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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UBC researchers improving mental-health and addiction treatments with new provincial funding

The funding will support research in areas like child and youth mental health and treatments for opioid-use disorder.
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New study explores experiences of youth who use drugs as they navigate treatment options

The findings reveal key barriers to access and policy changes that could improve youth engagement with harm reduction services.
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Even low levels of air pollution contribute to increased health risk

A UBC-led study identified risk of mortality at pollution levels below many national standards.
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Nurturing through nature

UBC researchers have received a $1.3 million federal grant to help increase outdoor play in daycares.
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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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