Pat Camp, 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

Education and Training

  • BSc PT, University of British Columbia (1994)
  • MSc (Rehab Sci), University of British Columbia (1998)
  • PhD, University of British Columbia (2008)

Area of Interest

Dr. Camp's research interests focus on the diagnosis and management of individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  Currently, she has three main pillars of research:

  • rehabilitation for hospitalized patients with an acute exacerbation of COPD
  • Indigenous lung health, including epidemiological studies of COPD in remote and rural First Nations communities in BC, and developing an Indigenous pulmonary rehabilitation program
  • health service delivery and quality indicators for pulmonary rehabilitation programs in Canada

Her research utilizes methodologies based in implementation sciences, health services delivery, community-based research and knowledge translation. Ultimately, Dr. Camp's research will lead to improved quality of life and physical activity for individuals with chronic lung disease.

Selected Publications