People

PCPE Directors and Staff

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
Research Coordinator
604–822–8002
cckline@mail.ubc.ca

Cathy joined PCPE in 2003. She manages research and development initiatives that promote patient and public involvement in health professional education and has helped to build a network of over 150 patient educators and 80 community organizations at UBC. Her work involves collaborations between the university and community to integrate patient expertise and experience into mainstream educational practice. Her research interests are in the outcomes of patient engagement, particularly the impacts on professional identity, health care communication and decision making. Her background is in qualitative research, program planning and evaluation. She has a Masters of Arts (Health Education) from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from Simon Fraser University.

Jen Macdonald
Assistant 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.

Current Work Learn Students 

Ceara Claridad (Psychology)
Research and Development Assistant 

Kurtis So (Psychology)
Research and Development Assistant 

Current Student Projects 

Harani Ramasamy (Medicine)
Bridging Barriers: Sharing voices of spinal cord injury 

Tracy Huynh (Medicine)
Learning from caregivers 

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

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​

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

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