Drug Policy; Harm Reduction; Injection Drug Use; Gender Inequities; Qualitative and Community-based Research
Dr. Jade Boyd, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and a Research Scientist with the BC Centre on Substance Use. She draws upon qualitative, ethnographic and community-based methods to examine social, structural and environmental factors that impact people who use illicit drugs, with particular emphasis on how gender-intersecting with race, class and sexuality, influences drug policy and practice. In her role with the BCCSU, Dr. Boyd collaborates with local and national peer-based, drug user-led groups, as well as leads a program of qualitative and community-based research activities investigating drivers of drug-related harms among women, including barriers to harm reduction and the criminalization of women who use drugs.
I am currently accepting students for graduate supervision.