About The Team

My Health My Community is a partnership between Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)Fraser Health (FH) and the eHealth Strategy Office at the University of British Columbia (eHSO). Here’s a little more about the main investigators and project team.

Principal Investigator

Dr Jat Sandhu, PhD Regional Director of Public Health Surveillance at Vancouver Coastal Health

Dr Sandhu established the Public Health Surveillance Unit in 2007 to provide leadership and expertise in population health assessment and disease surveillance for VCH in preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympics. The legacy from the Games and the ongoing work of the Unit has been recognized as innovative and leading practice for public health in Canada.

Dr Sandhu is also Clinical Associate Professor with the School of Population and Public Health at UBC, Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University and placement supervisor for the Canadian Field Epidemiology Program.

Co-Investigators

Dr Kendall Ho, MD Director of UBC eHealth Strategy Office, Faculty of Medicine, UBC and Associate Professor in Emergency Medicine

Dr Ho is a practicing emergency doctor at the Vancouver General Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine. He is the Director of the eHealth Strategy Office in UBC’s Faculty of Medicine and is the Executive Director inter‐Cultural Online health Network. He is passionate about the role that technology can plan in promoting health and healthier communities.

Dr Victoria Lee, MD Medical Health Officer with the Fraser Health Authority and Clinical Assistant Professor with the School of Population and Public Health at UBC

Dr Lee is a Medical Health Officer and the Executive Medical Director for Population Health for Fraser Health Authority. She provides leadership in the areas of strategic priorities and partnerships, population health observatory, health equity and vulnerable populations. She is committed to building healthy communities as they are the foundation for good health and a sustainable health system.

Dr Helen Novak Lauscher, PhD Assistant Director for Research, eHealth Strategy Office, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

Dr Novak Lauscher has a background in Educational Psychology, which she applies as Assistant Director of Research at the eHealth Strategy Office in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. She leads an interdisciplinary research team working on projects in the areas of Technology-enabled knowledge translation for health practice innovation, and community-driven collaborative participation in cross-cultural health contexts.

Project Team:

Tiffany Akins, Communications Leader, Communications & Public Affairs, VCH

Stephanie Bale, Communications Leader, Communications & Public Affairs, FHA

Justyna Berzowska, MISt Researcher, eHealth Strategy Office, UBC

Jami Brown, Manager, Healthy Living/Healthier Communities, FHA

Belinda Boyd, Leader, Community Engagement, VCH

Rahul Chhokar, MSc Manager, Population Health Observatory, FHA

Peter Chow, Web & Application Developer, eHealth Strategy Office, UBC

Andi Cuddington, MSc Leader, Community Engagement, VCH

Evelyn Derus, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, eHealth Strategy Office, UBC

Chae-Lyn Dopke, MPH My Health My Community Field Outreach Coordinator, VCH

Christina Fung, MPH Epidemiologist, FHA

Claire Gram, Policy Consultant, Population Health, VCH

Corey Green, MSc Manager, Population Health Observatory, FHA

Maritia Gully, MSc Regional Epidemiologist, Public Health Surveillance Unit, VCH

Dr Paul Gustafson, PhD Professor, Department of Statistics, UBC

Grace HigginsMPH Project Coordinator, Public Health Surveillance Unit, VCH

Yumian Hu, MSc Biostatistician, Public Health Surveillance Unit, VCH

Eleni Kefalas, Public Health Information Analyst, VCH

Salman Klar, MPH Epidemiologist, Population Health Observatory, FHA

Emily Laflamme, MPH Regional Epidemiologist, Public Health Surveillance Unit, VCH

Michael Lim, Project Manager, eHealth Strategy Office, UBC

Tanya Lo, Analyst/Administrative Assistant, Public Health Surveillance Unit, VCH

Dr James Lu, MD Medical Health Officer, Richmond, VCH

Dr Paul Martiquet, MD Medical Health Officer, Rural Coastal, VCH

Dr Lisa Mu, MD Medical Health Officer, FHA

Sophie Pasche, Events Coordinator, eHealth Strategy Office, UBC

Geoff Ramler, GIS Specialist, FHA

Dr Chris Richardson, PhD Associate Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC

Elizabeth Stacy, MA Research Coordinator, eHealth Strategy Office, UBC

Dr Helena Swinkels, MD Medical Health Officer, Surrey, FHA

Tracy Thain, Senior Programmer and Technology Coordinator, eHealth Strategy Office, UBC

Lisa Thibault, Manager, Electronic Communications, FHA

Peter Vlahos, Regional Director, Aboriginal Health Strategic Initiatives, VCH

Sha Xiao, QA / Technical & Administrative Support Specialist, eHealth Strategy Office, UBC