Invited Scholar

Chris Lovato

Chris Lovato, PhD

School of Population and Public Health
University of British Columbia

Dates of Visit: October 17 – 19, 2016

Purpose of Visit

Presenter at CHES Research Rounds
October 19, 2016
More than Doctors: How does an Undergrad Medical Program Benefit a Community?

During this visit to CHES, Dr. Lovato will also be meeting with individual members of the CHES community to discuss their research ideas, offer advice, and explore areas of joint interest.


Dr. Chris Lovato is a Professor in the School of Population & Public Health. She joined UBC in 1995 and was the founding Director of the Evaluation Studies Unit, Faculty of Medicine, from 2004 to 2015. Before joining UBC, she was a faculty member at the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston and San Diego State University.

Her scholarship is focused on conducting health evaluation and research that informs decision-making. Over the years, her studies have inquired into the effectiveness of community health initiatives, health services programs, and medical education. Her current research uses a systems perspective to understand the way programs impact the larger system within which they operate. Most recently, this has included examining the impact of locating a medical school in the community of Prince George and the impact of a provincial program designed to engage physicians in decision-making that improves patient care and the working environment.