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Research Focus

BCCDC collaborates with UBC and SFU to advance public health policy, applied research and clinical testing.

We are involved in a wide range of education activities, including training health professionals and emergency preparedness personnel and providing reliable and current public health information to the general public.

UBC Centre for Disease Control

As the academic arm of BCCDC, the UBC Centre for Disease Control conducts and coordinates research, education, knowledge translation and policy development in support of provincial, national and international programs for public health control and prevention. Programs span many areas of infectious and chronic disease, as well as environmental hazards. 

UBC CDC's mandate is to advance health research, teaching and public health policy by linking the academic and research expertise of UBC with the expertise and experience of public health professionals at BCCDC.


As the provincial centre of excellence in research on the surveillance, control and prevention of infectious diseases and other public health threats, UBC CDC effectively links academia, governments, health organizations and the public in understanding and combating communicable, chronic and environment-related diseases. 


The unique integrated structure of BCCDC and UBC CDC – one that combines service delivery, policy advice and research – contributes greatly to identifying and responding to emerging public health threats. Embedding research within service allows the formulation of key research questions in response to problems discovered through service roles, and continually leads to innovative changes in public health policies and practice. 


The Centre's collaborative trans-disciplinary research programs span all service lines, linking together infectious diseases, chronic diseases and environmental hazards using a range of innovative technologies and methodologies such as genomics, mathematical modeling and novel epidemiological and statistical tools.

Latest research

The latest research from BCCDC is published on PubMed.

BCCDC in the news

Some of the latest findings from BCCDC scientists are in the news.

Grand Rounds

The full library of BCCDC Public Health Grand Rounds and Research Week sessions is on the PHSA Mediasite. For more about the sessions, see Grand Rounds

If you would like to be added to the email distribution list to be informed about new Grand Rounds sessions, please contact us at admininfo@bccdc.ca). 

Activities & accomplishments

Reports on the activities and accomplishments of our researchers, research staff members and trainees are published annually by PHSA. See the reports

Train with us

BCCDC researchers are affiliated with multiple academic units at UBC, including the School of Population and Public Health, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medicine, and Microbiology & Immunology. 

Through these relationships, we engage in collaborative research with campus partners, as well as in training. 

BCCDC regularly welcomes UBC graduate students pursuing Masters and PhD degrees, hosts MPH students completing their practicums, trains medical residents in a range of specialities, and hosts postdoctoral fellows engaged in specialized research programs.

If you are interested in research and training at BCCDC, please contact the researcher in your field of interest. See People

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