Core Personnel

Dr. Bruce Carleton

Dr. Bruce C. Carleton, Director, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Programme (POPi),
BC Children’s Hospital

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia (UBC)
Division Head, Translational Therapeutics, Department of Pediatrics, UBC
Investigator, BC Children's Hospital
Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Pharmacogenomics Network for Drug Safety (CPNDS)
Director, Therapeutic Evaluation Unit, Provincial Health Services Authority

"Our research focus is on the impact of drug therapy on human health and quality of life," says Dr. Carleton, "my lifelong goal is to make medication use more effective and safer for all patients, particularly children." He is particularly interested in developing better ways to evaluate the effectiveness of drugs and practical surveillance systems to improve the safe use of medication. Dr. Carleton has clinical interests in asthma, as well as the epidemiology, pharmacogenomics and clinical management of adverse drug events.

"A key element of our research is the communication of results to clinicians, patients, healthcare administrators, and government staff who also hold responsibilities to improve patient care and its delivery by the healthcare system."


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Dr. Colin Ross
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences 
Gabriella Groeneweg, M.A. 
Program Manager 
POPi - Philip Khayat  POPi - Derek Yau
Philip Khayat, PharmD


Derek Yau, BA 
Finance Coordinator
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Fudan Miao
Research Technician
Michelle Higginson
Lab Technologist 
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Jessica Trueman, MSc
Clinical Research Coordinator
Prasadani Gunaretnam
Laboratory Technician 
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Nicole McGoldrick, MSc
Clinical Research Coordinator 
Agnieszka (Aga) Biala, MPharm, PhD
Clinical Research Coordinator 
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Miki Tanoshima, MD, PhD
Research Assistant 
Tina-Marie Dryden
Executive Assistant 
Kathy Li, PhD
Statistical Analyst