Jane Buxton is a physician epidemiologist for hepatitis and the medical lead for harm reduction at BCCDC. She is also a professor and practicum director in the UBC School of Population & Public Health.
Dr. Buxton's field of research is harm reduction. She developed the inter-sectoral Drug Overdose and Alert Partnership in 2011 and the provincial Take-Home-Naloxone program in 2012. See Toward the Heart.
She is engaged in quantitative, qualitative and participatory research with marginalized populations, ensuring that people who use drugs are involved in developing priorities for research, policy and harm-reduction program evaluation.
Dr. Buxton holds an MBBS (Medicine), an MRCGP (General Practice UK), an MHSc (Community Medicine) and an FRCPC (Community Medicine).
She chairs the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Specialty Committee for
Public Health & Preventive Medicine, which oversees residency training
programs across Canada. Over the past 10 years, she has supervised over 100
students on placement at BCCDC. She also supervises MSc and PhD students at UBC.
- For a list of publications, see PubMed.