Beth Snow

Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences (CHEOS)

Beth Snow

Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences (CHEOS)

Biography

Dr. Beth Snow is the Head of Program Evaluation at the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS) at Providence Health Care. She holds a Credentialed Evaluator (CE) designation from the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) and is the President of the CES BC Chapter. Dr. Snow is lead the Evaluation of the Clinical & Systems Transformation Project, which is a project led by Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), and Providence Health Care (PHC) to standardize clinical practices and implement Cerner as a single, shared electronic health record (EHR) system across acute, ambulatory, and residential care facilities in these three health organizations. Her previous roles include: running a transdisciplinary research training program in gender, mental health, and addictions at the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health and five years as the Evaluation Specialist in Public Health at Fraser Health. She has taught at Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, and the Justice Institute of British Columbia. Dr. Snow earned a B.Sc. (Hons) in Biochemistry (with a minor in Drama) from McMaster University in 1999, a M.Sc. in Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences from the University of Guelph in 2000, a PhD in Human Nutrition from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2006, and her MBA from the UBC Sauder School of Business in 2014.

Dr. Snow’s work focuses on bridging the gap between research and evaluation evidence and health services delivery, with a strong interest in equity. Her research interests include evaluation, health services research, and health informatics. She co-authored the textbook Nutrition Basics: An Active Approach, and led the creation of a model of engaging marginalized populations in health services planning.