Dr. Jacquelyn Cragg

Principal Investigator

B.Sc. [Mathematics and biology] (University of British Columbia), M.P.H. [Biostatistics] (University of British Columbia), Ph.D. [Epidemiology/biostatistics] (University of British Columbia)
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia

Research Interests

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Dr. Jacquelyn Cragg aims to be a world leader in neuro-analytics, helping to uncover innovative treatment strategies and therapies for people suffering from neurological diseases. She is working with statistical algorithms to better understand neurological diseases, including Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and SCI.

Dr. Jacquelyn Cragg is an Assistant Professor in UBC’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and a Principal Investigator at ICORD. She is leveraging clinical and population “big data” sources and machine-based learning to identify novel, reliable predictors of spinal cord injury progression. She also researches other neurological diseases beyond spinal cord injury, such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

As the sole North American recipient of L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women In Science International Rising Talent Prize for 2019, Dr. Cragg is a champion for encouraging women and girls to pursue careers in science.

Techniques employed in the Lab

  • Longitudinal analysis
  • Meta-analysis
  • Statistical learning
  • Recursive partitioning
  • Survival analysis
  • Causal inference

Current Lab Members

High School Students Undergraduate Students Residents Ph.D. Students Postdoctoral Fellows Research Staff
Eliana Bond Ria Garg Sina Marzoughi Jan Rosner Dr. James Crispo Lisa Liu
Lisa Kuramoto

Current Opportunities in the Lab

There are currently no openings in Dr. Cragg’s lab. Please contact Dr. Cragg with inquiries.

Recent publications

  • Liu, LJW, Bach, P, Crispo, JAG, Kramer, JLK, Cragg, JJ. 2020. A Population Study of Prescribed Opioid-based Pain Reliever Use among Individuals with Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Canada.. Drug Alcohol Depend. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.108229.
  • Cragg, JJ et al.. 2020. Beneficial "Pharmaceutical Pleiotropy" of Gabapentinoids in Spinal Cord Injury: A Case for Refining Standard-of-Care.. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. doi: 10.1177/1545968320931516.
  • Liu, LJW, Rosner, J, Cragg, JJ. 2020. Journal Club: High-dose methylprednisolone for acute traumatic spinal cord injury: A meta-analysis.. Neurology. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000009263.
  • Kuramoto, LK, Sobolev, BG, Brasher, PMA, Tang, MW, Cragg, JJ. 2020. Constructing treatment episodes from concomitant medication logs: a prospective observational study.. BMJ Open. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-034305.
  • Squair, JW et al.. 2019. Sleep-disordered breathing is associated with brain vascular reactivity in spinal cord injury.. Neurology. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000008619.
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