About Us

The IDEA Lab brings people together to contribute to Innovation in DEmentia care and Aging. We are a team of people who have shared values who innovate together towards the improvement of dementia care.

We do Patient-Oriented Research (POR) for all our projects. It’s citizen science where everyone does their part to contribute and make the world a better place. Our projects with patient partners are potent tools for students, at all levels, to gain practical skills in academic and professional advancement. We learn from each other and support each other’s growth. Our productivity outcomes matter and we intend to share through papers, presentations, our website and by elevating voices for greater visibility.

We are curious and seek to understand how technologies can be best used for humanity. We engage in democratic collaboration in scientific research for social good. 

Our research teams are JEDIIs. We value: 




Indigenization, and 


Everyone is valued in our lab. Relationships are our foundation.

Want to learn more about our team members? See below.

Our Team

Lillian Hung

Dr. Lillian Hung is an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia School of Nursing, and a Clinician Scientist at the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.

Dr. Hung is interested in patient-oriented research and the innovation of care for those living with dementia and their caregivers. She is a connector of people and a supporter of passionate new researchers.

Through the creation of the IDEA Lab, Dr. Hung has brought together a team of enthusiastic academics and patient and family partners who are pursuing innovation in dementia and aging research through co-designing of projects and sharing in the benefits of collaborative research.