UBC Health is pleased to announce eight interdisciplinary and cross-institutional projects have been accepted into the Health After 2020 program and awarded $10,000 to support their work:

  • Post-COVID-19 pandemic long-term care delivery system
    Amir Ardestani-Jaafari, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management, UBC Okanagan
  • Home-based virtual reality therapeutics for mental health care: Opportunities and challenges
    Trisha Chakrabarty, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine
  • Women’s Health is More Than the Sum of Sex and Gender Differences
    Liisa Galea, Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts
  • Towards equity-oriented opioid sparing pain management in primary care after 2020
    Rita McCracken, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine
  • Exploring Substance Use Patterns Among International Students from Punjab
    Nitasha Puri, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine
  • Building international collaborations to understand the impact of illicit drug overdose on persons with criminal justice system involvement using linked administrative data
    Amanda Slaunwhite, Adjunct Professor, School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine; Senior Scientist, BC Centre for Disease Control
  • Examining upstream determinants of state-based public health system responses to COVID-19 in India
    Veena Sriram, Assistant Professor, School of Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Faculty of Arts
  • Development of an equity-focused patient engagement strategy for pregnant and postpartum individuals
    Marianne Vidler, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine

The Health After 2020 program promotes interdisciplinary collaborations that produce and disseminate new knowledge related to health and health equity, fosters knowledge exchange and dialogue, and creates opportunities for engagement between researchers and the public. As highlighted in our October article, the principal applicants will develop an academic output and participate in the UBC Health Dialogue Series in 2022 in collaboration with their interdisciplinary teams. 

The dialogue series brings together university and community partners to discuss important issues related to the health and wellbeing of society. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from Health After 2020 project teams and engage in meaningful dialogue with colleagues and partners from both within and outside the university. Through these dialogue sessions, UBC Health is working to connect scholars, students, and community to advance interdisciplinary knowledge translation. The series is designed to activate and channel the health assets of the university and communities towards our collective aims.

Posted November 9, 2021


  • Interdisciplinary Research