Dr. Geoff Bardwell

Dr. Geoff Bardwell‘s research seeks to understand how social, structural, political, and environmental contexts shape substance use and related public health interventions. He is a social scientist with training and expertise in both qualitative and community-based participatory research. He has conducted research across Canada in various settings, including community health

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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. Mary Clare Kennedy

Mary Clare Kennedy, PhD, is a Research Scientist with the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU). She is also a Canada Research Chair in Substance Use Policy and Practice Research and an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan. Dr. Kennedy’s

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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. M-J Milloy

Dr. M-J Milloy, PhD, is a Research Scientist at the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) and an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC). On January 1, 2019, he began his appointment as UBC’s inaugural Canopy Growth Professor of Cannabis Science,

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Dr. Lindsey Richardson

Dr. Lindsey Richardson, PhD, is a Research Scientist with the BC Centre on Substance Use and Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of British Columbia. She is a medical sociologist whose research focuses on the dynamics and impacts of employment, income generation, and poverty among people who

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Dr. William Small

Dr. Will Small, PhD, is a Research Scientist with the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) and Associate 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. Lianping Ti

Lianping Ti, PhD, is a Research Scientist and Health Administrative Data Lead for the BC Centre on Substance Use. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Her research largely focuses on understanding the intersections between substance use, infectious diseases, and

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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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