Staff
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Amin Adibi
M.Sc

Bio

Amin Adibi is a disease modeller and statistical researcher at the Respiratory Evaluation Sciences Program in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia and Legacy for Airway Health. He is also a health economics consultant for the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health.

In his research, Amin uses health economics, applied statistics, and machine learning techniques to predict prognosis of lung conditions, improve clinical decision-making, and evaluate potential harms and benefits of various healthcare policies. Amin is an advocate for open science and a co-founder of the Peer Models Network, a healthcare modelling accessibility initiative that empowers clinicians, scientists, and patients to access and evaluate healthcare models. Amin holds an MSc degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Calgary.

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Prabjit Barn
Ph.D.

Bio

Prabjit Barn is a Knowledge Translation Specialist with Legacy for Airway Health. She provides support for knowledge translation, implementation science, and patient engagement activities to improve the prevention and care of asthma and COPD. Prabjit holds a Ph.D. in Health Sciences from Simon Fraser University and a MSc in Environmental and Occupational Health from University of British Columbia. Outside of work, Prabjit enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her family.

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Aneisha Collins-Fairclough
Ph.D., MPH

Bio

Dr. Aneisha Collins-Fairclough is a research associate with the University of British Columbia and the Legacy for Airway Health.  She is responsible for projects to improve asthma and COPD care. Having completed a Ph.D. in Biotechnology at the University of the West Indies, Mona, and a Master of Public Health at Simon Fraser University, she brings an integrated basic science and public health perspective to this role. Her prior research applied molecular epidemiology to support the treatment, care, and prevention of HIV. Outside of research, Aneisha enjoys athletics, ball games, bonding over board games, and reclining with classic literature.

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AJ Hirsch Allen
Ph.D., MPH

Bio

Dr. AJ Hirsch Allen is a Biostatistician and Research Associate affiliated with the Lung Centre and Legacy for Airway Health. AJ studied sleep disorders and their impact on public health with the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia for fifteen years prior to moving to Legacy for Airway Health. AJ received his Ph.D. in Experimental Medicine from the University of British Columbia where he studied the impact of sleep apnea on occupational injuries. AJ received his MPH from the Global Health Program at Simon Fraser University and his BASc from McGill University where he studied Biochemistry.

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Ronda Pfleger
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Bio

Ronda Pfleger is an Administrative Assistant with Legacy for Airway Health.  She is responsible for administering the organization’s operational procedures and providing assistance to team members with their project planning. Her background in diverse sectors has lead to her successfully implementing procedures in the areas of research and innovation, corporate finance and governmental affairs. Her interests include fitness classes at the gym; HIIT, Zumba and spinning along with swimming in the pool and competing in open water events.

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Karen Rideout
M.Sc, Ph.D.

Bio

Dr. Karen Rideout is the Respiratory Health Network Coordinator with Legacy for Airway Health and the Centre for Lung Health. In this role, she supports collaboration for research and knowledge translation in respiratory health. Karen is a human ecologist with a PhD in food systems and an MSc in environmental health who bridges scientific data and social factors. Prior to joining LAH, she worked in the public health system where she incorporated evidence and health equity into policy and practice. She loves to travel and be outside and also enjoys running, practicing yoga, cooking, and gardening.

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Erin Shellington
Ph.D.

Bio

Dr. Erin Shellington is a Research Associate with the Legacy for Airway Health team. Her previous experience is in Kinesiology where she focused on physical activity for treatment and secondary prevention of chronic conditions, such as diabetes, dementia, and arthritis. During her post-doctoral fellowship she worked with Indigenous communities in BC on understanding alternate worldviews to health and wellbeing. Erin is originally from Brantford Ontario and in her spare time she enjoys running, hiking, and baking.