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 study confirms that two doses of HPV vaccine provide long-lasting protection

Published in JAMA, it was the longest examination of the vaccine's most widely-used version.
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Tool launched to help parents allow ‘risky play’

Mariana Brussoni and colleagues launched an online tool to help parents change their approach to outdoor play.
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Consumer behaviour causing premature deaths from air pollution

SPPH Professor Michael Brauer, co-author of a new air pollution study, explains the cross-border impacts of air pollution.
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UBC study suggests that HIV therapy could be contributing to syphilis outbreak

Despite evidence that HIV therapy lowers immunity to syphillis, researchers say it is still vital for people to continue to using HIV therapy.
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The best way to prevent peanut allergies? Feeding your infant peanut-based foods early

The recommendations come from an official U.S. expert panel that included UBC's Edmond Chan.
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