Erica Frank

Dr. Erica Frank has established two new areas of global action research, the Healthy Doc = Healthy Patient link (improving health in Canada, Israel, Colombia, and the US through large studies examining and building on the strong and consistent link between physicians/medical students’ personal and clinical prevention practices), and the creation and study of the world’s first free, accredited, higher education (now used in more than 200 countries), NextGenU.org. She has more than 170 original peer-reviewed research publications, many in the world’s top research journals, including Academic Medicine, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Archives of Internal Medicine, BMJ, Canadian Medical Association Journal, CDC – Preventing Chronic Disease, JAMA (four first-authored articles), Journal of General Internal Medicine, and Medical Education. She is currently in her second term as a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Preventive Medicine and Population Health at UBC. Before moving to UBC in 2006, she was Professor, Division Director, Academic Vice Chair, and Residency Director for Preventive Medicine at Emory University, and a Research Physician, Medical Epidemiologist, and Medical Consultant at the U.S. CDC in Cancer Control, Health Care and Aging, Injury Control, Nutrition and Physical Activity, the Office on Smoking and Health, and STD Prevention.