Gillian Goobie

Dr. Gillian Goobie completed her MD and internal medicine residency at the University of Calgary, followed by completion of her respirology fellowship at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2019.

After completing her fellowship, Gillian obtained her PhD in the Department of Human Genetics within the School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh, where she investigated the impact of neighborhood-level disadvantage and air pollution on clinical outcomes and the epigenome in patients with interstitial lung diseases (ILDs).

Upon completing her PhD, Gillian returned to UBC as a postdoctoral fellow and respirologist specializing in the care of patients with ILD in the Pacific Lung Health Centre at St. Paul’s Hospital. She will be supervised by Drs. Chris Ryerson and Tillie Hackett in the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, where she will investigate how air pollution exposures interact with genetic, epigenetic, and structural risk factors in patient with ILD. This work will expand on her PhD research, unveiling causal pathways linking harmful environmental exposures with ILD development and progression. In her spare time, Gillian loves to bike and ski.

For an up-to-date list of Gillian’s publications, see ResearchGate or PubMed.