Dr. Karin Humphriesis the inaugural Scientific Director for the BC Centre for Improved Cardiovascular Health (ICVHealth). In this role, Dr. Humphries 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 BC.
Dr. Humphries has a doctoral degree in epidemiology and a background in biochemistry, kinesiology and experimental pathology. Her primary research focus is on sex differences in the diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of patients with coronary heart disease. She is currently conducting studies on the sex differences in health-related quality of life in young adults (<55 years) and conducting interviews with patients and physicians to understand what influences mid‐life men and women to adopt lifestyle changes following hospitalization for their first heart attack.