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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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