Providence Research

Providence Research is the research partner of Providence Health Care.


Providence Research is the research partner of Providence Health Care. As a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, we take pride in our researchers and programs that actively explore new ways of improving the health of our community.

We believe this research not only makes for a robust learning environment, but also leads to better patient care. The integration of research, education and care is what makes our Institute’s mission a possibility.

At Providence Research, our expertise include laboratory, clinical, and epidemiological research in the fields of HIV/AIDS, heart disease, renal disease, gastro-intestinal diseases, psychiatry, geriatrics, and much more.

Areas of focus

The scope of research carried out by Providence Research investigators includes laboratory, clinical health services, population health, outcomes and prevention, and policy development research. Integrated with patient care and teaching, our research spans more than 30 programs and disciplines across the Providence Health Care sites. The strong linkage between scientific discovery and patient care at PHC fosters an ideal environment for applied research and knowledge translation, with a focus on areas that directly align with PHC's populations of emphasis: HIV, urban health and addictions, heart and lung diseases, and kidney disease.