Abbreviated curriculum vitae



2018 - Present | PhD, Experimental Medicine, University of British Columbia

2014 - 2018 | Bachelor of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia

Research experience

2018 - Present | PhD student (Experimental Medicine Program) and graduate research assistant, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia

Co-supervisors: Drs. William J. Panenka and William G. Honer

2017 - 2018 | Undergraduate research assistant, BC Mental Health and Addictions Research Institute, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia

PI: Dr. William J. Panenka

2015 - 2018 | Undergraduate research volunteer, Human Vision and Eye Movement Laboratory, Departments of Neurology, Ophthalmology, and Visual Sciences, University of British Columbia

PI: Dr. Jason J. Barton


Peer-reviewed primary research

Stubbs, J. L., Thornton, A. E., Sevick, J. M., Silverberg, N. D., Barr, A. M., Honer, W. G., Panenka, W. J. (2019). Traumatic brain injury in homeless and marginally housed individuals: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Public Health. DOI: 10.1016/S2468-2667(19)30188-4

Cherkasova, M. V., Corrow, J. C., Taylor, A., Yeung, S., Stubbs, J. L., Stoessl, J. A., McEwen, M. J., Cresswell, S.A., Barton, J.J.S. (in press). Dopamine replacement remediates risk aversion in Parkinson’s disease in a value-independent manner. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders. DOI: 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2019.08.014

Corrow, S. L., Stubbs, J. L., Li, C., Buss, S., Duchaine, B., Schlaug, G., Barton, J. J. S. (2019). Perception of musical pitch in developmental prosopagnosia. Neuropsychologia, 124(1), 87-97. DOI: 10/1016/j.neuropsychologia.2018.12.022

Stubbs, J. L., Corrow, S. L., Kiang, B. R., Corrow J. C., Pearce, H. L., Cheng, A. Y., Barton, J. J. S., Panenka, W. J. (2019). Working memory load improves diagnostic performance of smooth pursuit eye movements in mild traumatic brain injury patients with protracted recovery. Scientific Reports,  9(291), 1-11. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-36286-3

Stubbs, J. L., Corrow, S. L., Kiang, B., Panenka, W. J., Barton, J. J. S. (2018). The effects of enhanced attention and working memory on smooth pursuit eye movement. Experimental Brain Research, 236(2), 485-495. DOI: 10.1007/s00221-017-5146-6

Peer-reviewed commentaries/other

Stubbs, J. L. (2019). Harm reduction throughout the opioid crisis: A community responds. British Columbia Medical Journal, 61(4), 172-175. [Special feature]

Stubbs, J. L. (2018). Diagnosing pediatric mild traumatic brain injury: Current techniques in a vulnerable population. University of British Columbia Medical Journal, 9(2), 30-31. [Commentary]


Stubbs, J. L., Green, K.E., Silverberg, N. D., Howard, A., Dhariwal, A., Brubacher, J. R., Garraway, N., Heran, M. K. S., Sekhon, M. S., Torres, I. J., Aquino, A., Purcell, V., Hutchison, J. S., Panenka, W.J., on behalf of the National biobank and database of patients with traumatic brain injury (CanTBI) investigators and the Canadian Traumatic Brain Injury Research Consortium (CTRC). (2019). Atypical somatic symptoms in adults with prolonged mild traumatic brain injury recovery.

Barton, J. J. S., Stubbs, J. L., Pacquette, S., Duchaine, B., Schlaug, G., Corrow, S. L. (2019). Music perception in acquired prosopagnosia: An anterior temporal syndrome for faces, voices, and music. 

Cherkasova, M. V., Corrow, J. C., Taylor, A., Yeung, S., Stubbs, J. L., Stoessl, J. A., McEwen, M. J., Cresswell, S. A., Barton, J. J. S. (2019). Decision making in un-medicated and medicated Parkinson’s disease.

Select scholarships and awards

Research funding

My research is generously supported by the UBC Institute of Mental Health Marshall Scholar Award in Mental Health (2019-2021) and the UBC Four-Year Doctoral Fellowship (and previously by a BC Children's Hospital Research Institute Graduate Scholarship [2018-2019]).

Select awards

2019 - 2021 UBC IMH Marshall Scholarship in Mental Health

2016 - 2019 Top Presentation Awards at various departmental research days and undergraduate conferences

2018 - 2019 BCCHRI Graduate Scholarship

2018 Outstanding Achievement Award for an Undergraduate or Medical Student, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute

2018 UBC Faculty of Medicine Graduate Student Award

2018 CIHR Fredrick Banting and Charles Best Graduate Scholarship (Declined)

2018 UBC Faculty of Medicine Summer Student Research Project Award


Our work looking at traumatic brain injury and the general health of homeless and marginally housed individuals on the Downtown Eastside was featured by the Ubyssey.

Our eye-tracking work was featured in the January 2017 edition of the Vancouver Coast Health Research Institute ‘In It Together’ newsletter.…-and-accurate-concussion-diagnosis

Select activities

2019 - Present | Founding Director , Zero Block Society

2017 - Present | Editor, copy editor, Canadian Journal of Undergraduate Research

2013 - Present | Hiking volunteer, BC Mobilities Access Society

2018 - 2019 | Harm reduction and overdose response volunteer, Overdose Prevention Society

2008 - 2019 | Referee, BC Hockey and Hockey Canada 

                          (Hockey Canada Officiating Program of Excellence 2014 - 2018)