Dr. Thomas Kerr is the Director of Research and a senior scientist at the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU). He is a professor and head of the Division of Social Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and an associate faculty member in the School of Population and Public Health at UBC.
Dr. Kerr’s primary research interests involve substance use, HIV/AIDS, health policy and service evaluation, and community-based research methods. His long history of involvement in healthcare issues in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside includes ground-breaking work on peer-driven interventions, needle exchanges and supervised consumption services. He undertakes both qualitative and qualitative research and helps lead a range of studies funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the US National Institutes of Health.
- BMC psychiatry -
- The Lancet. Public health -
- Social science & medicine (1982) -
- PLoS medicine -
- Journal of epidemiology and community health -