Dr. Ekaterina Nosova

Ekaterina Nosova, PhD, is a Senior Statistician with the BC Centre on Substance Use. She works closely with Drs. Kanna Hayashi, Kora DeBeck, M-J Milloy, Thomas Kerr and other researcher scientists at the BCCSU, providing high-level advice to the leadership and investigators regarding complex data access, statistical analyses and challenging

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Jennifer Matthews

Jennifer Matthews, MSc, is the Observational Research Manager with the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU). She manages data collection for the Vancouver Injection Drug Users Study, the AIDS Care Cohort to Evaluate Exposure to Survival Services study, and other research projects; supervises frontline staff; and oversees frontline operations at

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Jill Fikowski

Jill Fikowski, MPH, CCRP, is the Clinical Research Manager for the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU). She oversees operations of clinical studies and evaluations taking place within the BCCSU. Jill has worked in substance use and mental health research for over 10 years across various health authorities, with local

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Dr. Geoff Bardwell

Dr. Geoff Bardwell is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the BC Centre on Substance Use and Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (co-supervised by Drs. Thomas Kerr and Ryan McNeil). His research focuses primarily on overdose prevention interventions in private and non-profit housing environments in Vancouver’s Downtown

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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 at the BC Centre on Substance Use and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. She is also an Associate Member in the Department of Anthropology at UBC. Since 2007, her ethnographic research in Vancouver,

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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. Jano Klimas

Dr. Jan Klimas, PhD, M.Sc., Ph.D. completed his doctoral training in Slovakia where he studied quality of social interaction, personality characteristics and personal changes in drug users across a range of settings. His debut Cochrane systematic review laid foundations for his current research on implementing psychosocial interventions in opioid agonist treatment

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