Dr. Christine Voss is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. She is primarily based at the UBC Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management on the UBC Okanagan campus in Kelowna. She is also an Investigator with the British Columbia Children’s Hospital Research Institute and an Affiliate Investigator with Interior Health.
Christine completed her PhD from the University of Essex, UK in 2010. She joined UBC as a postdoctoral fellow in 2011 at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility in Vancouver, before joining the Children’s Heart Centre at BC Children’s Hospital and UBC’s Department of Pediatrics in 2015. In 2019, Christine relocated to beautiful Kelowna to join the newly established UBC Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management.
Christine’s overall research goals are to better understand how physical activity behaviours relate to current and long-term health outcomes in children in both clinical and community-based settings, and to identify strategies to improve physical activity participation in children. Christine’s research frequently utilizes state-of-the art technologies to understand complex physical activity behaviours, particularly in at-risk pediatric populations in whom such insight might inform clinical care.
Christine is an avid cyclist and proponent of active transportation, especially for schoolchildren in order to foster independence, increase physical activity, and reduce traffic in residential neighbourhoods.