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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Researchers unlock TB vaccine puzzle in findings that could save millions of newborns

UBC researchers among an international team to identify the mechanism behind one of science’s most enduring mysteries.
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UBC discovery opens new avenues for designing drugs to combat drug-resistant malaria

Researchers have shown a key difference in the three-dimensional structures of a key metabolic enzyme in the parasite that causes malaria compared to its human counterpart.
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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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Guideline supports people living with alcohol addiction

The guideline aims to bridge the significant research-to-practice gap in this field.
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One in two homeless people may have experienced a head injury in their lifetime

Almost one in four may have experienced a head injury that is moderate or severe.
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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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