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Dr. Diane Lacaille
Diane Lacaille MD MHSc FRCPC
Diane Lacaille is a Professor in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of British Columbia, and a senior scientist at Arthritis Research Canada, in Vancouver. She is affiliated with Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Center and she has a rheumatology practice in Richmond, BC. She holds the Mary Pack Chair in Arthritis Research from UBC and The Arthritis Society of Canada. She completed medical school and internal medicine training at Mc Gill University in Montreal, and her Rheumatology training and a Master’s in Health Sciences, clinical epidemiology, at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on two areas: 1) Studying the impact of arthritis on employment and preventing work disability. 2) Evaluating the quality of health care services received by people with RA, using a population-based cohort of RA for the province of BC. Her research has been supported by peer reviewed grants from the Canadian Institute for Health and Research, the Canadian Arthritis Network, The Arthritis Society of Canada and the Canadian Rheumatology Association. She was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in 2013 for her research contributions.