Karin Humphries

Dr. Karin Humphries is an associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and holds the UBC-Heart and Stroke Foundation Professorship in Women’s Cardiovascular Health. She has a doctoral degree in epidemiology and a background in biochemistry, kinesiology and experimental pathology. Her primary research focus is on sex differences in the diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of patients with coronary heart disease.

Humphries is currently conducting studies on the sex differences in health-related quality of life in young adults (<55 years) and conducting interviews with patients and physicians to understand what influences mid?life men and women to adopt lifestyle changes following hospitalization of their first heart attack. Humphries holds several grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. She has published over 105 manuscripts and 75 abstracts.


University: University of British Columbia
Faculty: Medicine
Department: Division of Cardiology
Position: Associate Professor
Research Location: Providence Health Care Research Institute

Recent Publications

Toggweiler S, Humphries KH, Lee M, Binder RK, Moss RR, Freeman M, Ye J, Cheung A, Wood DA, Webb JG. 5-year outcome after transcatheter aortic valve implantation. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2013 Jan 29; 61(4):413-9

Cook RC, Yamashita MH, Kearns M, Ramanathan K, Gin K, Humphries KH. Prophylactic Magnesium Does Not Prevent Atrial Fibrillation After Cardiac Surgery: A Meta-Analysis. Annals Thorac Surgery 2013 Feb; 95(2):533-41.

Humphries KH, Toggweiler S, Rodés-Cabau J, Nombela-Franco L, Dumont E, Wood DA, Willson AB, Binder RK, Freeman M, Lee MK, Gao M, Izadnegahdar M, Ye J, Cheung A, Webb JG. Sex Differences in Mortality after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement for Severe Aortic Stenosis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012 Sep 4;60(10):882-6.

Tsadok MA, Jackevicius CA, Essebag V, Eisenberg MJ, MD, Rahme E, Humphries KH, Tu JV, Behlouli H, Pilote L. Rhythm Versus Rate Control Therapy and Subsequent Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation. Circulation 2012 Dec 4; 126(23):2680-7.

Lear SA, Chockalingam A, Kohli S, Richardson CG, Humphries KH. Elevation in Cardiovascular Disease Risk in South Asians Is Mediated by Differences in Visceral Adipose Tissue. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Jun;20(6):1293-300.