OUR TEAM

Led by Principal Scientists, Professor Heather McKay, PhD, FCAHS, and Associate Professor Joanie Sims-Gould, PhD, the Active Aging Research Team is a multi-disciplinary collaboration of researchers, knowledge translation specialists, and staff. The Active Aging Research Team is based at the University of British Columbia's Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, within the Faculty of Medicine.

OUR LEADERSHIP

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Heather McKay

Principal Scientist; Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

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Joanie Sims-Gould (she/her)

Principal Scientist; Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

RESEARCH STAFF

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Michelle Cheung

RESEARCH
ASSISTANT

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Rebecca Collett (she/her)

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Thea Franke

Thea Franke (she/her)

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

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Samantha Gray (she/her)

RESEARCH
COORDINATOR

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  Christa Hoy  (she/her)

PROGRAM & EVALUATION MANAGER

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Hanson Lee (he/him)

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

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Cynthia Lu (she/her)

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Sarah Lusina-Furst

Sarah Lusina (she/her)

DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

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Heather Macdonald

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

Lindsay Nettlefold

Lindsay Nettlefold (she/her)

SENIOR
SCIENTIST

Douglas Race

Douglas Race (he/his)

SENIOR RESEARCH COORDINATOR

Sara Sitarski

Sara Sitarski  (she/her)

RESEARCH COORDINATOR

TRAINEES

Callista Ottoni

Callista Ottoni (she/her)

PhD CANDIDATE, MANAGER, QUALITATIVE RESEARCH AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION AND EXCHANGE