Epidemiologist, Research scientist, BC Centre on Substance Use
M-J Milloy is an epidemiologist, research scientist at the BC Centre on Substance Use, and assistant professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. As the principal investigator of the ACCESS study, he studies the factors which underlie the health and wellbeing of people living with HIV who use illicit drugs in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside neighbourhood. Using data from this study, he observed a beneficial effect of cannabis use on the amount of virus in participant’s bloodstreams. In recent years, his research team has also focused on the possible use of cannabis/cannabinoids for people living with substance use disorders. During his academic career, he has published more than 150 articles in scientific journals, including studies in high-impact journals such as Addiction, AIDS and Lancet.
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