Vancouver, BC, Canada (April 17th, 2020) The British Columbia Academic Health Science Network (BC AHSN) is pleased to announce that Dr. Danielle Lavallee is the organization’s incoming Scientific Director, effective June 1st, 2020.
Danielle will assume the responsibilities formerly held by Dr. Stirling Bryan, who accepted the position of President of the BC AHSN organization in January 2020.
Danielle brings expertise in patient and stakeholder engagement to the Network through her work with the Comparative Effectiveness Research Translation Network (becertain.org), which supports active patient and stakeholder engagement in research and quality improvement initiatives. Her research focuses on advancing methods to incorporate the patient perspective into both clinical care and research activities through the capture of patient-reported outcomes and active patient involvement in research conduct.
In her new position as Scientific Director, Danielle will play a key role in the senior leadership of BC AHSN, working with all operational units and supported networks. She will have a significant and transformative role in strengthening Learning Health Systems and patient-oriented research in British Columbia – two key strategic priorities for the Network. A major commitment of Danielle’s time (0.5 FTE) will be to scientific leadership of the BC SUPPORT (Support for People and Patient-Oriented Research & Trials) Unit.
She adds: “I also look forward to working with the BC SUPPORT Unit, as part of the national Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research. In particular, I look forward to working with the Unit’s Methods Clusters to advance the science in, and conduct of, patient-oriented research.”
“I am thrilled that Danielle will joining the BC AHSN team. She brings exceptional health research experience spanning learning health systems and patient centred outcomes research and will be a most welcome addition to BC’s health research community,” says Stirling Bryan, BC AHSN President.
BC AHSN’s Scientific Director role is 0.8 FTE; Danielle will continue (as 0.2 FTE) in her existing roles as Research Associate Professor and health services researcher in the Department of Surgery at the University of Washington. She holds a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas and a PhD in Pharmaceutical Health Services Research from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
The British Columbia Academic Health Science Network’s role is to advance learning health systems in BC and to enable innovations within the system that make the best use of provincial assets, resources and expertise. BC AHSN’s operational units include the BC SUPPORT Unit, Clinical Trials BC and Research Ethics BC.
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Dan Enjo, Communications Lead