Beth Payne

Beth Payne, PhD

Dr. Beth Payne is the Project Manager for Digital Health Research at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR) and the Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) and a Research Associate in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. Beth brings 15 years’ experience as a research program manager and academic in the fields of global health and digital health focused on maternal and child health. She is well versed in research project management, partnership development, user experience design, health systems research, and implementation science using mixed methods. She has published over 75 peer-reviewed papers with over 3,400 citations.

Sally Chen

Sally Chen, MFS

Sally Xuanping Chen is the Digital Health Research Coordinator at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and Women’s Health Research Institute. She holds a Master of Food Science and a Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition, and Health from the University of British Columbia. With a diverse background, Sally has managed national health projects, supported provincial public health initiatives, and led a municipal health and wellness program in her previous roles. In addition to her broad experience, Sally is proficient in communication, project management, UX/UI design, responsive design, wireframing, prototyping, HTML, CSS, and some JavaScript.

Joint BCCHR/WHRI Digital Health Steering Committee

The Digital Health Research Steering Committee (DHRSC) provides leadership and advice on Digital Health priorities and activities to all members of the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR) and Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) community. For the purpose of this committee, digital health is defined as the use of information technology/electronic communication tools, services and processes to deliver health care services or to facilitate better health.

The DHRSC serves as a forum for diverse parties involved and interested in digital health to come together in the spirit of learning, knowledge sharing, and collaboration to enable existing projects and create capacity to catalyze new digital health research and implementation focused on women’s and/or children’s health across British Columbia.

Steering Committee Members

Beth Payne, Digital Health Manager

Tibor van Rooij, Director, Research Informatics

Lori Brotto, Executive Director, Women’s’ Health Research Institute

Melanie Hanson, Interim Director, Customer services, PHSA IMITS
Patient partner

Gina Ogilvie, Senior Advisor, Research, BC Women’s / Assistant Director, WHRI
Academic partner

Matthias Gorges, Associate Professor, UBC, BCCHR
Academic partner

Mark Ansermino, Professor, UBC, BCCHR, IGH
Academic partner

AJ Murray, Knowledge Translation Specialist, Population and Global Health, BCW

Nicole Prestley, Knowledge Translation Manager, WHRI

Hospital admin rep, TBD
Hospital admin

Tina Costa, Senior Leader, Office of Virtual Health, PHSA

Holly Longstaff, Director, Research integration and Innovation

John Jacob, Director, Digital Lab

Josh Stevens, Regional Director, Optiv Canada
Industry rep/patient partner

Rachel Bartholomew, CEO Hyivy / Femtech Canada
Industry rep

Jonathan Jafari, Entrepreneur in residence, UBC Innovation