Introducing…Dr. Pamela Woitschach

Introducing…Dr. Pamela Woitschach, who has accepted a post-doctoral Fellowship position with the Patient-Centred Measurement Methods Cluster to undertake analytical projects and capacity-building related to measurement validation with a particular focus on statistical methods for missing data and representativeness. This work will be completed using patient-centred measurement data collected through our BCPCM provincial surveys and with funding from the BC SUPPORT Unit.  

Pamela completed her Master’s degree in health and social research methodology and measurement, and her PhD on psychometrics and statistical methods with contributions to policy studies in the social sciences - both from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. Pamela has been a visiting scholar at UBC from 2017-2019 in the Measurement, Evaluation & Research Methodology (MERM) Program and is currently a post-doctoral research fellow in MERM—under the direction of Dr. Bruno Zumbo.

Pamela’s program of research focuses on research methods for large-scale measurement and evaluation. She has published papers in international peer-reviewed journals, presented at international conferences, and has been commissioned on 7 occasions to lead national studies, write reports and analytical studies for federal government ministries in Spain and in her home country of Paraguay. 

Pamela will fill this role beginning on October 15th and the Fellowship will continue until the end of our PCM Methods Cluster mandate on March 31st, 2021.  Drs. Rick Sawatzky and Bruno Zumbo will provide oversight to Pamela’s Fellowship activities. She will split her time between the Office of Patient-Centred Measurement at Providence Health Care and at the MERM Program at UBC.