Dr. Viviane Lima is an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia (since 2011), and the senior statistician and mathematical modeler at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (since 2006). She has learned tremendously through the years due to ongoing (inter)national collaborations, the mentoring of different students/fellows/statisticians, and the continual search for new knowledge.
Since 2006, Lima has received national and international awards and has an excellent publication record (over 70 peer-review publications). In 2012, she received a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award and a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH/NIDA). In 2013, she received a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), which was ranked number one (score 4.30) in her committee.
Lima envisions a very active career, in which she will create a three-branch research program including biostatistical methods to analyze health services delivery data; disease mapping methods to analyse spatio-temporal trends in disease burden; and mathematical models of disease progression and transmission. This program will definitely create great research opportunities and will provide a new setting in BC where trainees will be supported across a variety of disciplinary and methodological backgrounds, further enhancing BC’s competitive advantage in population-health research and in HIV/HCV research.
University: University of British Columbia
Department: Division of AIDS
Position: Assistant Professor
Research Location: BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS