Andrea Jones, B.Sc.
MD/PhD Student - Graduate Program in Neuroscience - Faculty of Medicine
Andrea was inspired by IHI's vision and teamed up with UBC alumni Jacqueline Singer and Gregory Marr to start IHI UBC in order to create awareness and competency among students about quality improvement in healthcare. Andrea is passionate about providing equitable, efficient, and evidence-based care and bringing together leaders of all disciplines to develop creative solutions. Andrea is a graduate student in the Neuroscience program at UBC and BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Institute. Her research interests involve the integration of basic science and public health perspectives toward better care for those suffering from addiction and mental illness. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the coast mountains, painting, and hot yoga.
Andrew Wray, MHA
Andrew joined the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council in July 2009. Prior to joining the Council, Andrew spent several years working in the biotechnology industry, with the BC Cancer Research Centre and the BC Ministry of Health Services.
Andrew’s passion for patient safety and quality improvement, accompanied by his proven project management abilities, assists the Council in achieving its mandate of fostering quality improvement across the continuum of care. He successfully leads complex initiatives and works to develop collaborative partnerships with health system stakeholders in order to equip people at all levels of the system with the knowledge and skills needed for sustained change. He is particularly interested in the ongoing development of learning opportunities for quality improvement, mechanisms of innovation, the use of data for improvement and public accountability of the health care system. Andrew leads the Council’s measurement activities, strategic initiatives and learning programs such as the Quality Academy, Quality Forum and Quality Café.
Andrew holds a Masters in Health Administration from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Victoria.
Dr. D. Douglas Cochrane, MD
Dr. Cochrane is the Chair and Provincial Patient Safety & Quality Officer of the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, and Past Chair of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute.
Dr. Cochrane is a Professor at the University of British Columbia in Neurosurgery, a certificant of the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery, and a Fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Cochrane obtained his medical degree from the University of Toronto, graduating in 1975, followed by training in Neurosurgery at the University of Calgary. A pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, was completed in 1981.
Following his training, Dr. Cochrane was appointed as neurosurgeon at the Calgary General Hospital, Foothills Provincial Hospital, Tom Baker Cancer Center and Alberta Children’s Hospital, and served these facilities until 1986. During this time, he held an appointment as Assistant Professor of Neurosciences, University of Calgary.
In 1986, Dr. Cochrane was appointed as a staff neurosurgeon at BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children. He served as the Head of the Section of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief, BC Children’s Hospital and Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia 1991-2001, Vice President of Medicine for Children’s and Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia 2001-2003, and Vice President of Medical Affairs, Quality, Safety & Risk Management for the Provincial Health Services Authority in Vancouver 2003-2008. He Chaired the BC Patient Safety Task Force from its inception in 2003 to the creation of the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council.
Dr. Cochrane has interests in the following areas related to patient safety and quality:
· Patient safety policy and accountability mechanisms, risk assessment, evaluation and mitigation.
· Health care systems development and change focusing on the provider skills through the analysis of quality and safety during surgical care.
· Clinical information system development and implementation.
Dr. Malcolm Maclure, ScD
Dr. Malcolm Maclure, ScD is BC Academic Chair in Patient Safety and Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics at UBC.
Raised in Victoria in the 1960s, he studied biochemistry at Oxford and epidemiology at Harvard in the 1970s. While teaching research methods at Harvard in the 1980s, he invented the case-crossover study design, now a standard tool of epidemiology that has recently been used to investigate triggers of patient-safety incidents. He retains the position of Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health.
In 1991, he joined the BC Ministry of Health Services and began applying epidemiologic methods to health services research, particularly randomized trials of prescribing education programs. He was Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Distinguished Scholar and Professor in the School of Health Information Science at University of Victoria, 2002-2006. One of his research projects evolved into a Ministry-BC Medical Association program called Education for Quality Improvement of Patient care (EQIP). His last position in the Ministry of Health was Co-Director of Research and Evidence Development in Pharmaceutical Services Division, 2009-2012.
He is principal investigator of the interprovincial Academic Detailing Evaluation Partnership Team (ADEPT), a co-investigator with the Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effects Studies (CNODES) and co-investigator of an evaluation of Vancouver Island Health Authority’s Stroke Rapid Assessment Unit.
He is a member of t he Patient Safety and Quality Working Group for Curriculum Renewal of the UBC Medical Undergraduate Program. He serves as ex-officio member of the BC Pa tient Safet y and Quality Council.
Lesley A. Bainbridge, BSR(PT, MEd, PhD)
LESLEY BAINBRIDGE holds a master’s degree in education and an interdisciplinary doctoral degree with a focus on interprofessional health education. She is Associate Principal, College of Health Disciplines and Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Bainbridge’s areas of special interest are interprofessional health education (IPE), collaborative practice, leadership, and other areas related to IPE such as evaluation, curriculum development IPE, interprofessional practice education, rural health, geriatrics and underserved populations. She holds a UBC Killam teaching prize and several awards for leadership.
Dr. Bainbridge has been, and is currently, principal or co-investigator on several Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund grants, two major Health Canada grants focusing on interprofessional education and collaborative practice, and several research grants related to shared decision making, health human resource links to IPE and IPC, and other aspects IPE and IPC. She has published in peer reviewed journals on IPE and informed shared decision making and has presented on IPE related topics at several national and international conferences.