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Assistant Professor Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Université de Montréal

Other Affiliation

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales

Research Interests

Dr Larney’s work focuses on the epidemiology and prevention of drug-related harms such as hepatitis C infection, injecting-related injuries and diseases (e.g. abscesses), excess mortality, and contact with the criminal legal system. She is developing a program of research on aging in people who use drugs. Current projects include :

a rapid assessment of the impacts of COVID-19 on people who inject drugs
a rapid systematic review of the effects of “Big Events” such as natural disasters, economic recessions and pandemics on people who use drugs and delivery of harm reduction and drug treatment services
analysis of mortality in the Hepco cohort of people who inject drugs. This is a long-standing prospective cohort study with linkage to administrative deaths data. We aim to assess patterns and changes over time in causes of death, with a particular focus on understanding the influence of unstable housing on mortality outcomes.

Health innovation and evaluation hub

This research theme was born out of the desire to make the CHUM a learning, teaching and communicating hospital and to help achieve sustainable development goals related to individual and population health issues. Research at the HUB is therefore multidisciplinary and cross-cutting. Teams con…

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