Jean Shoveller


Professor, UBC School of Population and Public Health
Research Associate, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS



Jeannie Shoveller, PhD, is Research Associate with the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BCCfE) and a Professor at UBC’s School of Population & Public Health. A long-standing collaborator with the BCCfE, Dr. Shoveller is the former Director of Epidemiology & Population Health and the Drug Treatment Program. In addition, as the founder of UBC’s Youth Sexual Health Team, she leads and supports interdisciplinary research on social inequities and health outcomes, including HIV. Her research on interventions to enhance young people’s sexual and reproductive health is widely known and, since taking up her initial appointment at UBC in 1999, she has served as Principal Investigator on more than 30 studies.

Dr. Shoveller has published over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts and she has supervised the training of more than 60 Doctoral and Master’s students as well as Post-Doctoral Fellows. She is the former: Director of UBC’s Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP); Co-Chair of the Population Health Intervention Research Initiative for Canada; and member of the CIHR-IPPH Advisory Board. She has served on numerous funding review panels in Canada (e.g., CIHR, CCSRI), the US NIH, and the National Institute of Cancer (l’Inca) in France. She works extensively abroad (Brazil, France, UK) and was recognized by the EU Commission as a Euro-Public Health Scholar in 2013. In 2015, Prof. Shoveller was inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in acknowledgement of her leadership and contributions to health and social equity nationally and internationally.

Contact Information

UBC School of Population and Public Health
Rm 414, 2206 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
Phone: 604–822–3724
Fax: 604–822–4994

UBC Youth Sexual Health Team: