Clinician Scientist, St. Paul’s Hospital
Director, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Research Laboratory
fax: 8069274

Lab Location

St. Paul’s Hospital Burrard Building 454
1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 1Y6
Clinician-Scientist, UBC James Hogg Research Centre St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC

Her teaching responsibilities include: cardiac and pulmonary pathology; the principles of pulmonary rehabilitation; exercise testing in individuals with chronic lung disease; and chronic disease management. Currently, the majority of Dr. Camp’s time is dedicated to research and clinical practice. In the MPT program she is co-supervising a group of students wtih Dr. Darlene Reid, who are conducting a COPD research study as part of Rehabilitation Research I and II (PHTH 532 and 572).

  • Member of the Steering Committee for the National Framework for Lung Health
  • Member of the BCMA/BC Ministry of Health Guidelines and Protocol Committee for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Member of the Public Health Agency of Canada Working Group on the Surveillance of Chronic Lung Disease
  • Member, Canadian Thoracic Society
  • Member, American Thoracic Society
  • Member, European Respiratory Society
  • Member, Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals Society

Journal Reviewer: Thorax; Chest; Canadian Medical Association Journal; BMC Health Services Research; Gender Medicine; Quality of Life Research

Grant Reviewer: Public Health Agency of Canada

    Dr. Camp’s research interests focus on the diagnosis and management of individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Her current studies include:

  • The analysis of administrative health services utilization data to investigate the epidemiology and health outcomes of COPD
  • Gaps in the care of COPD
  • Risk factors associated with hospitalization for COPD
  • Optimal exercise prescription and the measurement of physical activity for COPD patients in hospital and as part of a pulmonary rehabilitation program
  • The development of clinical decision-making tools to aid in exercise and activity prescription

Dr. Pat Camp is a physical therapist and clinician-scientist at St. Paul’s Hospital. Her position is the first clinician-scientist appointment jointly supported by the Universityof British Columbia Department of Physical Therapy and the Providence Health Care Research Institute. As the clinical-specialist for the Respiratory Rehabilitation Program at St. Paul’s Hospital, Dr. Camp directs the clinical care and research activities associated with the program. As such there are opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to participate in research activities which are directly integrated into patient care.

Dr. Camp is currently recruiting trainees who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in the UBC Rehabilitation Science Research Program.

    Interested candidates should forward the following information to Dr. Camp:

  • An updated CV
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • A one-page letter outlining your research experience and future goals
  • See the Rehabilitation Sciences Research Graduate Programs website for information regarding deadlines and application proceedures.

1. Maltais F, Bourbeau J, Shapiro S, Lacasse Y, Perrault H, Baltzan M, Hernandez P, Rouleau M, Julien M, Parenteau S, Paradis B, Levy RD, Camp P, Lecours R, Audet R, Hutton B, Penrod JR, Picard D, Bernard S for the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Axis of the Respiratory Health Network, Fonds de la recherché en santé du Quebec. Effects of home-based pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with COPD. Ann Intern Med 2008; 149: 869-878.

2. Camp PG, Chaudhry M, Platt H, Roch M, Road J, Sin D, Levy RD. The sex factor: epidemiology and management of COPD in British Columbia. Can Respir J 2008; 15: 417-22.

3. Camp PG, Levy RD. A snapshot of COPD in BC and Canada. BCMJ 2008; 50:80-84.

4. Patel BD, Coxson HO, Pillai SG, Agusti AG, Calverley PM, Donner CF, Make BJ, Muller NL, Rennard SI, Vestbo J, Wouters EF, Hiorns MP, Nakano Y, Camp PG, Nasute Fauerbach PV, Screaton NJ, Campbell EJ, Anderson WH, Pare PD, Levy RD, Lake SL, Silverman EK, Lomas DA. Airway wall thickening and emphysema show independent familial aggregation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 2008; 178:500-5.

See publications by Pat Camp on PubMed