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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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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Daily cannabis use lowers odds of using illicit opioids among people who have chronic pain

Findings from a new study suggest people are replacing opioids with cannabis to manage their pain.
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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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Birth control options out of reach for many low-income women

Many young women face high risk of unintended pregnancy due to the high cost of contraceptive methods.
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Vaginal tearing: why are episiotomies down despite some benefits?

A new study suggests that when it comes to births assisted by forceps or vacuum, the declining rate of episiotomies in Canada warrants a closer look.
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