Current Research

Nearly 400 studies are currently approved under Island Health’s two research ethics boards. Island Health conducts and supports a wide range of research that:

  • Creates new knowledge to improve health and care in our communities
  • Discovers the most effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases through clinical trials
  • Engages people by working together to ensure that the right patient receives the right treatment at the right time
  • Applies research evidence to improve health services, support policy-making, and strengthen the healthcare system

Learn more about COVID-19 research at Island Health.

Research Focus

To ensure we're meeting the needs of the communities we serve, we focus on research in:

  • Indigenous Health
  • Mental Health and Substance Use
  • Seniors Health
  • Primary Care Networks and Clinics
  • Population Health and Health Promotion
  • Underserved and/or Marginally Housed Populations
  • Acute and Ambulatory Services
  • Care Team Safety and Wellness
  • Virtual and Technology Enabled Care
  • COVID-19

Quarterly Summary Reports

Recent summary reports on active studies and research activities in each Island Health geographic region: