Kiffer Card


  • Email:
  • Tel: 778.782.7636
  • Office: BLU 10511
  • Personal site:


  • Ph.D. Health Science, Simon Fraser University
  • B.Sc. Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Brigham Young University


Dr. Card is a Lecturer with the Faculty of Health Sciences, and an affiliate researcher with the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, the Canadian Institute of Substance Use Research, and the Community-based Research Centre for Gay Men’s Health. He completed his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Brigham Young University in 2014 and his Ph.D. in Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University in 2018. Dr. Card’s academic and research interests transect the studies of epidemiology, sociology, anthropology, and psychology. His current research aims to leverage his interdisciplinary perspective to reduce health inequities facing gender and sexual minorities. His primary focus within this research area is on the biopsychosocial production of risk-related behaviours, including substance use and sexual risk. As a methodologic specialist in quantitative methods, he is interested in a variety of analytic approaches including, geospatial research, network analysis, latent variable identification, and regression-based modeling.

Research Interests

  • Health Systems Optimization for At-Risk Populations
  • Epidemiological Surveillance and Research Among Hard-to-Reach and Stigmatized Populations
  • Biopsychosocial Foundations of Behaviour
  • Syndemic Production of Disease and Health Disparities

Teaching Interests

  • Epidemiological Research Methods
  • Social Dimensions of Health

Publications and Activities


  • “Conduct BC-wide community consultation with gay and bisexual men and front-line service providers regarding health priorities, knowledge gaps, and desired engagement strategies for future research.” Convening and Collaborating (C2) Grant, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
  • “HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Implementation to Key Priority Populations Across British Columbia: Towards HIV Elimination.” Implementation Science Team (IST) Program, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
  • “Optimizing PrEP and TasP Adherence Among Substance Using Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men.” Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Trainee Award
  • “Harnessing Health Systems to Optimize Biomedical Prevention for HIV Elimination among Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men.” Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Health Systems Impact Fellowship
  • “Community-Based Interventions to Optimize PrEP and TasP Adherence Among Substance Using Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men.” Canadian HIV Trials Network / Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research Postdoctoral Fellowship