Elizabeth S Wilcox | Bio

2011-04-02_ElizabethPhD, School of Population and Public Health, UBC (2012-Present)
Master of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of British Columbia (May 2010)
Bachelor of Science, Molecular Genetics, University of Alberta (June 2005)

Research Interests:

  • Global Health
  • Occupational Health
  • Genetics
  • Public/community engagement
  • Ethics

Elizabeth received a BSc in Molecular Genetics from the University of Alberta in 2005 and an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of British Columbia in 2010. After working in health research for nearly three years with the Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare (OHSAH) in BC and with the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), and completing a 6-month community health internship in Peru, she returned to UBC and is currently working towards her PhD at the School of Population and Public Health. Elizabeth is currently working on a three-country comparison of the implementation of HealthWISE interventions to reduce the transmission of infectious diseases and to raise awareness about stigma and discrimination among healthcare workers in six hospitals in Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Select Publications

O’Doherty K, Virani A, Wilcox E. The human microbiome and public health: social and ethical considerations. American Journal of Public Health 106(3): 414-20. 2016 March.

Douglas CM, Wilcox E, Burgess M, Lynd LD. Why orphan drug coverage reimbursement decision-making needs patient and public involvement. Health Policy 119(5): 588-96. 2015 May. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2015.01.009.

Islam N, Munro S, Rivers R, Vishniakov D, Wilcox E, Sheps S. Meeting new perspectives in health services and policy research: student reflections on interdisciplinary training. International Journal of Academic Research and Reflection 2(3): 26-31. 2014.