Mary Clare Kennedy, PhD, is a Research Scientist with the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Dr. Kennedy’s research focuses on social-structural dimensions of health andinterventions designed to improve health outcomes among people who use drugs, with a current focus on supervised consumption services, novel opioidagonist therapies and safe supply programs. She applies both quantitative and qualitative methods in her research and has published numerous scientific papers in leading addiction, public health, and HIV/AIDS journals. Dr. Kennedy holds a PhD in Population and Public Health from UBC and a Master of Arts in Social Dimensions of Health from the University of Victoria. Her research is currently supported by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship.