Addiction

Max Cynader, CM, OBC, PhD, FRSC, FCAHS

Max Cynader, CM, OBC, PhD, FRSC, FCAHS

Professor of Opthalmology & Visual Sciences

Eye diseases, glaucoma, dyslexia, stroke, neurotrauma, memory, vision, learning disabilities, hearing development, recovery after brain damage, ischemia, gene therapy

Evan Wood, MD, PhD, ABIM, FRCPC

Professor

Injection drug use, population health, epidemiology, urban health, HIV/AIDS, antiretroviral therapy, addiction, opioids, fentanyl

Anita Palepu, MD

Anita Palepu, MD

Professor and Program Director, Clinical Investigator Program

Urban health, addiction, HIV, medical editing, editorial independence, homelessness

Thomas Kerr

Associate Professor, AIDS Division

Harm reduction, injection drug users, HIV / AIDS, safe injection site, addiction, opioids, fentanyl

Catharine Winstanley, PhD

Catharine Winstanley, PhD

Associate Professor

Impulsivity, gambling, behavioural neuroscience, frontal cortex, dopamine, serotonin, addiction

Dr. Judy Illes, CM, PhD

Dr. Judy Illes, CM, PhD

Professor

Distinguished University Scholar

UBC Distinguished Scholar in Neuroethics

Ethics, brain, biomedicine, bioethics, neuroscience,

Dr. Illes is a world-reknowned pioneer of the field of neuroethics that was formally established in early 2000 to directly align biomedical ethics with neuroscience in research, clinical practice, and the commercialization of brain health. She received her PhD from Stanford University, and holds faculty appointments at UBC, the University of Washington in Seattle, and Clare Hall at Cambridge University in England. She is co-lead of the Canadian Brain Research Strategy of the International Brain Initiative, and sits on numerous advisory boards, including the Standing Committee on Ethics and the Institute for Neuroscience Mental Health and Addiction of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. She also is a newly appointed Director-at-Large of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Dr. Illes is often asked to provide expert consultation and testimony on ethics matters involving conflict of interest, neuroprivacy, and ownership of research data, governance, and regulation. She received the Order of Canada, the country’s highest citizen award, in 2017.

Brian Warriner, MD

Clinical Professor

All aspects of anesthesia practice – drugs, effects, monitoring, pharmacology, physiology, respiratory function, cardiac function, operative assessment, anesthesia for different disease processes, airway management, addiction in anesthetists, opioids, fentanyl

Reinhard Michael Krausz, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Professor

UBC PHC Leadership Chair for Addiction Research

Mental health, E mental health, psychiatry, vulnerable urban, addiction psychiatry, addiction treatment

Adam Lund

Adam Lund

Clinical Associate Professor

Event medicine, mass gathering medicine, mass gathering health, music festivals, electronic dance music events, special events, marathon, triathlon, emergency medicine, obstacle adventure courses, emergency department overcrowding, opioids, fentanyl, prehospital care, paramedicine

Edward Kruk, MSW, PhD

Associate Professor

Child and family policy and practice, fatherhood and fathering, family mediation and conflict resolution, co-parenting after divorce, substance and other addictions, harm reduction

Victoria (Vicky) Bungay, PhD, RN

Victoria (Vicky) Bungay, PhD, RN

Professor

Sexuality, sex work, harm reduction, drug use, intersectionality, ethnography, communication technologies, community based research

Dr. Stan Floresco, PhD

Dr. Stan Floresco, PhD

Professor

Dopamine, reward, decision making, cognitive flexibility, frontal lobes, addiction,

Lindsey Richardson, D.Phil

Lindsey Richardson, D.Phil

Associate Professor

Drug Use, Poverty, Social Determinants of Health, Social Welfare/Income Assistance, Precarious Employment

Shimi Kang, MD, FRCPC

Shimi Kang, MD, FRCPC

Clinical Associate Professor

Mental Health, Addiction, & Motivation Specialist

Medical Director, Child and Youth Mental Health, Vancouver Community

Psychiatry, mental health, parenting

Peter Reiner, VMD, PhD

Peter Reiner, VMD, PhD

Professor

Neuroethics, Cognitive Enhancement, Smartphones, Persuasive Technologies, Extended Mind, Autonomy, tDCS, Direct-to-consumer neurotechnology, neuromarketing, nudging

Mark Haden, MSW

Mark Haden, MSW

Adjunct Professor

Drug policy, illegal drugs, regulation of illegal drugs, cannabis, marijuana, psychedelics, hallucinogens, heroin, cocaine, addiction, parenting children with addiction issues, opioids, fentanyl

Guy Faulkner

Professor, CIHR-PHAC Chair in Applied Public Health

Physical activity, mental health, public health

Kerry Jang, PhD

Professor

Urban health, drug policy with regards to marijuana/cannabis, overdoses

Marvin Krank, PhD

Professor

Youth and adult substance use and abuse, cognition and substance use, prevention and intervention, measurement of substance use and program effectiveness

Brenda Lau, MD, FRCPC

Brenda Lau, MD, FRCPC

Program Director

Clinical Associate Professor

Anesthesiology, pain medicine, pain interventions, autonomic nervous system, rehabilitation, opioids, pain training, point of care, ultrasound, community clinics, regional pain services, movement rehabilitation, yoga, nutrition, prevention, post surgical pain, post trauma pain, headaches, back pain, whiplash, abdominal, fibromyalgia, widespread pain, neuropathic pain, chronic disease, Royal College pain medicine subspecialty, practice based evidence, injury prevention, post surgical care, non opioid pain services, myofacial release, IMS