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Michael Law

Michael Law


Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Access to Medicines

Faculty, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research



201-2206 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3


Michael Law is the Canada Research Chair in Access to Medicines at The University of British Columbia.

His research focuses on pharmaceutical policy, including the affordability of medicines, the evaluation of pharmaceutical policy changes, and generic drug pricing. Currently, his program of research includes studies in several countries, including Canada, Rwanda, Uganda, Namibia, and Colombia.

His research results have been published in several leading medical journals and have received both major research awards and significant media coverage.

Below are articles related to his research.

Student Research: Evaluating a new way to improve care for newborns and children in Rwanda

Canadians giving up food, heat to pay for prescription drugs: UBC study

  • Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Access to Medicines
  • Career Investigator Scholar Award, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, 2012-2020
  • New Investigator Award, CIHR, 2010-2015
  • Distinguished Achievement Award, UBC Faculty of Medicine, 2012
  • Paper of the Year Award from the CIHR Institute for Health Services and Policy Research, 2011
  • PhD, Health Policy, Harvard University, 2008
  • MSc, Health Population and Society, London School of Economics, 2002
  • BA&Sc, Arts & Sciences Program, McMaster University, 2001
  • Pharmaceutical policy
  • Observational studies
  • Medication adherence and health outcomes
  • Routine data in lower-income countries