Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health

After an extensive one year consultation process with Aboriginal communities, the First Nations Health Authority, educational partners, government and non-profit groups, the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health was formally established at UBC on January 1st, 2014.

The Centre is a single coordinating point for Indigenous health initiatives within UBC and acts as a contact for communities and organizations external to UBC. The Centre is dedicated to advancing Indigenous people’s health through education, innovative thinking, research, and traditional practice. It will work to improve wellness, health care and patient outcomes, and promote self-determination that includes increasing Indigenous leadership in all aspects of health and health care.


Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Currie, Leanne Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Nursing; Health Care Technologies; Health information systems; Artificial Intelligence; Biomedical Technologies; decision making; Computer Architecture; Software Development; Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare; Biomedical and Health Informatics; data science; Human Computer Interaction and Design
Jovel Ayala, Eduardo Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Ethnobotany, mycology, natural product chemistry and Aboriginal health
Mathu-Muju, Kavita Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Public Health Dentistry, Clinical Pediatric Dentistry