Dr. Thomas Kerr, PhD, is Associate Director of the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) and Director of Research at the BCCSU.

Dr. Kerr is a Professor, Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and Associate Faculty Member in the School of Population and Public Health at UBC. As well, Dr. Kerr is an Associate Scientist with The Ontario HIV Treatment Network.

Dr. Kerr’s primary research interests involve illicit drug use, HIV/AIDS, health policy and service evaluation, and community-based research methods. His long history of involvement in healthcare issues in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside includes ground-breaking work on peer-driven interventions, needle exchanges, and supervised injecting. Dr. Kerr has worked closely with a number of drug user-led organizations, including the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, the Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society, and the Thai Drug Users Network.

Teaching commitments vary at SPPH.