RDS Supervisors

Please note:

The RDS program has now joined the new Women+ and Children’s Health Sciences program: https://wach.med.ubc.ca/

New applicants should visit the WACH program website to learn more.

The WACH program offers all that the RDS program does, plus expanded course offerings, dedicated streams for women+ health, child health, and RDS, mentorship opportunities, and an enhanced scholar program to help students build non-academic competencies.

 

The principal scientists providing research supervision in the Reproductive and Developmental Sciences graduate program are listed below.

M. Anglesio
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Research interests: Gynecological cancer, endometriosis, microenvironment, model systems, genomic pathology, molecular biology, cancer prevention

H. Bayrampour
Midwifery Program, Department of Family Practice
Research interests: Maternal mental health, anxiety, and pregnancy outcomes

M. Bedaiwy
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Research interests: Endometriosis, steroid receptors, reproductive and molecular endocrinology, minimally invasive and robotic surgery

A. Beristain
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Research interests: Trophoblast biology and human placentation

L. Brotto
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Research interests: Sexual psychophysiology and gynaecologic oncology

M. Carey
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Research interests: Translational research in gynecologic cancers: molecular characteristics, biomarkers of response/progression, and effects of steroid hormone receptors

R. Cerri
Department of Applied Animal Biology, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Research interests: Biotechnology and sensor monitors, endometrium-conceptus cross communication, production medicine in dairy cattle, estrous cycle physiology in cattle, inflammation-stress and embryo development

A. Devlin
Department of Pediatrics
Research interests: Diet, epigenetics, and metabolic programming

R. Elango
Department of Pediatrics
Research interests: Nutrition, protein and amino acid requirements, and metabolism during pregnancy

N. Fairbrother
Department of Psychiatry
Research interests: Perinatal mental health, perinatal anxiety disorders, new mothers’ thoughts of infant-related harm, perinatal obsessive-compulsive disorder, fear of childbirth

R. Flannigan
Department of Urologic Sciences
Research interests: Non-obstructive azoospermia, male infertility, sperm identification and sperm selection

R. Geoffrion
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Research interests: Surgical optimization, patient outcomes following pelvic floor surgeries, pelvic pain, surgical education, patient education

G. Hanley
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Research interests: Gynaecologic health services research, population-based gynaecologic cancer research, prescription drug use during pregnancy

J. Hutcheon
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Research interests: Maternal and newborn population health, perinatal epidemiology research methods

K.S. Joseph
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Research interests: Maternal, fetal, and infant health services research

P.C.K. Leung
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Research interests: Reproductive and molecular endocrinology

S. Lisonkova
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Research interest: Pre-eclampsia

P. Lavoie
Department of Pediatrics
Research interest: Infant and newborn development, immune system and disorders

S. Mitchell-Foster
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Northern Medical Program, Prince George BC
Research interests: Reproductive health of marginalized women, cervical cancer screening, perinatal substance use

D. Money
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Research interests: Perinatal transmission of viral pathogens and infectious etiology of preterm labour

S. Munro
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Research interests: Knowledge translation, implementation science, shared decision making, family planning, access to care, Indigenous health

T. Oberlander
Department of Pediatrics
Research interests: Population epidemiological studies characterizing neurodevelopmental pathways that reflect risk, resiliency, and developmental plasticity

M. Ranger
School of Nursing
Research interests: Brain development, prematurity, early-stress, pain, translational research

W. Robinson
Department of Medical Genetics
Research interests: Genetic and epigenetic aspects of reproduction/human development

A. Talhouk
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Research interests: Epidemiology, digital health, gynecological cancers

P. Yong
Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Research interests: Endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, and minimally invasive surgery