Doan Lab Team

Dr. Quynh Doan

Investigator and Pediatric Emergency Physician, BC Children’s Hospital

Kenneth McKinley

Kenneth McKinley, M.D.

Junior Investigator/Collaborator and Pediatric Emergency Physician, Children’s National Hospital

Kenneth McKinley, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at George Washington University and a pediatric emergency medicine attending at Children’s National Hospital, in Washington, DC. Dr. McKinley began his research career under the mentorship of Dr. Doan, applying complex computational models to predict the impact of system changes on pediatric ED throughput. He is now focused on the application of machine learning algorithms to develop prediction models for specific pediatric populations that present to the Emergency Department, including patients presenting with chief complaints related to sickle cell disease, asthma, or behavioral health. By creating robust risk prediction models for patients presenting with these complaints, Dr. McKinley’s work aims to enhance care for these patients, improve patient throughput generally, and help address the problem of ED crowding.

Karly Stillwell

Karly Stillwell

Research Coordinator

Karly is a Research Coordinator in the Doan Lab, and has been working with the lab since May 2014. Karly graduated from UBC with a Combined Major in Science. In her free time, she enjoys taking her dog to the beach, playing soccer, and traveling.

Greg Georgio

Greg Georgio

START Program Coordinator

Greg is the START Research Coordinator, and has been with the Doan Lab since 2013. Outside of the lab, Greg is an avid runner and skier; next on the agenda is to learn how to ride a bike!

Rebecca Liu

Rebecca Liu

Co-op Student

Rebecca is an undergraduate studying Cellular, Anatomical, and Physiological Sciences at UBC. She is a co-op student with the Doan lab and is passionate about promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in science. In her free time, she enjoys creating medical illustrations, tutoring children, and finding fun places to eat in Vancouver.

Cindy Liu

Cindy Liu

Research Assistant

Cindy is an undergraduate student studying a Combined Major in Science at the University of British Columbia. She is a research assistant with the Doan Lab. In her free time, she enjoys going on adventures with her two kittens and travelling!

Punit Virk

Punit is a second year PhD student at the School of Population & Public Health at UBC, where he recently completed his MSc (’18). Punit’s research interests include young adult mental health (focusing on higher education settings), health measurement, and the evaluating e-mental health interventions. For his doctoral project, he is developing and evaluating a psychosocial self-assessment and guidance tool for post-secondary students (called HEARTSMAP-U). This work aims to improve the identification of psychosocial concerns among students and their connectivity with accessible support, on- and off-campus.

Heather Burt

Heather Burt

Heather recently graduated from Colgate University with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in biology. She is currently working towards her M.Sc at UBC in the School of Population and Public Health under Dr. Doan and plans to pursue a career in medicine following graduation. In her free time Heather loves playing all sports, being outside, and traveling.

Clement Chui

Clement Chui

Research Assistant

Hi! I studied biopsychology at UBC and am in my final year of nursing school at BCIT. I am a research assistant for various studies in the Doan Lab. On my days out of school and the lab, I enjoy martial arts, hockey, travelling, and photography!

Tatsuma Hind

Tatsuma Hind

Research Assistant

I am in my fifth and final year at UBC, studying towards a B.Sc. in Pharmacology. I have been a research assistant with the Doan Lab since 2015, back in the days of the old ED. Outside of classes and the lab, you can catch me on the mountains, travelling about, or playing hockey.

Erik Lamoureux

Erik Lamoureux

Erik is in his final year of Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical Engineering Option) at UBC Vancouver. He has worked with the Doan Lab since the fall of 2016, and is primarily involved in co-authoring a paper, recruitment, and analysis for the validation of a psychosocial mental health self-assessment tool, MyHEARTSMAP, for use in the Paediatric Emergency Department. Erik is interested in biomedical engineering and operations research applied in a healthcare setting. After graduation, he intends to pursue graduate studies in applied operations research in the UK or Canada. 

Alaina Chun

Research Assistant

Alaina has been a research assistant with the Doan lab since 2017 and has only gotten more involved with the lab since then. She loves every second she spends at BC Children’s Hospital and has plans to go back to school in the near future. Outside the lab you can find Alaina volunteering at the Vancouver Women’s Health Collective, beekeeping, cycling or trying new restaurants around the city.

Ravia Arora

Ravia Arora

Research Assistant

Ravia is a recent behavioural neuroscience and immunology graduate from UBC. She is passionate about art, neuroscience and mental health advocacy. Ravia holds leadership positions in various mental health organizations and student teams and hopes to pursue further education in this field. She is primarily involved as a research assistant on the HEARTSMAP-U project.

Yijinmide Buren

Yijinmide Buren

Yijinmide is an undergraduate student studying Integrated Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences at McMaster University. As a co-op student with the Doan Lab, his project involves the prediction of physician workload in the emergency department. In his free time, Yijinmide enjoys hiking, playing team sports, and making music.

Pediatrics Residents:

Carson Gill
Abrar Hossain

 

Medical Students:

Brian Li
Caitlin Pugh
Sydney Sparanese
Ian Pierce
Erica McDonald
Justin Park