Dr. Jade Boyd

Dr. Jade Boyd, PhD, is a Research Scientist with the BC Centre on Substance Use and Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. She draws upon qualitative, ethnographic and community-based methods to examine social, structural and environmental factors that impact people who use drugs,

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Dr. Kora DeBeck

Dr. Kora DeBeck, PhD, is a Research Scientist with the BC Centre on Substance Use and Assistant Professor in the School of Public Policy at Simon Fraser University. Her research focuses on informing and evaluating health and policy interventions to reduce health and social harms among people who use drugs, with

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Dr. Danya Fast

Dr. Danya Fast, PhD, is a Research Scientist with the BC Centre on Substance Use and a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar. Dr. Fast works closely with the At-Risk Youth Study. Her research uses ethnographic methods to examine the embodied and situated complexity of addiction, blood borne infections

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Dr. Kanna Hayashi

Dr. Kanna Hayashi, PhD, is a Research Scientist with the BC Centre on Substance Use, the St. Paul’s Hospital Chair in Substance Use Research, and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University. Her primary research interests and expertise include social and clinical epidemiology of substance use, community-based

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Dr. Rod Knight

Dr. Rod Knight, PhD, is a Research Scientist with the BC Centre on Substance Use and leads a program of research focusing on the impacts of drug- and sexual-related harms among young people, including those that can arise from the sexualized use of substances. His research partners closely with several

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Dr. Ryan McNeil

Dr. Ryan McNeil, PhD, is a Research Scientist with the BC Centre on Substance Use and Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Through his qualitative and ethnographic research, he seeks to identify social, structural, and environmental influences on risk, harm, and health

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Dr. M-J Milloy

Dr. M-J Milloy, PhD, is a Research Scientist with the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) and Assistant Professor in the Division of AIDS, Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Dr. Milloy is an infectious disease epidemiologist whose research focuses on the interrelationships between illicit drugs and

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Dr. Lindsey Richardson

Dr. Lindsey Richardson, PhD, is a Research Scientist with the BC Centre on Substance Use and Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of British Columbia. She is a medical sociologist whose research focuses on the determinants and consequences of employment, income generation, and socio-economic marginalization among

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Dr. William Small

Dr. Will Small, PhD, is a Research Scientist with the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. Dr. Small’s work applies social science methods to study public health issues among illicit drug users, with a focus on HIV

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Dr. M. Eugenia Socías

Dr. Eugenia Socías, MD, MSc, is a Research Scientist with the BC Centre on Substance Use and Assistant Professor in the Division of AIDS, Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. With a background in infectious diseases and addiction medicine, Dr. Socías’ research interests focus on health services

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