Patient Engagement


Patient Engagement can be understood as meaningful and active collaboration in governance, priority setting, conducting research, and in summarizing, sharing, and putting the knowledge gained into action (i.e., knowledge translation). It is important to note the term ‘patient,’ as applied here, is overarching and inclusive, referring to people with lived or personal experience of health conditions or issues, the people who support them, such as family members, friends and informal caregivers, and the communities from which they belong.

Cluster Themes

  • Patient Priority Setting
  • Advancing Methods for, and Evaluation of, Recruitment and Patient Role Optimisation
  • Advancing and embracing diversity in patient engagement in research in BC
  • Harnessing Digital Health Technologies

Projects in this Cluster

Cluster Lead | Erin Michalak


Dr. Michalak’s background is in psychology, with a PhD awarded from the University of Wales College of Medicine in the UK. Her research expertise lies in patient-engagement in research, Community-Based Participatory Research, knowledge translation, bipolar disorder, quality of life, eHealth/mHealth and implementation science.

More information about Erin is available at the UBC Department of Psychiatry website.