Research Cluster in Airborne Disease Transmission

RESEARCH CLUSTER IN AIRBORNE DISEASE TRANSMISSION

Jonathan Little

Jonathan Little

CLUSTER LEAD

Associate Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

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Sunny Li

Sunny Li

CLUSTER LEAD

Associate Professor, Mechanical, School of Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, UBC Okanagan

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This research group is aiming to break the chain of airborne disease transmission in healthcare facilities.

ABSTRACT

This cross-campus team of researchers is developing infection isolation and removal solutions and devices designed to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 and other airborne illnesses in healthcare settings. Working in close collaboration with partners in diverse clinical settings, this expert team of researchers aims to break the transmission of respiratory infections to make healthcare delivery safer.

Cluster members have expertise in fluid science, multiphase flows/aerosol/droplet dynamics, health/immunology/clinical trials, air quality simulation, biofluid mechanics, assistive health technology, dentistry, public health, epidemiology, surgery and anesthesiology.

Read about how this group of researchers is seeking new ways to break the chain of infection here

The team received a UBCO Cluster of Research Excellence award in 2020.

RESEARCH TEAM MEMBERS

Vicki Komisar

Assistant Professor, Mechanical, School of Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, UBC Okanagan

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Joshua Brinkerhoff

Assistant Professor, Mechanical, School of Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, UBC Okanagan

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Mario Brondani

Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, UBC Vancouver

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Sina Kheirkhah

Assistant Professor, Mechanical, School of Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science, UBC Okanagan

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Stephan Mostowy

Staff, Kelowna General Hospital, Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, UBC Vancouver

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Teresa Skelton

Lecturer, Anesthesia, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, University of Toronto

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Jake Winkler

Research Cluster Coordinator

Contact

Dr. Jonathan Little
Associate Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences
Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan

Email jonathan.little@ubc.ca

Dr. Sunny Li
Associate Professor, School of Engineering
Faculty of Applies Science, UBC Okanagan

Email sunny.li@ubc.ca

Twitter @ADTRCluster