Population Health

With a central focus on patient-centred care and innovative solutions, UBC researchers are committed to improving the health of our communities and access to care – both nationally and globally.

Together with our partners, our researchers are breaking down barriers to care and exploring further treatment and preventative initiatives in areas such as HIV/AIDS, HPV and addictions.

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Young people at the centre of the toxic drug poisoning crisis

A new book by UBC’s Dr. Danya Fast traces the experiences of young people who use drugs in Vancouver amidst a public health overdose emergency.
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People of colour less likely to be screened for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders: new study

New analysis involving 2,700 pregnant and postpartum people across the U.S. reveals a disproportionate lack of mental health screenings for people of colour.
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Trans people and the choreography of reproductive health care

A new book by UBC postdoctoral fellow Dr. A.J. Lowik explores the experiences of trans people accessing reproductive health care in British Columbia.
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Hospitals dealing with increasingly complex patients, data reveals

New UBC research highlights how patient needs in B.C. are evolving.
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UBC researchers develop model to accurately predict risk of C-section birth

The model could help improve birth care and guide interventions aimed at reducing the risk of caesarean birth.
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Study reveals surprising link between malnutrition and rising antibiotic resistance

A lack of crucial micronutrients may prime the gut microbiome for antibiotic resistance.
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New process for screening old urine samples reveals previously undetected ‘designer drugs’

UBC researchers have developed a more efficient way of identifying designer drugs circulating in the community.
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Genetic testing could greatly benefit patients with depression, save health system millions

Pharmacogenomic testing aims to match patients with medications that are more likely to be effective based on an individual’s genetic profile.
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UBC researchers launch new online tool to help teachers take their classes outdoors

The tool is designed to help parents, caregivers and educators gain the skills to support outdoor play and learning.
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Persistently high rates of severe maternal trauma during forceps, vacuum births in Canada

A newly published analysis by UBC researchers shows high rates of injuries with forceps and vacuum delivery in Canada.
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