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About Our Research

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BCCDC collaborates with the University of British Columbia (UBC), Simon Fraser University (SFU) and other institutions to advance public health policy, applied research and clinical testing.

We are involved in a wide range of educational activities, including training health professionals and emergency preparedness personnel and providing reliable, 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 (UBC CDC), in cooperation with SFU and other institutions, leads research, education, knowledge translation and policy development in support of provincial, national and international programs for public health and disease control and prevention. Programs span many areas of infectious, chronic and environment-related disease. 

UBC CDC's mandate is to advance health research, teaching and public health policy by linking the academic and research expertise of UBC and SFU with the experience of public health professionals at BCCDC. It is our overarching goal to improve population health and address inequities.

The integrated structure of BCCDC and UBC CDC – one that combines service delivery, policy advice and research – is essential 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. 


Research and training

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. Some of our researchers are also affiliated with SFU or other academic institutions.

We engage in collaborative research and training with campus partners. BCCDC regularly welcomes graduate students pursuing master’s and doctorate degrees, hosts practicum and co-op students, trains medical residents and nurses in a range of specialties, and hosts postdoctoral fellows.

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

Activities and accomplishments

Each year, our researchers conduct dozens of studies and contribute to numerous peer reviewed journal articles, guideline revisions and news articles.

  • View the latest published research from BCCDC on PubMed.

  • Learn more about some of our currently funded studies and areas of research.

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

  • BCCDC Public Health Grand Rounds encourage new ways of thinking introduce new or updated ideas, and generate discussion around important public health issues.

Annual reports

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

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