Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes

Scientist, PhD

Dr. Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes obtained her degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Cordoba (Argentina), a PhD in Social Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Methodology in Spain, and postdoctoral studies at the Andalusian School of Public Health.

Research Interests

  • Addiction

In addition to her CHÉOS Scientist affiliation, she is an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) School of Population and Public Health and a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar. She is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Person-Centered Care in Addiction and Public Health.

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Her main research area is public health and addictions, with a focus on testing alternative approaches to expand and diversify treatments for vulnerable populations.

She is currently part of several Canadian Institutes of Health Research-funded grants; formerly co-investigator of North America’s first heroin-assisted treatment trial, the North American Opiate Medication Initiative (NAOMI); and current principal investigator of the Study to Assess Long-Term Opioid Maintenance Effectiveness (SALOME), a randomized clinical trial testing innovative treatments for severe, long-term opioid dependency. She is also the principal investigator of the GeMa (Gender Matters) study, which evaluates gender patterns of drug use, access to care, and health among long-term opioid users; and a co-investigator of The Cedar Project, a cohort of young Aboriginal people using drugs.