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Dr. Rod Knight

CGSHE Faculty Member

Dr. Rod Knight is a CGSHE Faculty Member and Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He leads a program of research focusing on the impacts of sexual-related harms among people who use drugs, including those that can arise from the sexualized use of substances. He is co-lead of the UBC youth sexual health program hosted at CGSHE. In his research, he uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to identify patterns, motives and contexts of substance use among a variety of key populations, including youth and Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (2SLGBTQI+) people living in British Columbia and elsewhere. Dr. Knight’s program of research partners closely with several community partners, including Health Initiative for Men and YouthCO, to identify and adapt promising interventions to address both drug- and sexual-related harms. He is supported by a Scholar Award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. He is @dr_rknight on Twitter.