Cheyenne Johnson

Cheyenne Johnson, MPH, RN, CCRP, is the Co-Interim Executive Director with the BC Centre on Substance Use. In her previous roles as Director of Clinical Activities and Development and Director of the Addiction Nursing Fellowship, Cheyenne oversaw the development of provincial clinical care guidance documents and dissemination, including evidence-based clinical

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Dr. Perry Kendall

Perry Kendall, OBC, MD, FRCPC is the Co-Interim Executive Director at the BC Centre on Substance Use. As the province’s former Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Kendall was a leading voice in calling for public health approaches to substance use. During his term he advocated for the expansion of harm reduction,

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Dr. Thomas Kerr

Dr. Thomas Kerr, PhD, is Senior Scientific Advisor and Senior Scientist with the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU). Dr. Kerr is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of AIDS, Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and Associate Faculty Member in the School of Population

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Samantha Robinson

Samantha Robinson, MPH, RN, is Interim Clinical Director at the BC Centre on Substance Use, where she provides leadership for provincial clinical programs and supports the development of new clinical education initiatives with the BCCSU. Samantha brings 6 years of public health research and project management experience to the role,

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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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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 and Observational Research Pillar Lead with the BC Centre on Substance Use and Associate 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

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