Health Outcomes and Epidemiology

At UBC's Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, we are continually searching for ways to improve health care delivery. Our epidemiology, health outcomes and health economics research seeks solutions for identifying health issues, for enhancing practical and preventive care, and for shaping policy in a way that best allocates health care resources.

Improving Care. Optimizing Delivery.

Outcomes research is applied clinical and population-based research that examines the end results of health care in terms of benefits to the patient and the society. This research identifies shortfalls in practice and leads to strategic improvements in care. Epidemiology examines the patterns, causes and effects of health and disease conditions in defined populations. Results from epidemiological research identify risk factors for disease, establish targets for preventive healthcare, and inform both policy decisions and evidence-based practice. At the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, we're deeply involved in both.

Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)

With an eye to continually improving health care delivery, our Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) conducts innovative research in the areas of health economics, epidemiology and health care outcomes. Through our multidisciplinary group of researchers and our collaborative associations, CORE's research generates new knowledge about cutting-edge issues that readily translates to better health outcomes.

Economic evaluation in health care continues to be a major research focus for CORE. Health care resources are limited and choices are difficult surrounding how best to use these resources in improving Canadians' health. CORE research is in high demand from various sectors of the health care community to aid in this decision making, and is used to this end in jurisdictions across Canada. Our work is published in highly ranked, peer-reviewed journals, and is presented at national and international forums. Our results inform policy and practice every day, from coast to coast. 

Research Themes

Cost Effectiveness
Orphan Drugs and Rare Diseases
Medication Adherence
Personalized and Precision Medicine
Reproductive Health
Pharmacy Practice Research/Community Pharmacy Research Network
Choice Modelling
Risk-Benefit Analysis


Health Outcomes and Epidemiology Researchers

Name Position Contact
Annalijn Conklin
Assistant Professor
(604) 827-4258
Mary De Vera
Assistant Professor
(604) 827-2138
Mark J. Harrison
Assistant Professor
(604) 827-0687
Fawziah Lalji
(604) 822-7898
Peter Loewen
Associate Professor
(604) 827-1814
Larry D. Lynd
Professor and Director, Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE)
(604) 827-3397
James P. McCormack
(604) 822-1710
Mohsen Sadatsafavi
Assistant Professor, Health Outcomes
(604) 827-3020
Judith Soon
Assistant Professor
(604) 807-1638
Peter J. Zed
Professor and Associate Dean, Practice Innovation
(604) 827-0178

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