Research Working Group


The Social Exposome Cluster has three working groups that bring together faculty members, trainees and staff. Each working group include members who have the relevant knowledge and skills in a particular area of strategic importance to the cluster as well as members who are interested in training and learning more about a particular area. The role of the working groups is to provide ideas, advice, expertise, and support to help the cluster achieve its mission and deliverables.


The Social Exposome Cluster delivers innovative research findings through interdisciplinary data creation, integration and sharing. We employ innovation in all aspects of our work through the formulation of new methodologies and paradigms, and by fostering Inter-institutional & inter-sectoral collaboration. We consistently work to ensure the relevance of our work through community driven and evidence-based research.


  1. Understand how early-life social and environmental factors and experiences influence child health and development
  2. Characterize and quantify the Social Exposome using recent technological and analytical advances
  3. Have meaningful impacts on children and their families by embedding community engagement and knowledge translation in our research process

Upcoming Meetings

The Research Working Group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every other month from 11 AM - 12 PM PT. Upcoming meeting dates are:

  • May 18, 2021
  • July 20, 2021
  • Sept. 21, 2021
  • Nov. 16, 2021
  • Jan. 18, 2022
  • March 15, 2022

To receive a calendar invite for the meetings, email Ruanne Lai at



Name Department Position Email
Campbell, Trevor Department of Statistics Assistant Professor
Devlin, Angela Department of Pediatrics Associate Professor
Finlay, Brett Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology Professor
Gadermann, Anne Human Early Learning Partnership Assistant Professor
Huan, Tao Department of Chemistry Assistant Professor
Kobor, Michael Department of Medical Genetics Edwin S.H. Leong UBC Healthy Aging Chair - A President's Excellence Chair
Korthauer, Keegan BC Children's Hospital Research Institute, Department of Statistics Assistant Professor
Lange, Philipp Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Assistant Professor
LeMoult, Joelle Department of Psychology Associate Professor
Vadeboncoeur, Jennifer Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education Professor


Name Department Position Email
Andrade-Rivas, Federico School of Population and Public Health PhD Student
Cochrane, Kelsey Department of Food, Nutrition and Health PhD Student
Edwards , Karlie Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Masters Student
Gill, Randip School of Population and Public Health PhD Student
Jopling, Ellen Department of Psychology PhD Student
Kerai, Salima School of Population and Public Health PhD Student
Leepile, Tebogo Department of Food, Nutrition and Health PhD Student
Williams, Brock Department of Food, Nutrition and Health PhD Candidate

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

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