Providence Research is the research enterprise of Providence Health Care and is affiliated with the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. As a continuous learning organization, we pursue real life health solutions to challenges that directly impact the health of our patients.

We believe this research not only makes for a robust learning environment, but also leads to better patient care. The integration of research, education and care is what makes our Institute’s mission a possibility. 

At Providence Research, our research expertise include laboratory, clinical, and epidemiological research in the fields of HIV/AIDS, heart disease, renal disease, gastro-intestinal diseases, psychiatry, geriatrics, and much more.

About Our Research Centres and Programs


A place where patient-centred research is driven by social justice, and redefines better health and care globally.


Inspired by the need for health and wellness of patients and communities, Providence Research integrates teaching, knowledge creation and translation to discover and deliver disease prevention and dramatically improve care.

HIV/AIDS & Related Diseases

Our focus on research related to Providence Health Care’s population of emphasis has made us world leaders in treatment and prevention strategies for HIV/AIDS and related diseases.  Learn more

Heart & Lung

Providence Research hosts the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation, the Pacific Lung Health Centre, the Institute for Heart + Lung Health, the BC Centre for Improved Cardiovascular Health and the Heart Centre and the Centre for Cardiovascular Innovation. Learn more

Cross-cutting Areas

Research expertise at Providence Research exist to inform treatment and best practices, and to health care for all patients. Such expertise include: colorectal research, data management, emergency medicine research, health outcomes research, health economics, hematology and knowledge translation. Learn more