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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Wildfire smoke has immediate harmful health effects

New UBC research finds exposure to wildfire smoke affects the body’s respiratory and cardiovascular systems almost immediately.
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Heat may kill more people than previously reported

Even moderately hot weather may actually be killing thousands, not hundreds as previously reported.
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Peer mentorship programs vital for supporting women leaving prison

New Faculty of Medicine research underscores the value of peer mentorship programs in navigating the transition from prison back into the community.
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UBC experts answer coronavirus (COVID-19) questions

Faculty members share their expertise in specialties from pediatrics to psychiatry.
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Living near major roads linked to increased risk of dementia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and MS

The higher risk is likely due to increased exposure to air pollution.
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Sepsis leading cause of death worldwide

Condition responsible for one in five deaths globally, double previous estimate.
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New book offers candid look at life after prison for women

UBC faculty of medicine's Ruth Elwood Martin and former inmate Mo Korchinski are co-editors of the new book.
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Canadians dying at a higher rate in areas with more air pollution

The study is the largest so far to look at the relationship between air pollution and mortality in Canada.
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Drug discount cards could actually cost patients more

New research reveals brand-name drug discount cards are leading to higher health care spending in Canada — increased costs that are passed on to patients.
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B.C.’s school-based HPV immunization program cuts pre-cancer rates by more than half

HPV has been identified as the cause of almost all cervical cancers.
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