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James Johnston

James (Jay) Johnston is a tuberculosis physician and researcher at BCCDC. He is also an associate clinical professor in the UBC Department of Medicine.


Dr. Johnston’s research interests include TB epidemiology, treatment outcomes, drug resistance and genomics.


Dr. Johnston is the evaluation lead at Provincial TB Services at BCCDC. He is also the Head of the Respiratory Medicine Division at Vancouver General Hospital, an Associate Clinical Professor in the UBC Department of Medicine and an Associate Member of the UBC School of Population & Public Health. 

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 North American region of the International Union against TB and Lung Diseases (The Union)


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