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Dr. Karin Humphries
Faculty of Medicine
University of British Columbia
Applied (Clinical and Engineering Applications)
Dr. Karin Humphries is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and holds the UBC-Heart and Stroke Foundation Professorship in Women’s Cardiovascular Health. She has a doctoral degree in epidemiology and a background in biochemistry, kinesiology, and experimental pathology. Her primary research focus is on sex and gender differences in the diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes in subjects with coronary artery disease. Dr. Humphries is currently investigating the impact of sex-specific cut-points for high sensitivity cardiac troponin on the treatment and outcomes of women presenting to the emergency department with chest pain. Dr. Humphries is also the Director of the cardiovascular program, ICVHealth, at the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcomes Sciences (CHEOS). In this role, she is committed to improving health outcomes for British Columbians at risk for, or living with, cardiovascular disease by generating and applying new evidence to improve the delivery of cardiovascular care in the province.