Anshula Ambasta

Dr. Anshula Ambasta is a general internal medicine physician, an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesia, Pharmacology and Therapeutics at UBC’s faculty of medicine, and a member of the Therapeutics Initiative.

She is an early career researcher who earned a Masters in Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Clinical Effectiveness. Her research focuses on improving the value of healthcare services using evidence-based implementation strategies.

She has been awarded grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, University of British Columbia, Choosing Wisely Alberta, Alberta Health Services, and the University of Calgary. Most recently, Anshula has been awarded a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Project Grant to Re-Purpose the Ordering of Routine laboratory Tests in hospitalized medical patients (RePORT), using multi-modal evidence-based de-implementation strategies across 30 hospitals in British Columbia and Alberta. RePORT study will be implemented and evaluated in a cluster-randomized stepped-wedge design, in close partnership with a dedicated RePORT Patient Advisory Council.