Dr. Noah Reich (he/him/his) is a second-year resident in public health and preventive medicine at the University of British Columbia and is currently completing his family practice residency. His experience working alongside patients in a direct care context has cultivated a passion for addressing systemic health inequities and social determinants of health. Born and raised in BC, he is a white settler who is grateful to learn, live, and work primarily on the unceded and traditional territory of the Stó:lō people, the Semá:th and Mathxwí First Nations. He completed his Doctor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.
Noah’s interests include societal approaches to drugs including the intersectionality of mental health, addiction, and drug policy. He led Canada’s first poison centre study on a novel psychoactive substance in North America, known as kratom, with the BC Centre for Disease Control. He also has an interest in communicable disease. Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, he led a team of interdisciplinary physicians to determine the accuracy of the PCR method for detecting COVID-19 infections. Outside of residency, Noah enjoys recreating outdoors and baking sourdough.