The Pharmacogenetics Project
Through participatory research workshops, ethnographic probes and online forms done with physicians and pharmacists, this project identifies the clinicians' attitudes and perspectives towards emerging digital technologies like pharmacogenetics (PGx).
Research Assistant at the Health Design Lab
Allison Chan - Research Assistant
Andrew Siu - Strategic Advisor
Haig Armen - Faculty
October 2019 - June 2020
Identify the clinician’s perspective, knowledge
and attitude of PGx
Formulate a method to measure the shift in physician’s perspective
Create tools that can be used later to facilitate further investigations
Plans to host in- person workshops were set in place from the get-go. However, the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt in the schedule, as the province of BC was instructed to practice social distancing. In order to carry out the research, the team took the necessary measures to adapt to the situation.
To start off our research, we looked into existing research material. The list of resources comprises mostly of academic studies. Using the information we gathered from these sources, we created maps that reflected our understanding.
Co-design Workshop with GenomeBC
The team lead a co-design session with six participants from Genome BC at their offices on Friday, January 17th, 2020. The goal of the session was to help us get a better understanding of what we want to learn from the workshop that we will be having with physicians and pharmacists in February.
With our findings from the activities, we were able to:
• Address and validate some of the themes found in our secondary research
• Identify “Trust” an overarching theme
• Use the information that we will later retrieve in the physician’s workshop to compare and contrast the findings that we received from this workshop with Genome BC