Dr. Seonaid Nolan, MD is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC), a Clinician Scientist with the BC Centre on Substance Use, the recipient of UBC’s Steven Diamond Professorship in Addiction Care Innovation and the Division Head for Providence Health Care’s Interdepartmental Division of Addiction.
Dr. Nolan completed her internal medicine residency and fellowship at UBC. Additionally, she completed a one-year clinical addiction medicine fellowship as part of the St. Paul’s Goldcorp Addiction Medicine Fellowship and two National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) sponsored addiction medicine research fellowships, including the International Collaborative Addiction Medicine Research Fellowship and the Research in Addiction Medicine Scholars program (jointly let by Boston and Yale University).
Dr. Nolan currently provides clinical care for individuals with a substance use disorder at St. Paul’s Hospital (SPH). As an addiction medicine physician, Dr. Nolan contributes substantially to the Clinical Care Guidance and education programs of the BCCSU, is a mentor for the International Collaborative Addiction Medicine Research Fellowship and is a preceptor for the St. Paul’s Goldcorp Addiction Medicine Clinical Fellowship. Through the support of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, the St. Paul’s Foundation and the UBC Steven Diamond Professorship in Addiction Care Innovation, Dr. Nolan is also the Principal Investigator for: (1) a hospital-based cohort study that seeks to improve health outcomes for patients with an underlying addiction at SPH (the OPAC study); and (2) an evaluation of BC’s Mental Health and Substance Use Services and the Provincial Health Services Authority’s Community Transition Team’s pilot program, which seeks to improve health outcomes for incarcerated individuals with an opioid use disorder as they transition from a provincial correctional facility back into community (the OPAC Corrections study). Beyond this, Dr. Nolan is also a Co-investigator on a number of observational studies and clinical trials, has helped to secure almost $9 million dollars in funding to support addiction research from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and NIDA, is actively engaged in knowledge translation and has received several honours for academic, research, teaching and mentorship activities including the Vincent Dole Award for research excellence, UBC’s Fay R. Dirks Award for Teaching Excellence and UBC’s Co-op Supervisor Recognition Award.