As Director of Research at the Dalhousie University Family Medicine Teaching Unit in Fredericton New Brunswick, Bo is responsible for overseeing resident projects. In addition, she maintains a primary health care research program.
Bo is Chair of the Resident Project Committee which oversees all aspects of the resident projects across all seven Dalhousie University distributed family medicine learning sites in the Maritimes. She also works with many residents from sites other than Fredericton who are interested in completing a research project.
Bo serves on several Dalhousie University committees including the Departmental Research Committee, the committee which selects resident project awards, and a program evaluation committee.
In addition to the residency project responsibilities, she oversees a very active research program for the Fredericton Family Medicine Teaching Unit. As either Principle Investigator or a Co-investigator, she has been successful in generating millions of dollars in research funds over the years. As a result Bo has supervised many research assistants ranging from summer students to a postdoctoral fellow. In addition, she has hired many summer students who have gone on to complete medical school. Several have come back as residents to the Fredericton program.
As a researcher, Bo has given more than a 100 research presentations at local, regional, national and international conferences. She has published more than 50 peer reviewed research articles contributing to an academic knowledge base.
She attends several local, national and international conferences and has built a solid academic reputation resulting in her being appointed to a conference program committee.
She has served on the College of Family Physicians of Canada Section of Researchers Committee for seven years. Her academic contributions also include reviews for national and international granting agencies and peer reviewed journals. In summary, over the years, Bo has built a strong reputation as a primary health care researcher in New Brunswick. She has made a substantial contribution to the field of primary care research and is a productive primary health care researcher in New Brunswick.