The Scientific Advisory Board provides strategic insight into BC Children's Hospital Research Institute's scientific direction.

The Scientific Advisory Board will provide consultation and advice to the Research Institute's Executive Director with the objective of sustaining and strengthening child health research nationally and internationally and its translation to achieve benefits to children and families. 


Dr. Astrid Guttmann, MDCM, FRCPC, MSc 
Chief Science Officer and Senior Scientist at ICES
Staff Pediatrician, Division of Pediatric Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children
Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
CIHR Reproductive, Child and Youth Health Services Applied Chair

Dr. Terry Klassen, MD, MSc, FRCPC 
CEO and Scientific Director, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba
Head, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba
Medical Director, Child Health Program, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority 


Dr. Pat R. Levitt, PhD
Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer and Director of The Saban Research Institute
Simms/Mann Chair in Developmental Neurogenetics, Institute for the Developing Mind, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Investigator, Research on Children, Youth and Families
Director USC Neuroscience Graduate Program
Professor of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Dr. Flaura Winston, MD, PhD 
Scientific Director, Center for Injury Research and Prevention &
Science/Medical Advisor, Office Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine