Lianping Ti : CIHR-IHSPR Rising Star Award

Lianping Ti

PhD candidate, School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia

Lianping Ti (MPH) is a PhD candidate in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia and is currently working as a Research Associate with the Urban Health Research Initiative of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS on projects based in Vancouver and Bangkok. She completed a master’s degree in Public Health from Simon Fraser University.
Lianping’s research focuses on the delivery and efficacy of healthcare systems for people who use illicit drugs, as well as examining the natural history of injection drug use and infectious diseases among this population, having authored over 30 articles on these topics. Her PhD research is supported by a CIHR Doctoral Research Award and focuses on examining factors associated with leaving hospital against medical advice and identifying novel methods for improving hospital care for patients who use illicit drugs in Vancouver.

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View the award-winning research:
Ti L, Voon P, Dobrer S, Montaner J, Wood E, Kerr T. Denial of pain medication by health care providers predicts in-hospital illicit drug use among individuals who use illicit drugs. Pain Res Manag. 2015 Mar-Apr; 20(2): 84–88.

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Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2014-15 CIHR-IHSPR Rising Star Award Récipients, Lianping Ti Profile, webpage accessed October 26, 2015 All rights reserved. Reproduced with the permission of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2015.