Bohdan Nosyk

Dr. Bohdan Nosyk was appointed associate professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences, and endowed chair in Health Economics HIV/AIDS at Simon Fraser University in February 2013. Nosyk holds a master’s degree in economics and a doctorate in public health, with a concentration in health economics, both from the University of British Columbia. He previously served as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California (Los Angeles) and remains a research scientist at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and adjunct scientist at the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs. He currently holds a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award, as well as three operating grants (two and principal investigator) from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH/NIDA).

Nosyk’s research has focused broadly on health economic evaluation and statistical and mathematical modeling in substance abuse and HIV/AIDS. His specific interests include the application of econometric and biostatistical methods in the analysis of health administrative databases; mathematical simulation modeling; health policy in illicit drug dependence and treatment; and the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS and Viral Hepatitis. Nosyk currently leads the health economic evaluation of the ‘Seek and Treat for Optimal Prevention of HIV/AIDS’ pilot project, funded by the BC Ministry of Health.


University: Simon Fraser University
Faculty: Health Sciences
Position: Associate Professor/Endowed Chair, Economics of HIV/AIDS
Research Location: BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

Recent Publications

Nosyk B, Anglin MD, Brissette S, Kerr T, Marsh DC, Schackman BR, Wood E, Montaner JSG.  A call for evidence-based medicine for the treatment of opioid dependence in North America.  IN PRESS, Health Affairs.

Nosyk B, Min JE, Lima VD, Yip B, Hogg RS, Montaner JSG, on behalf of the STOP HIV/AIDS Study Group.  Estimating HIV-1 disease progression to inform mathematical modeling and economic evaluation:  An application using population-level data in British Columbia: 1996-2011.  IN PRESS, JAIDS.

Nosyk B, Audoin B, Beyrer C, Cahn P, Granich R, Havlir D, Katabira E, Lange C, Lima VD, Patterson T, Strathdee S, Williams B, Montaner JSG.  Examining the evidence on the causal effect of highly active antiretroviral therapy on transmission of human immunodeficiency virus using the Bradford Hill criteria.  IN PRESS, AIDS.

Anglin MD, Nosyk B, Jaffe A, Urada D. Offender Diversion into Substance Use Disorder Treatment:  The economic impact of California’s Proposition 36.  IN PRESS, American Journal of Public Health.

Nosyk B, Colley G, Chan K, Yip B, Heath K, Hogg RS, Harrigan PR, Montaner JSG, on behalf of the STOP HIV/AIDS Study Team.  Application of case-finding algorithms for identifying individuals with human immunodeficiency virus from administrative data in British Columbia, Canada.  PLoS One 2013;8(1):e54416.