It is with great pleasure that the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology announces that Dr. KS Joseph has accepted the role of Associate Head for Research in our Department.
The purpose of this position is to enhance the leadership and support of research activities within the Department. The Associate Head for Research will work with the Department Head to promote and facilitate research and will liaise with faculty and academic administrators on matters of significance to the research mission of the Department.
K.S. Joseph MD, PhD is a Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia and the Children’s and Women’s Hospital and Health Centre of British Columbia. His work is supported by the Child & Family Research Institute and by a Chair in Maternal, Fetal and Infant Health Services Research awarded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. His research interests include pregnancy complications, birth, fetal growth, infant mortality, serious neonatal morbidity and severe maternal morbidity.
Dr. Joseph received his MBBS and MD degrees from Christian Medical College, Vellore, India, and a PhD in epidemiology from McGill University, Montreal. In 2002, he was awarded the Peter Lougheed New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and in 2005 he received the Geoffrey Robinson award from the Canadian Paediatric Society for contributions to child and youth health through population health research. In 2014, he was awarded the Mentor Award by the international Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research and the Greg Alexander Award for Advancing Knowledge sponsored by the US-based Coalition for Excellence in Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology.
Dr. Joseph is looking forward to working with the Department Head to promote and facilitate research and will liaise with faculty and academic administrators on matters of significance to the research mission of the Department including strategic planning, policy/guideline development, oversight and liaison, communications and the mentorship to researchers.