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James Johnston

James (Jay) Johnston is the head of Respiratory Medicine at VGH and the evaluation lead for TB Services at BCCDC. He is also a clinical professor in the UBC Department of Medicine and an associate member of the UBC School of Population & Public Health.

Research

Dr. Johnston’s research interests include tuberculosis (TB) epidemiology, treatment outcomes, drug resistance and genomics. He leads a multidisciplinary team that uses health administrative data to understand TB risk in the people that migrate to British Columbia. He is an active investigator in several publicly-funded multinational randomized control trials examining questions in TB screening, prevention and treatment. His team is also interested in understanding and improving the long-term health outcomes in people affected by TB. 

Bio

Dr. Johnston is a Michael Smith Foundation Health Professional Investigator. He has a Master of Public Health (MPH) from the Harvard School of Public Health and a Grzybowski Fellowship in TB research. He is the former vice president and conference chair of the North American region of the International Union against TB and Lung Diseases (The Union)

Publications

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