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:

  • Seniors Health
  • Mental Health and Substance Use
  • Indigenous Health

Summary Reports

Summary reports on active studies and research activities in each geography. Dated Spring 2021.