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Kimberlyn McGrail


School of Population and Public Health

Faculty of Medicine

Dr. Kimberlyn McGrail is the Scientific Director of Population Data BC, Data Director for the BC Academic Health Sciences Network, and the PI for a newly funded CIHR initiative to develop a pan-Canadian distributed data network. Her research interests are quantitative policy evaluation, aging and the use and cost of health care services, learning health systems and all aspects of population data science. She conducts research in partnership with clinicians, policy-makers and the public. Kim is a founding member of the International Population Data Linkage Network and founding Deputy Editor of the International Journal of Population Data Science. She was the 2009-10 Commonwealth Fund Harkness Associate in Health Care Policy and Practice, a 2016 recipient of the Cortlandt JG Mackenzie Prize for Excellence in Teaching, and 2017 recipient of a UBC award for Excellence in Clinical or Applied Research.

Research interests: Key words: population data science; public engagement; policy evaluation; administrative data; data linkage