Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC
Dr. Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes obtained her degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Cordoba (Argentina), a PhD in Social Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Methodology in Spain, and postdoctoral studies at the Andalusian School of Public Health. In addition to her CHÉOS Scientist affiliation, she is an Associate Professor in the University of British Columbia (UBC) School of Population and Public Health and a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar. Her main research area is public health and addictions, with a focus on testing alternative approaches to expand and diversify treatments for vulnerable populations.
She is currently part of several Canadian Institutes of Health Research-funded grants; formerly co-investigator of North America’s first heroin-assisted treatment trial, the North American Opiate Medication Initiative (NAOMI); and current principal investigator of the Study to Assess Long-Term Opioid Maintenance Effectiveness (SALOME), a randomized clinical trial testing innovative treatments for severe, long-term opioid dependency. She is also the principal investigator of the GeMa (Gender Matters) study, which evaluates gender patterns of drug use, access to care, and health among long-term opioid users; and a co-investigator of The Cedar Project, a cohort of young Aboriginal people using drugs.