Clinical Instructor
Clinician Scholar

Dr. Vanessa Brcic is a graduate of the UBC St. Paul’s Hospital Family Practice Residency Program, and is currently practicing as a locum in rural communities, urban community health clinics and teaching practices. Her primary clinical interest is in rural mental health and addictive care. In her second year of the Department’s Clinician Scholar Program, her research program includes the development of a poverty case-finding tool for clinical practice, a systematic review of the literature on primary care interventions into poverty, and a BCCFP-funded qualitative study of interventions associated with addressing poverty in primary care. She is further interested in understanding the family physician’s role as health advocate within the context of health disparities.

Aboriginal people’s health, chronic disease management; infectious diseases; HIV; vulnerable populations