1.Wildfire Smoke and Emergency Planning for First Nations People Living with Lung Disease in Remote and Rural British Columbia

The purpose of this study is to better understand how recent wildfires and wildfire smoke impacted Carrier and Sekani communities, and use this information to improve emergency response practices during future wildfire seasons. This study is funded by CIHR.

2. “Bayis Il Tus – A Strong Breath” A Community-Based Research Project to Improve Lung Health in Remote and Rural First Nations Communities in British Columbia

This study is an emerging community-based research partnership between UBC and Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) to improve the respiratory health of people who live in remote and rural First Nations communities in Northern British Columbia (BC).

3. Strengthening our Bodies

Our goal for this study is to understand what the physical activities of First Nations people living in remote/rural locations are and how these activities improve their physical and spiritual health.   Our overall goal is to develop, put into action and judge a First Nations pulmonary tele-rehabilitation (P-TR) program to improve the health of First Nations peoples living with chronic lung disease.

4.Sin Soh Geez – Breathing Properly” Optimizing COPD Virtual Care  in First Nations Communities

With this research project, we will explore the use of wearable technologies to support the care of people with COPD living in CSFS member communities.  This is a community-based research partnership between UBC, Carrier Sekani Family Services and 11 CSFS member communities situated in remote and rural locations in BC.

5. The Impact and Safety of In-hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

This is a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing the characteristics of physical activity and mobility in patients that are currently hospitalized for an acute exacerbation of COPD.

6. Rehabilitation  Capacity for Covid-19 Survivors

The purpose of this project is to characterize the capacity of BC to provide rehabilitation services to COVID19 survivors, in order to support health care planning and facilitate best practices.

Affiliated Studies

1. High Oxygen Delivery to Preserve Exercise Capacity in IPF Patients Treated with Nintedanib: The HOPE-IPF Study

(Principal Investigator: Jordan Guenette)