Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes

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 post-doctoral studies at the Andalusian School of Public Health. She is an assistant professor at the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, a research scientist in the Centre for Health Outcomes Evaluation at Providence Health Care, and a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar. 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; co-investigator of North America’s first heroin-assisted treatment trial (NAOMI); and principal investigator of 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.

Recent Publications

Marchand K, Oviedo-Joekes E, Guh D, Marsh DC, Brissette S, Schechter MT. Sex work involvement among women with long-term opioid injection drug dependence who enter opioid agonist treatment. Harm Reduct J. 2012 Jan 25;9(1):8. doi: 10.1186/1477-7517-9-8. (PubMed abstract)

Marchand KI, Oviedo-Joekes E, Guh D, Brissette S, Marsh DC, Schechter MT. Client satisfaction among participants in a randomized trial comparing oral methadone and injectable diacetylmorphine for long-term opioid-dependency. BMC Health Serv Res. 2011 Jul 26;11:174. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-11-174. (PubMed abstract)

Oviedo-Joekes E, Guh D, Brissette S, Marsh DC, Nosyk B, Krausz M, Anis A, Schechter MT. Double-blind injectable hydromorphone versus diacetylmorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence: a pilot study. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2010 Jun;38(4):408-11. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2010.03.003. Epub 2010 Mar 31. (PubMed abstract)

Oviedo-Joekes E, Guh D, Marsh DC, Brissette S, Nosyk B, Krausz M, Anis A, Christian WM, Spittal P, Schechter MT. Characteristics and response to treatment among Aboriginal people receiving heroin-assisted treatment. Can J Public Health. 2010 May-Jun;101(3):210-2. (PubMed abstract)

Oviedo-Joekes E, Brissette S, Marsh DC, Lauzon P, Guh D, Anis A, Schechter MT. Diacetylmorphine versus methadone for the treatment of opioid addiction. N Engl J Med. 2009 Aug 20;361(8):777-86. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa0810635. (PubMed abstract)