Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
phone: 6049926268

MD – Harvard Medical School
MPH – University of Washington
Pediatrics Residency training: Halifax and Vancouver
US Board Certified: Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine/Public Health

Full time Academic Appointments
University of Hawaii – Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
University of Kansas – Associate Professor, Preventive Medicine; Family and Community Medicine
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOMED) – John S. and Doris M. Andrews Chair in Community Health

Practice: Adolescent Medicine, Family Medicine, Aboriginal Healthcare, Public Health
Medical Director and Epidemiologist – Mahoning County (Ohio)
Executive Medical Director for Quality and Safety – Vancouver Island Health Authority
Assistant Director – Vancouver Coastal Health Research institute

Current non-UBC appointments:
University of Victoria – Adjunct Associate Professor – Health Information Sciences
University of Victoria – Adjunct Professor – Public Health and Social Policy
Nova Southeastern University – Adjunct Associate Professor – Medical Informatics


Frisch, L and Morrison K. Likelihood Ratios and Bayesian Reasoning – a Commentary. Southern Medical Journal, in press (2012)

Frisch N, Frisch L. Application of language processing techniques to capture
the use of nursing clinical terms from narrative statements: report of a pilot
study. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2011;164:323-7.

Frisch N, Frisch L. Keeping the vision for health care reform. Beginnings.
2010 Spring;30(2):12-3.

Frisch L, Anscombe L, Bamford M. How can we know whether short term trends in
a hospital’s HSMR are significant? Stud Health Technol Inform. 2009;143:149-54.

Stefanak M, Frisch L, Palmer-Fernandez G. An organizational code of public
health ethics: practical applications and benefits. Public Health Rep. 2007

Frisch L, Plessinger A. Fatal passenger vehicle crashes with at least 1 driver
younger than 15 years: a fatality analysis reporting system study. J Rural
Health. 2007 Spring;23(2):158-62.

Frisch L. Fatal passenger vehicle crashes 1999 to 2004 with drivers under age
15: the impact in Texas and other southern and southwestern states. South Med J.
2007 Mar;100(3):324-7.

Research Interests:
Cervical Dysplasia
Childhood Injury – fatal motor vehicle crashes
Medical and Nursing Informatics; patient entry of data into EHR/PHR; text mining & predictive analytics
Longitudinal analysis of public health and hospital mortality data

Courses Taught
Public Health Informatics
Children’s Environmental Health
Climate Change and Health
Communicable Disease Epidemiology
Topics in Health Information Sciences
“Health of the Public”