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Clarren Sterling

Dr. Sterling K. Clarren, MD, FAAP

Dr. Sterling K. Clarren, MD, FAAP – is a Clinical Professor, with the Division of Developmental Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, at the University of British Columbia, and an Investigator with Developmental Neurosciences and Child Health, Child & Family Research Institute. He is also a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington. He received his BA from Yale University and his MD from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He then completed pediatric residency training at the University of Washington School of Medicine before going on to do fellowships in Biosciences, Dysmorphology, and Congenital Defects at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He was on the faculty at the University of Washington as the Robert A. Aldrich Professor of Pediatrics until the fall of 2004 when he assumed the lead of the Research Network.


Jacqueline Pei

Dr. Jacqueline Pei, PhD, R.Psych.

Dr Jacqueline Pei is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta. Also a practicing Registered Psychologist for the past ten years, Dr Pei began her career as a criminologist and forensic counselor working with incarcerated youth. Motivated by this early work, she returned to academia to study youth at risk, child development, and neuropsychology, leading to her current focus on interventions for individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Building on her work with various community and government agencies, including serving on the FASD Clinical Diagnostic Team at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Dr Pei currently leads the Intervention Network Action Team (iNAT) for the Canada FASD Research Network.

Lauren Baugh

Ms. Lauren Baugh, BA, psychology – Communications Coordinator

Lauren Baugh has a long-standing interest in working with special needs populations, having previously worked as a Child Support Worker for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Since 2010, Lauren has worked for the University of Alberta as a research assistant in the departments of pediatrics, educational psychology and biomedical engineering. Her work has involved carrying out and coordinating studies regarding FASD interventions and the neurobehavioural deficits associated with FASD. As Communications Coordinator for CanFASD’s iNAT, Lauren oversees the iNAT’s knowledge translation and communication projects.

Katrina Kully-Martens

Ms. Katrina Kully-Martens, BA, M. Ed (in progress), Educational Psychology – Research Coordinator

Katrina Kully-Martens is currently completing a Masters degree in Educational Psychology with research and clinical interests concerning FASD and prenatal alcohol exposure, other neurodevelopmental disorders, and childhood trauma. In particular, Katrina’s interests focus on FASD psychological assessment and intervention along with public health and knowledge translation. She is involved in projects examining neurodevelopmental profiles and outcomes of children with FASD, as well as evaluating the development and effectiveness of intervention programs for individuals with FASD. Katrina’s graduate thesis will explore the effectiveness of a mathematics intervention for young school-aged children with FASD. She has recently joined the iNAT team as Research Coordinator.


Nancy Poole

Ms. Nancy Poole, MA, PhD candidate

Ms. Nancy Poole, MA, PhD candidate, works with the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health and with BC Women’s Hospital on knowledge translation, network development, and research related to improving policy and service provision for women with substance use problems and addictions. Nancy is well known for her collaborative work on FASD-related research, training and policy initiatives with governments and organizations on local, provincial, national and international levels.  She is the Lead of the Network Action Team on FASD Prevention from a Women’s Health Determinants Perspective for the CanFASD Research Network.  She has edited two books – Becoming Trauma Informed (2012) and Highs and Lows: Canadian Perspectives on Women and Substance Use (2007) both published by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Ontario Canada. Nancy is also known for leadership in piloting online participatory methods for knowledge generation and exchange, including virtual networks and communities of inquiry/practice.