Dr. Kimberlyn (Kim) McGrail, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in the School of Population and Public Health, and the Centre for Health Services and Policy Research. She is also scientific director of Population Data BC (PopData) and in 2017, appointed data director for the new BC Academic Health Sciences Network.
McGrail’s research interests include quantitative policy evaluation, aging and the use and cost of health care services, and the ethical and technical aspects of the development and operation of large linked data systems. She conducts her research in partnership with clinicians, policy-makers and the public. McGrail is a founding member of the International Population Data Linkage Network and founding deputy editor of the International Journal of Population Data Science. She was the 2009-10 Commonwealth Fund Harkness Associate in Health Care Policy and Practice, recipient of the Cortlandt JG Mackenzie Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 2016, and in 2017, a UBC award for Excellence in Clinical or Applied Research.