Pat Camp, BSc (PT), MSc (Rehab Sci), PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy

Room 166, 1081 Burrard Street
St. Paul's Hospital
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6

Phone Number: 
(604) 806-9144
Fax Number: 
(604) 806-9274
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Dr. Pat Camp is a physical therapist and clinician-scientist at St. Paul's Hospital.  Her position is the first clinician-scientist appointment jointly supported by the University of British Columbia Department of Physical Therapy and the Providence Health Care Research Institute.  As the clinical-specialist for the Respiratory Rehabilitation Program at St. Paul's Hospital, Dr. Camp directs the clinical care and research activities associated with the program.  As such there are opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to participate in research activities which are directly integrated into patient care.


Her teaching responsibilities include:  cardiac and pulmonary pathology; the principles of pulmonary rehabilitation; exercise testing in individuals with chronic lung disease; and chronic disease management.  Currently, the majority of Dr. Camp's time is dedicated to research and clinical practice.

Other Academic and Professional Activities

  • Member of the Steering Committee for the National Framework for Lung Health
  • Member of the BCMA/BC Ministry of Health Guidelines and Protocol Committee for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Member of the Public Health Agency of Canada Working Group on the Surveillance of Chronic Lung Disease
  • Member, Canadian Thoracic Society
  • Member, American Thoracic Society
  • Member, European Respiratory Society
  • Member, Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals Society
  • Journal Reviewer: Thorax; Chest; Canadian Medical Association Journal; BMC Health Services Research; Gender Medicine; Quality of Life Research
  • Grant Reviewer: Public Health Agency of Canada

Area of Interest

Dr. Camp's research interests focus on the diagnosis and management of individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  Her current studies include:

  • The analysis of administrative health services utilization data to investigate the epidemiology and health outcomes of COPD
  • Gaps in the care of COPD
  • Risk factors associated with hospitalization for COPD
  • Optimal exercise prescription and the measurement of physical activity for COPD patients in hospital and as part of a pulmonary rehabilitation program
  • The development of clinical decision-making tools to aid in exercise and activity prescription

Selected Publications