Dr. Rod Knight is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and a research scientist with the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use. He holds a PhD (University of British Columbia, UBC) in interdisciplinary studies and a Master of Science (UBC) in epidemiology. He currently leads several studies regarding substance use among young gay, bisexual and other sex with men. He also co-holds funds in both Canada and France examining the experiences of people who use drugs with direct-acting antiviral treatment for Hepatitis C.
Knight is a recognized expert in the social determinants of young people’s sexual health as well as a scholar in the realm of population and public health ethics, with a particular emphasis on sexual health-related interventions. A key component of Knight's research is to provide strategic direction in intervention implementation by systematically identifying and highlighting key questions pertaining to ‘real-world’ implementation issues that can benefit from new empirical research.
For an up-to-date list of publications by Dr. Knight, please see the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS website.
University: University of British Columbia
Position: Assistant Professor