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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Access to safer supply rapidly increased during COVID-19

New clinical guidelines and policy changes across Canada helped drive scale-up in prescribing services.
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Unlocking the secrets of healthy aging — from society to cell

Dr. Michael Kobor is building a cutting-edge research program aimed at helping people live longer, healthier lives.
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How drug decriminalization in B.C. could help save lives

Addictions expert Dr. Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes answers key questions about the decriminalization of illegal drugs.
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A province-by-province look at excess deaths in Canada during the pandemic

New study examines excess deaths across Canadian provinces during the first 19 months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Fear of child separation, violence increases overdose risk for mothers

Researchers say mother-focused strategies are needed to reduce risk of overdose and other harms.
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Dr. Michael Kobor to lead new UBC research program in healthy aging

The Edwin S.H. Leong Healthy Aging Program is aimed at helping people live longer, healthier lives.
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Drones get blood to patients faster—and reduce waste

UBC researchers are partnering with colleagues in Rwanda to examine the use of drones for healthcare deliveries.
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Reduce ADHD with more parks, less pollution

New study explores association between ADHD and environmental exposures.
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More Canadians may be driving high since cannabis legalization

New UBC study shows THC prevalence among injured drivers has doubled since legalization.
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Spread cheer, not COVID

Tips for staying safe this holiday season.
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