caregiving responsibilities, work productivity loss, employment, absenteeism, presenteeism
Only Caring responsibilities
One of my research interests is measuring and valuing work productivity losses among patients as well as their caregivers. I am leading funded projects on measuring caregiver burden in terms of time spent on different caring responsibilities and the impact of caring responsibilities on work productivity (stop working, absenteeism and presenteeism). The caring responsibilities and the impact on work productivity vary by gender, ethnicity and SES. Currently, I am developing our own questionnaire to measure these outcomes as well as using the existing survey data. I think the research topic fits well with this call (caring responsibilities and their impact) and would like to apply for the grant with partners within Canada as well as other countries. Please note that the Canadian funding agency only supports Caring Responsibilities.
I am currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Population and Public Health (SPPH), University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Program Health of Health Economics at the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS), both of which are located in Vancouver, Canada.
The SPPH of UBC hosts over 60 full-time faculty members from a variety of disciplines, over 70 clinical faculty, more than 20 adjunct faculty, and over 20 emeritus faculty. CHÉOS is an interdisciplinary research centre hosting over 130 staff members and more than 70 scientists including physicians, pharmacists, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, and specialists in outcome assessment, health services research, and knowledge translation. Both SPPH and CHÉOS have established relationships with knowledge users including policy makers, and patient and caregiver partners.