External Advisory Committee


Comprised of established scientific leaders from prominent international institutions in the field of Biomedical Engineering, the External Advisory Committee provides expert, third-party, evidenced-based input on strategic and operational aspects of the School.

They consult SBME leadership on education, research, industry and partnerships programs that fall under the umbrella of UBC’s SBME.

 NameInstitutionRoles & Affiliations
Alison MarsdenAlison Marsden, PhD

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Stanford UniversityAssociate Professor | Stanford

Wall Center Scholar Departments of Pediatrics, Bioengineering, and Mechanical Engineering

Member | Bio-X
C. Ross EthierC. Ross Ethier, PhD (EAC CHAIR)

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Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University

Lawrence L. Gellerstedt, Jr. Eminent Scholar in Bioengineering

Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

Georgia Research Alliance
Douglas LauffenburgerDouglas Lauffenburger, PhD

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Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyFord Professor of Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Biology
Gina Ogilvie, MD, MSc, FCFP, DrPH

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University of British ColumbiaProfessor of Medicine | UBC

Canada Research Chair | Global control of HPV related cancer

Assistant Director | Women's Health Research Institute

Senior Public Health Scientist | BC Centre for Disease Control
Milos Popovic, PhD, PEng

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University of TorontoProfessor | Biomedical Engineering

Senior Scientist | Toronto Rehab Chair in Spinal Cord Injury Research & Research

Director | The KITE Research Institute at University Health Network
Nancy Allbritton, MD, PhD

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University of WashingtonProfessor of Bioengineering

Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of College of Engineering