UBC Health is pleased to announce that eight interdisciplinary, cross-institutional research projects have been accepted into the Health After 2020 program for 2023/24. 

Health After 2020 supports researchers to engage in collaborations that aim to create change in health and health-producing systems. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, our understanding of the determinants and experience of health and well-being has changed. The program has evolved with a commitment to facilitating innovative collaborations that emphasize community engagement and build capacity in knowledge translation, supported through a partnership with the UBC Knowledge Exchange Unit.

Program participants will engage in knowledge translation and community engagement activities and initiatives that bring together university and community partners to discuss and address important issues related to the health and well-being of society. Through this program, UBC Health connects scholars, students, and community to advance interdisciplinary knowledge translation.

Congratulations to the following Health After 2020 teams, who are undertaking innovative health-oriented research:

  • Integrating system and community approaches to palliative care: advancing knowledge translation and shaping future research
    Principal Investigator: Rachel Carter, Adjunct Professor, Division of Palliative Care, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
  • Chamas For Change: Utilizing Co-design and Storytelling on a Community-based Approach to Empower Women and Build Resilience to Health Emergencies in Kenya
    Principal Investigator: Astrid Christoffersen-Deb, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
  • Stitching Together Knowledges: Indigenous Traditions, Stories, and Research
    Principal Investigator: Kimberly Huyser, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, UBC 
  • Strategic Directions for Community Engagement in Rural Health Planning: Implementing findings from a provincial study
    Principal Investigator: Jude Kornelsen, Associate Professor, Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
  • Drone Transport Initiative Phase 2 - co-planning drone delivery with First Nations to close health service access gaps in rural and remote communities
    Principal Investigator: John Pawlovich, Clinical Professor, Department of Family Practice, and UBC Chair in Rural Health, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
  • Making Meaning of the Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) Data: A Collaborative Knowledge Translation and Curriculum Design Project with BC Youth and Educators
    Principal Investigator: Eva Oberle, Associate Professor, Human Early Learning Partnership, School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
  • Visualizing Employment Equity: Developing a Community-Engaged Real-Time Interactive Data Dashboard to Create Usable Data Outputs for Community Economic Opportunity Providers
    Principal Investigator: Lindsey Richardson, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts, UBC and Canada Research Chair in Social Inclusion and Health Equity
  • Building Capacity to Address Online Abuse and Strengthen Health Communication
    Principal Investigator: Heidi Tworek, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and Department of History, Faculty of Arts, UBC and Canada Research Chair in History and Policy of Health Communications

For more information on the projects and collaborations, visit the Health After 2020 page. 

Posted February 23 2024


  • Awards + Scholarships
  • Interdisciplinary Research
  • Partnerships