Leah Lambert

Project Description

I am a Registered Nurse with a PhD in Nursing from the University of British Columbia, where I studied adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy after breast cancer. During my PhD I was supported by a CIHR Strategic Training in Health Research (CIHR-STIHR) Psychosocial Oncology Research Training and UBC doctoral fellowship. As a CIHR-MSFHR Health System Impact Postdoctoral Fellow, I have partnered with BC Cancer to address a critical challenge in the cancer system – improving transitions in care. My program of work is focused on identifying and mitigating barriers impeding effective care transitions for women diagnosed with breast cancer, including transferring follow-up to primary care settings. I will collaborate with an interdisciplinary team on research and health system initiatives that lead to evidence-informed improvements in care, better patient outcomes, and increased system performance. My aim is to determine how to most effectively provide quality and efficient health services and deliver excellent person-centred care across the cancer care trajectory. 

Research Interests

Health Services and Policy Research
Patient-Reported Outcomes
Models of Care
Transitions in Care

Research Methodology

Qualitative Methodology
Mixed methods
Patient-Oriented Research


Faculty of Applied Science