Veronic Clair

University of British Columbia

Veronic Clair

University of British Columbia

Biography

Dr. Veronic Clair, MD, MSc, CCFP, FRCPC, PhD

Dr. Clair is a specialist in Public Health and Preventive Medicine. She currently
works as an addiction medicine consultant in Vancouver while conducting global
mental health and substance abuse research with NextGenU.org and the Africa
Mental Health Foundation. Her main career focus has been to improve the health
of vulnerable populations. She has practiced clinically for more than 13 years
serving very vulnerable patients in Vancouver and around the world. As part of her
public health and preventive medicine practice, she has led the creation of several
initiatives to improve access to primary care for those with mental health,
addiction, HIV or hepatitis, to address health determinants, and chronic diseases as
well as obesity and physical inactivity. Her PhD research focused on the intersection
of public health and primary care to address health determinants in collaboration
with other sectors. Dr. Clair is a co-PI on the Computer-based Drug and Alcohol
Training Assessment in Kenya (eDATA K), a project which include a developmental
evaluation, a study on the knowledge, attitudes and skills of practitioners pre and
post online learning, two RCT (one in public and one in private facilities) assessing
the impact of ASSIST feedback versus ASSIST link brief intervention, and an
implementation science study. In medical education, she has led several global
health education and community service learning initiatives. Dr. Clair held an
IMPART clinician scholar award for 2014, a Canadian Addiction Medicine Research
Fellowship with the Urban Health Research Initiative of the BC Centre for
Excellence in HIV/AIDS in 2015-16, and a post-doctoral fellow award starting in
2016. Dr. Clair was awarded the 2009 Canadian College of Family Physician national
early career award for her dedication, innovation, and leadership in her first five
years in practice.