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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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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B.C.’s school-based HPV immunization program cuts pre-cancer rates by more than half

HPV has been identified as the cause of almost all cervical cancers.
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First-of-its-kind guideline sets out best practices for delivering injectable opioid agonist treatment

The guideline provides strategies for delivering the treatment with for people with severe opioid use disorder.
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Science says when kids participate in team-based extracurricular activities, they have better mental health

Extracurricular activities that nurture a sense of belonging with peers appear to bolster preteen’s mental health.
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UBC researchers help find solutions to the overdose crisis

Every day at UBC, researchers are conducting research to gain a deeper understanding of the factors driving the overdose crisis and to determine potential solutions.
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Anxiety disorders during pregnancy and postpartum more prevalent than previously thought

Nichole Fairbrother discusses perinatal and postpartum anxiety, and why there is a need for improved screening.
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Harmful medication re-exposures could be avoided with new approaches

Around 75% of repeat adverse drug events could have been prevented through better monitoring and communications, according to new research by Corinne Hohl.
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Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity to receive $1 million

Led by Kate Shannon, the centre will test and evaluate a survivor-centric and trauma-informed approach to supporting survivors of gender-based violence.
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Music students perform better in school than non-musical peers

High school students who take music courses score significantly better on math, science and English exams than their non-musical peers, according to new UBC research.
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