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Sandra Lauck

Scientist, PHD, RN

Dr. Sandra Lauck holds the first UBC School of Nursing appointment as an embedded nurse clinician-scientist.

Research Interests

  • Processes of care to support innovations in cardiac care
  • Patients’ experiences of care
  • Frailty and care of the older adult

She previously served as the Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Vancouver transcatheter heart valve program, and the provincial director of the Cardiac Services BC structural heart disease program.

She completed her Ph.D. at UBC and received a Heart & Stroke Foundation Nursing Research and a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Doctoral awards. Her clinical expertise and leadership were recognized with the College of Registered Nurses Award of Distinction and the Canadian Health Care Leaders Excellence in Nursing Award.

Dr. Lauck shares her time between the cardiac program at St. Paul’s Hospital and UBC. She leads a program of research focused on cardiac health service delivery and the study of patients’ experiences of care. She is a scientist at the Centre for Heart Valve Innovation. Among other studies, she is a co-investigator of the Multidisciplinary, Multimodality but Minimalist Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (3M TAVR), the Safety and Feasibility of Early Discharge Using the Portico Self-Expanding for Transfemoral TAVR (SAFE TAVR), and the Protein and Exercise to Reverse Frailty in Older Men and Women Undergoing AVR (PERFORM AVR), all multisite, international trials. She is committed to linking clinical practice, academia and policy through engagement with patients, clinicians, researchers and government.

Additional Affiliations
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, St. Paul’s Hospital and Heart & Stroke Foundation Professorship in Cardiovascular Nursing at UBC
  • Clinician Scientist, Heart Centre, St. Paul’s Hospital