Dr. Alexis Crabtree, MD MPH PhD CCFP, (she/her/hers) is a resident physician in her fifth and final year of specialty training in Public Health and Preventive Medicine. She has 16 years of experience in harm reduction and drug policy working to make the world a more welcoming and fair place for people who use currently illegal substances. Her other areas of interest and expertise are environmental health and qualitative research.
Alexis holds a BA in Community Development Studies from the University of Calgary and an MPH from the University of Alberta. She is a graduate of the joint MD/PhD program at the University of British Columbia, where her dissertation research (Under Dr. Jane Buxton) used participatory research methods to learn about the health and harm reduction needs of people who use drugs in BC and the community-based harm reduction strategies of people who drink non-beverage alcohol. Alexis also completed a CIHR-funded fellowship in Community-Based Research at the School of Population and Public Health, UBC. Her training in family medicine was with the UBC Indigenous Family Medicine Program.
Alexis has maintained a research program throughout residency and has a strong publication record using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Her work has received coverage in national and international publications, including the Globe and Mail, Global News, Canadian Press, Business Insider, and the Wall Street Journal.
Outside of residency, Alexis prioritizes time with family. She has two school-aged children, and as a family they enjoy camping, biking, and other outdoor activities.