Staff

Tina Afshar

Research Assistant

Email: tina.afshar@alumni.ubc.ca

Tina assists with projects on policy-relevant occupational health and safety issues. She is entering the fourth year of a BSc, with a Combined Major in Science (Life Science, Chemistry and Physics), at UBC.

Rachel Cliff

Research Assistant

Email: rae@highcliff.ca

Rachel assists with a Partnership project developing the BC Construction Safety Association’s occupational health and safety audit database. She holds an MSc in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene from the UBC School of Population and Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Toxicology from the University of Guelph.

Jonathan Fan

Research Analyst

Email: jonathan.fan@ubc.ca

Jonathan is a Research Associate at the Institute for Work & Health and a PhD candidate in epidemiology at the University of Toronto. He is working on Partnership projects evaluating the effectiveness of health and safety regulations and comparing return to work outcomes across jurisdictions. He holds a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a BSc from Simon Fraser University.

Suhail Marino

Director, Privacy and Operations

Tel: 604-822-0200
Email: suhail.marino@ubc.ca

Suhail has many years of experience in public health research, program development and management. She is a Canadian-certified privacy officer with a very strong background in data access, privacy and security in population health research. She also holds an internationally recognized certification on Information Privacy Management. She has initiated, coordinated, and facilitated evaluation studies, epidemiological studies and public health forums. Suhail has also worked at UBC with Population Data BC, the Department of Health, Safety and Environment, the Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, Pacific Parkinson’s Research Centre, the Faculty of Medicine’s Evaluation Studies Unit and for the CIHR/MSFHR Strategic Training Program to Bridge Public Health, Engineering and Policy Research “Bridge Program.”

Dawn Mooney

Communications Specialist

Email: dawn.mooney@ubc.ca

Dawn is the Partnership expert in data visualization and information communication. She holds a Master of Public Health from the UBC School of Population and Public Health and a BA in Geography. She uses mapping to explore geographic variation in work-related health risks and outcomes and also teaches cartography classes in the UBC Department of Geography. Dawn is interested in methods of effective graphical communication of health data and statistics, and in using mapping to explore, communicate and address geographic disparities in health and health care.

Minal Pachchigar

Research Assistant

Email: mpachchi@mail.ubc.ca

Minal is working on a literature review and a policy and legislative scan for a project on return to work in the construction sector. She holds a BSc in Health Sciences from SFU and has previously worked as a Project Assistant at the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction. Minal is currently enrolled in the MSc OEH program at UBC.

Billy Quirke

Research Manager

Email: billy.quirke@ubc.ca

Billy manages Partnership projects within our Certificate of Recognition audit program research agenda. He holds an MSc in occupational hygiene from the UBC School of Population and Public Health. Previously, he worked with ActSafe (the health and safety association for the BC performing arts and motion picture industries) and was a Partnership graduate research assistant.

Niloufar Saffari

Research Assistant

Email: niloufar.saffari@ubc.ca

Niloufar assists with a Partnership project developing the BC Construction Safety Association’s occupational health and safety audit database. Niloufar completed her MSc in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene in the UBC School of Population and Public Health in August 2016. She linked administrative data from Citizenship and Immigration Canada to injury claim data from WorkSafeBC to find out if immigrant- and Canadian-born workers in BC have different disability outcomes for the same types of injuries. She also holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Psychology from Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Kimberly Sharpe

Research Assistant

Email: kimberly.sharpe@ubc.ca

Kimberly is is leading the collection of information that will enhance understanding of the barriers and facilitators to early and safe return to work for a Partnership project on Ontario’s construction sector. She is also pursuing her PhD in the UBC School of Population and Public Health. Prior to joining the Partnership, Kimberly worked in injury research and neuroethics. She holds a BA in Anthropology and History and MA in Social Dimensions of Health from the University of Victoria.

Hui Shen

Programmer/Analyst

Email: hui.shen@ubc.ca

Hui Shen is a statistician providing programming and data analysis for a Partnership project comparing return to work policies outcomes across jurisdictions internationally. She has also worked in the School of Population and Public Health’s Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention. She holds a PhD in Statistics from UBC.

Lillian Tamburic

Senior Programmer/Analyst

Email: lillian.tamburic@ubc.ca

Lillian provides programming and data analysis for various Partnership projects, including our work on gender, work, and health. She holds a BSc (Hons) in biochemistry from UBC and previously worked in virology research. Lillian also completed a second BSc degree in computer science, combined with statistics.

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