Assistant Professor
Social Medicine
400-1045 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC
Research Interests:

epidemiology; health services research; methodology; substance use disorders; data science; artificial intelligence

Research Summary:

Dr. Ti’s research largely focuses on understanding the intersections between substance use, infectious diseases, and the delivery and efficacy of healthcare systems. A social epidemiologist by training, her research utilizes a range of quantitative statistical methods to analyze large, linked, “deep” data obtained from longitudinal surveillance, laboratory, clinical, behavioural, and community-level databases. Emerging interests include understanding the ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence interventions on the health of marginalized populations. She also has international research experience working on a serial cross-sectional mixed methods study to explore experiences with access to health services among people who inject drugs in Bangkok, Thailand.

Anatomy and Cell Biology, McGill University, BSc
Population Health, Simon Fraser University, MPH
Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, PhD
Research Scientist and Health Administrative Data Lead, BC Centre on Substance Use
Recent Publications:
Awards & Recognition:
  • Four Year Doctoral Fellowship, University of British Columbia, 2014-2015
  • Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2014-2015
  • Rising Star Award, CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research, 2015
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network, 2015-2016 (declined)
  • Fellowship, Canadian Institute of Health Research, 2015-2016
  • Scholar Award, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, 2017-2022
  • Young Alumnus Award, University of British Columbia, 2017
  • Impacts of novel HCV and addiction treatment modalities on engagement in the HCV cascade of care among people who inject drugs (CIHR, 2017-2019)
  • Establishing an interdisciplinary research collaboration to investigate the ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence interventions on the health of people living with substance use disorders (CIHR, 2018-2019)
  • Drug checking as a public health response to the toxic street drug supply in British Columbia (Health Canada SUAP, 2018-2022)
  • An Evaluation of Safer Opioid Prescribing (Vancouver Foundation, 2019-2021)
  • Optimizing health systems to address the needs of people living with alcohol use disorders (2019)
  • SPPH 400: Statistics for Health Research
  • MEDD 412: Foundations of Medical Practice