Dr. Jane Buxton


School of Population and Public Health

Faculty of Medicine

I am a professor and director of the masters of public health practicum program in the School of Population and Public Health at UBC. I also am the medical lead for harm reduction at BCCDC where I chair the Harm Reduction Strategies and Services committee and Drug Overdose and Alert Partnership – a multi sectoral group including partners from health, BC Coroners Service, BC Emergency Health Services, toxicologists and enforcement.

What are your key research interests?
  • Illicit substance use epidemiology
  • Harm reduction including naloxone programs
  • Community based participatory research including the experts – people with lived experience of substance use
What drew you to working with Transformative Health & Justice?

Seeing that the harms related to substance use are harms due to prohibition and drug policy.

Previous work with amazing colleagues involved in prison health.

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm.

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