Centenary Medal – Sabrina Wong

Sabrina Wong obtained her BSN from UBC School of Nursing and went on to finish her PhD at the University of California. After finishing her post-doctoral work at the Institute of Health Policy Studies, she came back to become a faculty member at UBC. She is a professor, appointed both at the School of Nursing and Centre for Health Services and Policy Research. Dr. Wong’s research program focuses on the delivery and organization of primary health care services, with a focus on health and health care inequities. She is currently working on improving the science and reporting of performance measurement in primary health care. This work entails: building a comprehensive information system that collects data from the best source. Best sources of data could include: survey (patient, provider, organization), clinical (electronic medical record), and administrative data. This work combines her expertise in survey development, psychometric analysis, analysis of large datasets, capturing patient reported experiences and outcome measures. She works with patients, clinicians, and policy makers in trying to align their goals for the improvement of a better primary health care system and health system planning. She is the co-director for the BC Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN), research lead for the BC Primary Health Care Research Network and co-chairs the SPOR Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovation Network Coordinating Office and the pan-Canadian CPCSSN.