Paxton Bach

Dr. Paxton Bach is a post-doctoral research fellow with the BC Centre on Substance Use and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He additionally serves as the Associate Director for the BCCSU Clinical Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program, and works as an addiction medicine physician and preceptor at St. Paul’s Hospital. Dr. Bach conducts research in the area of opioid and stimulant use disorders, with a focus on understanding epidemiologic trends in use, and on developing evidence-based treatment strategies.

His current project is exploring what has been termed “the fourth wave” in the opioid overdose crisis – the rising prevalence of crystal methamphetamine use, and its impacts on opioid use and risk of overdose death. Dr. Bach has received numerous awards and recognitions for his work, including participation in the NIDA-funded Research in Addiction Medicine Scholars program, operated jointly through Boston University and the Yale School of Medicine. He has completed a Master’s degree in Experimental Medicine as well as fellowships in both General Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine at UBC, and is certified as an addiction medicine specialist through the International Society of Addiction Medicine and the American Board of Preventative Medicine.

For an up-to-date list of publications by Dr. Bach, please see ResearchGate.