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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Life expectancy varies by as much as 9.5 years across Metro Vancouver

First-in-Canada study reveals inequality between neighbourhoods has grown considerably since 2001.
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Spending time in nature promotes early childhood development

New UBC research suggests living in areas with high exposure to greenspace can help set children up for success.
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New text-message program helps ease transition to parenthood

UBC’s Dr. Patricia Janssen introduces SmartParent, Canada’s first parenting education program delivered by text message.
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Tackling the science behind the long-term effects of COVID-19

Meet the UBC researchers investigating the long-term impacts of the disease
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Study finds schools are not at higher risk for COVID-19

The researchers tested Vancouver School District staff during the 2020-2021 school year.
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New global air pollution and health impact study the most comprehensive ever

The study estimates the contribution of major sources of air pollution for 204 countries
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UBC chair will advance rural health education and research in B.C.

Dr. John Pawlovich appointed the next Rural Doctors’ UBC Chair in Rural Health
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Researchers create new software to prevent adverse drug events

The software is now being implemented in nine Lower Mainland hospitals, with more sites to come.
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Health of Canadians with disabilities suffering during the pandemic

Nearly 30 per cent of those polled are hesitant to get vaccinated.
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New program makes planning a birth after C-section simpler

UBC researchers have created a new interactive online program to support people who have had a previous C-section make better-informed decisions about navigating their next pregnancy and birth.
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