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As a leader of independent, policy relevant research and graduate training, UBC’s Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR) is dedicated to fostering visionary research within a collaborative and innovative research environment. Our work engages and informs health policy on issues that matter to Canadians.

Featured Publication

A Problem of Money and Health: The Need for Value in Healthcare

CHSPR faculty member Jason Sutherland penned an editorial for a special issue of Healthcare Policy focused on value in healthcare. The articles in the issue describe current efforts, successes and failures to improve value from healthcare, and several are authored by speakers from the 2023 CHSPR Conference.

Sutherland JM. A Problem of Money and Health: The Need for Value in Healthcare. 2023 May;18(4):8-17. doi:10.12927/hcpol.2023.27097. Read more

Recent Publications

Ghanbarian S, Wong GWK, Bunka M, Edwards L, Cressman S, Conte T, Price M, Schuetz C, Riches L, Landry G, Erickson D, McGrail K, Peterson S, Vijh R, Hoens AM, Austin J, Bryan S. Cost-effectiveness of pharmacogenomic-guided treatment for major depression. CMAJ. 2023 Nov 14;195(44):E1499-E1508. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.221785. Read more

Aggarwal M, Katz A, Kokorelias KM, Wong ST, Aghajafari F, Ivers NM, Martin-Misener R, Aubrey-Bassler K, Breton M, Upshur REG, Kwong JC. What are effective vaccine distribution approaches for equity-deserving and high-risk populations during COVID-19? Exploring best practices and recommendations in Canada: protocol for a mixed-methods multiple case codesign study. BMJ Open. 2023 Nov 8;13(11):e072238. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-072238. Read more

Rebić N, Law MR, Brotto LA, Cragg JJ, De Vera MA. The Intersectional Impact of Cost-Related Non-Adherence and Depression: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of the Canadian Community Health Survey by Sex, Race, and Indigeneity. Community Ment Health J. 2023 Nov 6. doi: 10.1007/s10597-023-01202-1. Online ahead of print. Read more

Ow N, Marchand K, Liu G, Mallia E, Mathias S, Sutherland J, Barbic SP. Patterns of service utilization among youth with substance use service need: a cohort study. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy. 2023 Nov 3;18(1):62. doi: 10.1186/s13011-023-00572-9. Read more

Grudniewicz A, Randall E, Lavergne MR, Marshall EG, Jones L, Rudoler D, Horrey K, Mathews M, McKay M, Mitra G, Scott I, Snadden D, Wong ST, Goldsmith LJ. Factors influencing practice choices of early-career family physicians in Canada: a qualitative interview study. Human Resources for Health. 2023 Oct 26;21(84). Read more

Johnson KM, Cheng L, Yin Y, Carter R, Chow S, Brigham E, Law MR. Impact of income-based public drug coverage deductibles on adherence to asthma medications. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2023 Oct 21:S1081-1206(23)01345-5. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2023.10.017. Online ahead of print. Read more

Jessri M, Jacobs A, Ng AP, Bennett C, Quinlan A, Nutt C, Brown J, Hennessy D, Manuel DG. Development and Evaluation of the Dietary Pattern Calculator (DiPaC) for Personalized Assessment and Feedback. Can J Diet Pract Res. 2023 Oct 12:1-7. doi: 10.3148/cjdpr-2023-013. Online ahead of print. Read more

Sutherland JM. The Tangled Web of Integrating Health and Social Services in Canada. Healthc Policy. 2023 Oct;19(SP):8-9. doi: 10.12927/hcpol.2023.27183. Read more

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Recruiting for Faculty Position in Translational Medicine

July 2023: The UBC Faculty of Medicine invites applications for a faculty position in Translational Medicine in the School of Population and Public Health. The successful candidate will be eligible to hold a full-time appointment at the rank of Professor (tenure) and will be affiliated with CHSPR.

Upcoming Events

PharmaWhere? Exploring the Future of Drug Coverage in Canada

2024 CHSPR Health Policy Conference
March 5, 2024
Vancouver or Virtual

Past Events

Film Screening | Falling Through the Cracks: Greg’s Story

Nov 16, 2023, 4:30-6 pm PT
SPPH | In-person

CHSPR/CAE Seminar | Critical Data Studies Meets Data Governance

Tracey Lauriault, Carleton University
Oct 30, 2023, 12:30-2 pm PT

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