Our Research

The Youth Sexual Health Team includes experienced researchers, new investigators, trainees, community partners, and young people themselves, bringing together a rich set of resources and perspectives with a combination of social scientists, clinicians, educators, social workers, and population health and health services researchers.


Active Research Projects:

Addressing sexual- and drug-related HIV risk among young gay, bisexual and other MSM (IS Team Grant)
(2017- 2022; CIHR)

Addiction treatment trajectories among street-involved young people who use opioids: Responding to a public health emergency in Vancouver (Addiction Rx Trajectories Study)
(2017- 2020; CIHR)

Socio-cultural Contexts and Young Men’s Sexual Lives (Context Study)
(2016- 2021; CIHR)

Interventions to Address HIV and other STBBI Among Young MSM (Adaptation Study)
(2016- 2017; CIHR)

Investigating the influences of social context and structure on young people’s parenting experiences (Young Parents Study) 
(2013 – 2018; CIHR)


Completed Research Projects:

Population health ethics: Investigating the ethical implications of ‘targeting’ socially-defined population subgroups
(2012 – 2015; CIHR)

Factors affecting the implementation & scalability of online sexual health services
(2011 – 2014; CIHR)

GetCheckedBC: Developing new knowledge to inform the province-wide implementation of an online STI/HIV testing service
(2012 – 2014; CIHR)

Population Interventions and Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health
(2012; CIHR)

The Sexual Health of Northern, Rural and Remote Youth in Care
(May 2009 – 2011; BCMSF)

Online STI Testing & Youth
(October 2010 – September 2012; CIHR)

Mapping Sexual Behaviour and Lab-Proven, Reported Cases of Chlamydia in British Columbia
(January – April 2011; Youth Sexual Health Team Seed Grant)

Rural and Northern Youth Sexual Health Team: Building Interdisciplinary Research Capacity to Reduce Health and Social Disparities
(April 2006 – March 2011; CIHR)

Young Men and Sexually Transmitted Infections
(March 2010 – March 2011; CIHR, Gender and Health)

Experiences with contraception among youth in northern BC: Examining the impact of gender, place and culture
(April 2008 – March 2010; CIHR)

UBC’s CampOUT! 

Rural and Northern Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth Sexual Health Team
(February – September 2008; BCRRHRN)

Rural and Remote Youth Contraception Research Team
(2007 – 2008; BCRRHRN Collaborative Team Building Award)

Perspectives on Contraception Among Youth: Exploring the Impact of Socio-Cultural and Structural Forces in Fort St. James, BC
(September 2007 – August 2008; BCSMF)

Developing new research approaches to engage rural and northern youth in a social determinants analysis of sexual health outcomes
(2006 – 2008; CIHR)

Investigating the Structural and Socio-cultural Forces Affecting STI Testing and Treatment Among Youth in Northeastern BC
(2006 – 2007; BCMSF)

Meaningfully engaged: A proposal for enhancing youth capacity to collaborate on youth sexual health research
(Youth Sexual Health ICE Team Seed Grant)

Sex, Gender and Place: An analysis of youth’s experiences with sexually transmitted infection testing
(November 2005 – September 2007; CIHR)

Investigating the Experience of Teenage Pregnancy in Prince George, BC
(July 2004 – June 2006; BCMSF)