Staff Spotlight – Manal Masud


Vancouver – Vancouver General Hospital Research Pavilion

How long have you worked in the Department/UBC?

I have worked at UBC for three years, first as a graduate research assistant for the UBC School of Nursing and now as a research coordinator with Department of Emergency Medicine. I have been in this role since June 2019, a little over two years.

Can you summarize what you do in the Department?
I coordinate a national multi-centre research study that monitors the prevalence and pattern of drug use in injured drivers across Canada, led by Dr. Jeff Brubacher. I track project progress and budget, support data collection activities, and lead evaluation of the research project for our funder (Health Canada). I am also involved in developing knowledge exchange products, such as surveillance and progress reports, presentations and infographics to engage stakeholders across the country. Additionally, I maintain our research website and assist with grant and manuscript writing.

What is your favourite thing about working in the Department?

The people! Everyone on our road safety and public health research team is a pleasure to work with. We have a very supportive work environment, and I’m always learning new things.

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?

I enjoy cooking, community organizing, and exploring the beautiful Coast Salish lands and water that I feel very grateful to live and work on.

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