Dr Jane Buxton is an Associate Professor and MPH practicum director in the School of Population and Public Health, where she also teaches and supervises Masters and PhD students. She worked in family practice in the UK for seven years before completing her Public Health and Preventive Medicine specialist training at UBC. Dr Buxton directs the second year undergraduate medical program public health course (DPAS 420) and works half time as a physician epidemiologist in hepatitis and bloodborne pathogens at the BC Centre for Disease Control. Her research involves participatory methods focusing on prevention, and reducing the harms, of illegal drug use; collaborating with people who use drugs to incorporate their perspectives into research, planning and policy development.
Hepatitis A, B and C; bloodborne pathogens; harm reduction and illicit drug use epidemiology; prison medicine; knowledge, attitudes and behaviours regarding immunization