Trainees

Dr. Saied Samiedaluie (UBC Department of Family Practice)

Laura Schummers (Harvard University School of Public Health)

Current Students

Becky Gormley (Masters Student, SFU Department of Public Health)

Tymarah Cholewa (Master's Student, UBC Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology)
Past Students

Wendy Gao (MPH Practicum Student, UBC School of Population and Public Health)

Paul Henning (MPH Practicum Student, UBC School of Population and Public Health)

Christopher Okpaleke (MPH Practicum Student, UBC School of Population and Public Health)

Ritu Ratan (MPH Practicum Student, UBC School of Population and Public Health)

Current Students

Melissa Brooks (Medical Resident, Dalhousie University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology)

Laura Riley (Medical Resident, UBC Faculty of Medicine)
Past Students

Althea Hayden (Public Health & Preventive Medicine Resident, UBC Faculty of Medicine)

Olivia Sampson (Public Health & Preventive Medicine Resident, UBC Faculty of Medicine)

Current Students

Eleanor Rushton (UBC Faculty of Medicine)
Past Students

Simone Bridgewater (UBC Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice)

Kristine Hui (UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Current Students

Emily Teng (University of California, Los Angeles Faculty of Economics)

Marek Blachut (University College London Faculty of Arts and Humanities)

Hannah Rahim (University of Calgary Faculty of Health Sciences)

Marabeth Kramer (UBC Faculty of Medicine)

Past Students

Eric Blachut (McGill University Faculty of Arts)

Suhani Thakore (UBC Faculty of Medicine)

Carmen Wong (UBC Faculty of Science)

Angie Xiong (UBC Faculty of Medicine

Adriana Mejia-French (UBC Faculty of Medicine)

Sandeep Chatha (UBC Faculty of Medicine)

Current Volunteers

Brian William Vickers 

Mani Asgharpour

Sofia Villarreal
Past Volunteers

Tina Gao (UBC Faculty of Science)

Winnie Lee (UBC Faculty of Medicine)

The Contraception Access Research Student Initiative (CARSI) is a medical student collaboration within CART-GRAC. This group was founded by UBC medical students interested in reproductive health and family planning. Sharing the same goals developed by CART-GRAC, CARSI hopes to support women’s equitable access to high-quality family planning knowledge, methods, and services.

Students involved in CARSI have the opportunity to develop and execute their own research questions under the guidance of expert scholars within CART-GRAC. This experience encourages medical students to develop both clinician and scientist skills through managing independent projects, and collaborating with community, academic and healthcare experts. In addition, involvement with CARSI promotes the CanMED competencies of Medical Expert, Communicator, Collaborator, Health Advocate, Scholar, and Professional.

Lingsa Jia (CARSI Team Co-Lead, UBC Faculty of Medicine)

Ann Hsu-Lin (CARSI Team Co-Lead, UBC Faculty of Medicine)

April Lu (CARSI Team Co-Lead, UBC Faculty of Medicine)

Elisabeth De Marchi (UBC Faculty of Medicine)

Jennifer Clune (UBC Faculty of Medicine)

Sara Lynskey (UBC Faculty of Medicine)

Ruphen Shaw (UBC Faculty of Medicine)