Dr. Jillianne Code is Assistant Professor of Education, whose area of research is at the praxis of Translational Research and Learning Technology. Before coming to the University of British Columbia, Jillianne was Associate Professor of Educational Technology and Psychology in the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria (UVic; 2011-17), and a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Assessment and Learning Technologies (2010-11). Dr. Code holds a Ph.D in Educational Psychology from Simon Fraser University, a M.Ed in Educational Psychology with a specialization Instructional Technology and a B.Ed in Secondary Science and Art Education from the University of Alberta.
Dr. Code’s most important role, however, is that of a heart failure survivor and two-time heart transplant recipient. Following her heart transplants, to honour the efforts of her medical team and the sacrifice of her donors, Dr. Code has worked hard to advocate for the inclusion of patients as partners in health care practice and research. As such Dr. Code is a public beneficiary member on the Medical Services Commission of BC, member of the Heart & Stroke Women’s Heart and Brain Health Research Steering Committee, and the first Patient Group Representative on Health Canada’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Medical Devices Used in the Cardiovascular System. Dr. Code is also an active keynote speaker, and in July 2016 co-founded the HeartLife Foundation, Canada’s first – and only – national patient-led heart failure organization. In October 2019, along with her co-founders of HeartLife, Dr. Code was awarded the prestigious Dr. Harold N. Segall Award of Merit from the Canadian Cardiovascular Society in recognition of their significant contribution to the promotion of cardiovascular health in Canadians.
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