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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Police presence near supervised consumption sites in Toronto discouraging access

Research led by Geoff Bardwell at the BC Centre on Substance Use suggests that policing may be a key barrier to accessing life-saving health service.
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Alternative income assistance payment schedules could reduce drug use and related harm

Study led by Lindsay Richardson examined whether varying the timing and frequency of income assistance payments can mitigate drug-related harms.
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Are Canadians kept in the dark about potential drug safety risks?

Government warnings about potential drug safety risks vary significantly across countries, according to a new study co-authored by UBC researchers.
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Most British Columbians support policies to boost vaccine uptake: New research

According to the study, more than 80 per cent of respondents held positive attitudes towards immunization.
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UBC’s Kim McGrail is leading an $81M initiative to increase access to health research data

The new platform will make it easier for researchers to access and analyze health research data.
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Filtered diesel exhaust may worsen allergy-induced lung impairment more than unfiltered

Filtered air pollution from diesel engines could make allergy-induced lung impairment worse than exposure to unfiltered diesel exhaust.
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Psychedelics: A new frontier in addiction medicine

The philanthropic community steps up to fill a funding gap in psychedelic-assisted therapy for treating opioid and other substance use disorders.
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More than one in 10 Canadians want to be in an open relationship

A sizeable number of Canadian adults are either in or would like to be in an open relationship, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia.
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New technique reveals big data from tiny babies

International research team finds major molecular changes unfold during newborns’ first week of life.
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Prioritizing women’s health

Dr. Deborah Money mentors the next generation of women’s health researchers.
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