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.
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.
AJ Hirsch Allen
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.
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.
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.