021: Benefits of Health Mentoring 
  • Tracy Huynh (Medicine) 2020: Learning from caregivers
  • Harani Ramasamy (Medicine) 2019: Bridging Barriers: Sharing voices of spinal cord injury 
  • Daniel Chao (Medicine) 2019: Depression in Primary Care
  • Jen Ham (Medicine) 2018-19: Learning to provide better care for deaf and hard of hearing
  • Sophia Park (Medicine) 2016: Long-term impact of learning from patients on professional identity and practice
  • Phoebe Cheng (Medicine) 2015: Development of patients as teachers
  • Melissa Ng (Medicine) 2014: FLEX activities involving patients and community members
  • Jenny Chu (Medicine) 2014: FLEX activities involving patients and community members
  • Rachel Dalzell (Medicine) 2011: Chronic disease self-management: understanding the patients’ experience
  • Julie Berthin (Masters of Arts) 2011: ‘Talk to your doc’: a workshop to improve health care for new immigrant and refugee women: needs assessment and environmental scan
  • Ioana Madularu (Medicine) 2008: Lay participation in health professional education
  • Cora Beitel (Midwifery) 2006: Health outcomes of patients involved in medical education 
  • Benetta Soo Chin (Medicine) 2006: Health outcomes of patients involved in medical education
  • Amanda Lai (Medicine) 2005: Internet use by prenatal clients
  • Lindsay van Tongeren (Medicine) 2005: Internet use by prenatal clients
  • Lucinda McQuarrie (Medicine) 2004: Enabling prenatal clients to overcome barriers in health care communication
  • Aisia Salo (Midwifery) 2004: Enabling prenatal clients to overcome barriers in health care communication
  • Janel Casey (Medicine) 2003: Effectiveness of a community-based intervention to promote stroke survivors and caregivers’ participation in communicating with their physicians
  • Julia Ridley (Medicine) 2002: Communication experiences between patient and provider in mental health
  • Holly Weisinger (Medicine) 2001: Enabling seniors to overcome barriers in health care communication
  • Jennifer Manklow (Medicine) 2001: Enabling seniors to overcome barriers in health care communication
  • Cindy Orlaw (Medicine) 2000: Communication skills for medical and dental students
  • Travis Cadieu (Medicine) 1999: Communication skills teaching across the health sciences
  • Tanya Orton (Medicine) 1999: Patient information to support informed shared decision making
  • Niriksha Chand (Medicine) 1999: Patient information to support informed shared decision making
  • Catherine Elliot (Directed Studies EDST 580) 1998: Integration of the social contract in undergraduate medical education: medical school – community dialogue
  • Vera Etches (Medicine) 1997: Informed shared decision making – a pilot project in communication skills for medical education