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Marc White, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Family Practice

Faculty of Medicine

University of British Columbia, Work Wellness and Disability Prevention Institute

Marc White PhD is co-founder and CEO/President of the Work Wellness and Disability Prevention Institute, formerly called the Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia. Dr. White is the lead investigator for the Health and Work Productivity project, an academic community partnership dedicated to identifying and translating best research evidence to reduce impairment related job loss for people with chronic health challenges, including chronic pain. As part of this project the charity has produced 200 “research to practice” webinars which has 200,000 views and downloads. As a community organizer, educator, and researcher he is passionate about creating academic community partnerships to fast-track the use of research to inform decision-making, and to create collaborative approaches to the planning, implementation and evaluation of programs and initiatives.

Marc is also patient representative with the CHIR SPOR Chronic Pain Network. He is an active member of two committees - Patient Oriented Research and the Clinical Research Infrastructure Committee to enhance patient engagement in the full research cycle.  As a person with arthritis and peripheral neuropathy, with a history of chronic back pain, and lived experience of whiplash-associated disorders he brings multiple perspectives to the table.

Research Keywords: Systematic reviews, participatory action research, disability prevention, knowledge mobilization

CIHR Pillar(s): 
Health Services Research, Social, Cultural, Environmental and Population Health Research

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