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Care of People Who Use Drugs

We study novel hospital and community-based health interventions aimed at improving the health outcomes and healthcare experiences of people who use drugs. The Second Heart Program is a peer-supported multidisciplinary endocarditis team designed to meet the needs of people who use drugs with injection drug use-associated infective endocarditis. The Safer Supply project assesses the feasibility and acceptability of a medical safer supply program using prescription opioids for people with treatment-refractory opioid use disorder. Through our research, we engage interdisciplinary health care providers, researchers and community members in the design, data collection and governance of this work.

Program Lead

Robin Lennox


Assistant Clinical Professor

Program Team

Alisha Atri

Research Coordinator

Marcie McIlveen

Research Assistant

Olivia Virag


Research Coordinator