B.A., M.A., PhD

Dr. Ehsan Jozaghi is a postdoctoral research fellow at the BC Centre for Disease Control.

His current work is funded through the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) postdoctoral fellowship. Ehsan has received numerous awards and scholarships during his B.A. (2006-2010), M.A. (2010-2012) and PhD (2012-2015) education at Simon Fraser University’s (SFU) such as the Canadian Armed Forces Education Reimbursement, Douglas College Alumni Association Award, Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CIHR), the Province of British Columbia Graduate Research Fellowship and SFU’s president scholarship amongst many others.

His previous research during his graduate studies at SFU focused on health policy, supervised consumption facilities, drug use and harm reduction. His research regarding the evaluation of supervised consumption and injection facilities has had significant impact on the policy regarding expansion of such facilities and other harm reduction projects in North America. His current research at University of British Columbia (UBC) focuses on evaluation, health care policy, harm reduction and peer-networks. Ehsan remains an active member of the community through his volunteer work while he completes his postdoctoral training at UBC.

Some major awards during the graduate and postgraduate work: The CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship, Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CIHR), the Province of British Columbia Graduate Research Fellowship, SFU’s President Scholarship, and Graduate Fellowship: School of Criminology (2011 & 2013).

Selected List from 26 Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Jozaghi, E., & Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users. (2015). Exploring the role of an unsanctioned, supervised peer driven injection facility in reducing HIV and hepatitis C infections in people that require assistance during injection. Health & Justice, 3(16), 1-10.

Jozaghi, E., Lampkin, H., & Andresen, M. A. (2016). Peer-engagement and its role in reducing the risky behavior among crack and methamphetamine smokers of the Downtown Eastside community of Vancouver, Canada. Harm Reduction Journal, 13(1), 1-9.

Irwin, A., Jozaghi, E., Bluthenthal R. N., & Kral, A. H. (2017). Cost-benefit analysis of a potential supervised injection facility in San Francisco. Journal of Drug Issues, 47(2), 164 – 184.

Irwin, A, Jozaghi, E., Weir, B.W., Allen, S.T., Lindsay, A., Sherman, S. G. (2017). Mitigating the heroin crisis in Baltimore, MD, USA: a cost-benefit analysis of a hypothetical supervised injection facility. Harm Reduction Journal, 14(1), 1-14.

Thomson, E., Lampkin, H., Maynard, R., Karamouzian, M., & Jozaghi, E. (2017). The lessons learned from the fentanyl overdose crises in British Columbia, Canada. Addiction, 112, 2066–2070.

Jozaghi, E., & Marsh, S. (2017). Missing the trends in the fentanyl overdose crisis: The need for immediate intervention in small and rural communities. The Canadian Journal of Public Health, 108(4), 457.

Bouchard, M., Hashimi, S., Tsai, K., Lampkin, H., & Jozaghi, E. (2017). Back to the core: A network approach to bolster harm reduction among persons who inject drugs. The International Journal of Drug Policy. Accepted.

Jozaghi, E., & Dadakhah-Chimeh, Z. (2017). A call for action to combat the growing synthetic opioid epidemic: The need for the creation and expansion of addiction and psychiatric nursing programs. The Journal of School Nursing. Accepted.

Dr. Ehsan Jozaghi’s current research is focused on harm reduction networks of people who smoke illegal drugs. Ehsan is interested in identifying people at the greatest risk of mortality and morbidity through a social network approach. Ehsan’s approach is novel because he has incorporated community based research for the data collection phase by training and employing people with lived experiences of drug use. Ehsan has worked closely with people who have had lived experiences over the past few years and his research is reflective of this collaboration.