Researcher Profiles

Island Health Researcher Profiles 

Nearly 400 studies are currently approved under Island Health’s two research ethics boards. Our investigators and collaborators are conducting clinical trials in dementia, exploring physician and patient experiences with medical assistance in dying, developing peer support services for people with borderline personality disorder, and more.

Alex Henri-Bhargava 

Dr. Henri-Bhargava is a neurologist with fellowship training in behavioural neurology, as well as a master’s degree in Health Practitioner Teacher Education. He works in Victoria where his outpatient practice is focused on cognitive disorders like dementia, and he conducts clinical trials related to these conditions. As Medical Director of the Neil and Susan Manning Cognitive Health Initiative, he oversees health systems research to help clinicians better assess and treat cognitive disorders. Full profile 

Christine Lee 

Dr. Lee is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UBC’s Faculty of Medicine, and works as a researcher and medical microbiologist with Island Health. Trained in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology at the University of Toronto, her clinical and research interests include refractory and recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, antimicrobial resistant organisms, inflammatory bowel disease, and fostering appropriate lab use and best practices. Full profile 

Corrie Graboski

Dr. Graboski is Medical Director of Island Health’s outpatient clinics for amputee rehabilitation at Royal Jubilee Hospital, and for pediatric rehabilitation at the Queen Alexandra Centre. She also has a private practice focusing of the treatment of headache, primarily migraines, at Bayside Medical Centre in Brentwood Bay. Full profile 

Jolanta Piszczek

As a Board-certified Infectious Diseases Pharmacist, Dr. Piszczek’s focus is providing the highest standard of pharmaceutical care to patients requiring antimicrobials. She leads the production, planning and evaluation of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, which furthers this goal in a systemic way. Dr. Piszczek is an active researcher with a Master's in Evidence-Based Medicine, with interests in translational research and evidence-based policy. Her passion is helping new clinicians gain research experience and confidence. Full profile

Paul Winston

Paul Winston is the Medical Director of Rehabilitation and Transitions at Island Health. Dr. Winston is a physiatrist, and conducts research on spasticity, spinal cord and nerve injury, and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome through the Victoria Peripheral Nerve and Spasticity Clinic. Full profile

Roseanne Beuthin

Dr. Beuthin is an Adjunct Professor at University of Victoria’s School of Nursing and works as a researcher and clinical nurse specialist and coordinator for Island Health’s Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) program. She focuses promoting understanding of and ensuring access to MAiD. Full profile

Sean Spina

Dr. Spina is the Coordinator of Clinical Pharmacy Services at Royal Jubilee Hospital where he focuses his research on evaluating the impact of incorporating technology into clinical practice. Full profile