Dr. Emily Brigham – MD, MHS


Assistant Professor, Respiratory Medicine, UBC
Research Scientist, Legacy for Airway Health


Dr. Brigham received her professional degrees at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health, completing her residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital where she was subsequently hired as faculty. She has been awarded highly competitive research awards through the National Institutes of Health, including a National Service Research Award, a Mentored Clinical Research Scholar Award, and most recently a Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award. Her research is focused on: (1) the impact of diet and other metabolic factors on respiratory health in airways disease, (2) how these factors may augment or mitigate the symptomatic and inflammatory response to air pollution and other pro-inflammatory exposures, and (3) ways to translate these findings into action to improve respiratory health, particularly within vulnerable populations. Aligned with her research, she has clinical expertise in the care of patients with airways disease, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Areas of interest:

Asthma; Climate change; COPD; Environmental health; Health equity

Contact info:

The Lung Centre
Legacy for Airway Health