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Building healthier communities (Mohammad Karamouzian, BCCSU)

Affordable prescription drugs. Reducing air pollution. Global food security. Infectious disease control. Harm reduction among youth. Equitable access to health care.

These are just a few of society’s greatest health challenges the team tackles at UBC’s Faculty of Medicine’s School of Population and Public Health (SPPH). They work across disciplines to understand the world we live in, allowing for the translation of discovery into action.

Mohammad Karamouzian is also working toward his PhD in Population and Public Health with a focus on reducing the high risk of preventable death among opioid users. His thesis seeks to determine how individual and structural factors – from childhood traumas to homelessness – shape injection drug use among youth. His project is part of the Vancouver Injection Drug Users Study at the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU).

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