A. Fuchsia Howard

Dr. A. Fuchsia Howard is a registered nurse and assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia. In her research, she examines: 1) the health service needs of high-risk survivors of acute life-threatening illness, specifically, critical illness and cancer; and 2) the information and supportive care needs of people with endometriosis-related chronic pain. A. Fuchsia promotes socially responsive scholarship; generating evidence of survivor perspectives and priorities to enhance the accessibility and quality of health services. Her research program includes an integrative knowledge translation and patient-oriented thread of co-designing with clinicians and patients, innovative and engaging way of creating and sharing evidence, including digital innovations. The overarching aim of her research is to generate patient- and family-perspective evidence of their health and disability challenges as the foundation to designing and evaluating patient-centred healthcare to address the long-term burden of illness.