UBC PiMS Research Group
Pharmacoepidemiology in Multiple Sclerosis Research Group


Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Hilda de Jong

Hilda_profile_2012Previous Academic Training: PhD in Pharmacoepidemiology (Maastricht University, The Netherlands), MSc and BSc in Human Nutrition and Epidemiology (Wageningen University, The Netherlands)

Supervisor: Helen Tremlett, PhD

Projects: The long-term Benefits and Adverse effects of Beta-interferon for Multiple Sclerosis, New indications for old drugs: Do statins, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors or proton pump inhibitors impact long-term disease progression in MS?


Dr. Tingting Zhang

Previous Academic Training: PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences (UBC), MSc (Simon Fraser University), MD (Capital University, China)

Supervisor: Helen Tremlett, PhD

Project: Disease progression in multiple sclerosis


Dr. Jose Wijnands

Jose WijnandsPrevious Academic Training: PhD in Health Sciences, MSc in Public Health, BSc in Health Sciences (Maastricht University, the Netherlands)

Supervisor: Helen Tremlett, PhD

Project: The PrOMS study: explore and establish the existence of symptomatic prodromal phase(s) in MS



Dr. Kaarina Kowalec


Previous Academic Training: PhD in Neuroscience (UBC), MSc in Medical Microbiology, BSc (Hons) in Microbiology (both University of Manitoba)

UBC Academic Department: Neurology Division

Supervisors: Helen Tremlett, PhD and Bruce Carleton, PharmD

Project: Genotype specific approaches to preventing serious adverse drug reactions in multiple sclerosis





Graduate Students

Kyla McKay

McKayAcademic Status: PhD Candidate

Previous Academic Training: BSc in Neuroscience (Dalhousie University)

UBC Academic Department: Experimental Medicine Program

Supervisor: Helen Tremlett, PhD

Project: Epidemiology of multiple sclerosis: a focus on the impact of mood and anxiety disorders


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