Community Research

Many studies in the Institute for Heart + Lung Health take place outside of the clinics and laboratories, instead studying populations, environments or occurrences in the community. Research themes include ethnicity and cardiovascular disease risk factors; sleep disease and health economic studies; effects of air pollution from sources such as traffic, forest fires and residential wood combustion; evaluating quality of life and economic outcomes in tuberculosis; socioeconomic status and disease risk; telehealth programs in the community; health literacy.

Research groups that are involved in such studies include:

British Columbia  Alliance on Telehealth Policy and Research

Centre for Health Evaluation Outcome Sciences

UBC School of Population & Public Health, Occupational and Environmental Health Theme

James Hogg Research Centre

Providence Health Care Research Institute

Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute