Paxton Bach

Dr. Paxton Bach

Paxton Bach MD, MSc, ABIM, FRCPC, is a post-doctoral research fellow with the BC Centre on Substance Use and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He additionally serves as the Associate Director for the BCCSU Clinical Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program, and

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Dr. Geoff Bardwell

Dr. Geoff Bardwell Bardwell is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the BC Centre on Substance Use and the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (supervised by Dr. Thomas Kerr). His research focuses primarily on opioid drug use, overdose prevention, and the implementation of public health interventions targeted toward people

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Dr. Rielle Capler

Dr. Rielle Capler holds a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Masters in Health Administration. Dr. Capler’s research interests focus on drug policy and cannabis, including instrumental uses of cannabis and policy implications for equitable access. In her position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr. Capler is working with Dr. M-J

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Dr. Pierre-julien Coulaud

Pierre-julien PhD is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use. He holds a PhD in public health and a Master of Science in infectious diseases and a Master of Science in public health from Aix-Marseille University (France). His research interests include the substantive areas of

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Dr. Jano Klimas

Dr. Jan Klimas, PhD M.Sc. 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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Dr. Jenna Valleriani

Jenna Valleriani, PhD is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the BC Centre on Substance Use on the Qualitative and Community Based Research Team. In her position as a Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Valleriani is interested in cannabis and drug policy, focusing on a variety of topics such as instrumental uses of cannabis

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Rupinder Brar

Dr. Rupinder Brar

Dr. Rupinder Brar, MD, CCFP, CSIAM, is a Canada Addiction Medicine Research Fellow with the BC Centre on Substance Use and a primary care and addictions medicine physician with the PHS Community Services Society in the Downtown Eastside. She also works as an Addictions Consultant at St. Paul’s Hospital and

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Brittany Barker

Brittany Barker, MPP, is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the BC Centre on Substance Use. Her dissertation work assessed the public health impacts of aging out of the child welfare system among street-involved youth in Vancouver, with the hopes of informing future policy for the child welfare system in BC.

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Mary Clare Kennedy

Mary Clare Kennedy is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow with the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU), a Public Scholar with the University of British Columbia (UBC), and a Doctoral Student in the School of Population and Public Health at UBC. Mary Clare’s research focuses on the long-term health impacts

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