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Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes

Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes

Tier 1 Canada Research Chair, Professor PhD

604 822 2772


2206 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3


I obtained a degree in clinical psychology at the University of Cordoba (Argentina), a PhD in social psychology and behavioural sciences methodology in Spain, and completed post-doctoral studies at the Andalusian School of Public Health. There, I conducted research on substance use and public health, and was part of a clinical trial testing pharmaceutical-grade heroin for opioid use disorder. I moved to Canada in 2006 to join Dr. Schechter’s research program and became an Investigator on the NAOMI study, North America’s first heroin-assisted treatment trial. I have led the SALOME study, testing injectable hydromorphone for opioid use disorder, and provided evidence to expand injectable opioid agonist treatment across Canada.

My main research area is public health and substance use, with a focus on innovative treatments for opioid use disorder for people that are not reached by the health care system by optimizing the uptake and effectiveness of these treatments using a person-center approach.

I am a recipient of 2016 Providence Health Care Research and Mission Award and 2016 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Awards: Excellence in Clinical or Applied Research.