Carol P. Herbert

Carol P. Herbert (Co-Investigator) is a Professor in the Dept. of Family Medicine at The University of Western Ontario.

  • She was formerly the Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western from 1999-2010 and headed UBC Dept. of Family Practice from 1988-98.
  • Her work as a full-service family physician, initially at REACH and then at UBC, informed her research, which has included projects on family violence and sexual assault, clinical health promotion and patient-physician decision-making in primary care, complementary and alternative medicine, and diabetes in Aboriginal communities.
  • She has been a leader in introducing a participatory research approach into primary care research.
  • Current research projects have focused on health impact of toxic contaminants in indigenous communities in Canada and in Africa ; a realist review of participatory research – what works, for whom, and in what circumstances; and the impact of gender and generational changes in an academic department of Surgery.