Danya Fast

Degrees / Designations 

University of British Columbia, PhD (Anthropology/Medicine)

Mailing Address 
400-1045 Howe, Vancouver, Canada V6Z 2A9


Academic Appointment 
Assistant Professor
Disorders and Conditions 
Addictions and Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse Problems
Other Areas of Research 
Adolescent Health and Medicine
Social Sciences Research

My research in Vancouver, Canada and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania has broadly focused on understanding the relationship between health and place among young people who use drugs in the margins of the city. My current research, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, SickKids Foundation and Vancouver Foundation, is focused on tracing the substance use treatment and care trajectories of young people in Greater Vancouver, as these youth navigate multiple systems of supervision and successive waves of public health emergency. This research is undertaken in partnership with Directions Youth Services and the At-Risk Youth Study (ARYS) Youth Advisory Committee.