Three UBC faculty members have been announced as Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. The 2019 induction ceremony was held in Ottawa on September 19, 2019.

citations courtesy of CAHS


Annette Browne
Dr. Annette Browne is a Professor and Distinguished University Scholar at the School of Nursing. A renowned Canadian leader and advocate for quality care for Indigenous and non‐Indigenous peoples, her research is transforming care for people most impacted by health inequities, including racism, discrimination and stigma. Partnerships with Indigenous leaders and healthcare agencies are foundational to her research program, resulting in the development of ground‐breaking strategies that are directly impacting initiatives and policies to improve healthcare and health outcomes. As author of over 100 journal articles and book chapters, and editor of a leading nursing textbook, her publications on evidence‐based strategies for fostering health equity are influencing researchers, policymakers, and clinicians across Canada and internationally.

Kenneth Craig
Dr. Kenneth Craig is a Professor Emeritus in the Psychology Department. Dr. Craig has made landmark contributions to recognition, measurement and treatment of pain in infants, children, adults, and, specifically, populations with communication impairments, including people with brain impairments and older persons with dementia. His innovative nonverbal measurements have also had a widespread clinical impact and led to novel strategies for measuring pain in nonhuman animals. The work has led to re-conceptualization of the importance of social parameters in understanding and controlling pain. He has inspired and led a whole new field while training a new generation of pain researchers. His service to professional organizations has been exemplary. 

Linda Li
Physical Therapy
Dr. Linda Li is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and a Director of the Arthritis, Joint Health & Knowledge Translation Research Program. An award-winning epidemiologist and physiotherapist, Dr. Li aims to address the gap between “what is known” and “what we do” in the health sector. Her research focuses in two areas: 1) to modernize the process of knowledge translation by developing and studying digital interventions; 2) to advance the methods of engaging the public in the research process. An advocate for including patients’ voices, Dr. Li’s work advances the science and practice of engaging patients in shaping future research. She currently holds a Canada Research Chair in Patient-oriented Knowledge Translation.