A Message from the President of PHCRI

Welcome to the Providence Health Care Research Institute, the research enterprise of Providence Health Care, an adult acute and residential care provider based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The largest facility, St. Paul’s Hospital, is an academic teaching hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, and serves the province’s most vulnerable populations.

At the Providence Health Care Research Institute, our research aligns with our patient’s needs, with an emphasis on heart and lung disease, kidney disease, HIV/AIDS, urban health and addiction-related disorders, mental health, and the aging population.

Combining a rich history of world-class health care, education and training and research excellence, with a renewed vision for a patient- and family-centred academic health science centre, we are at the cusp of a new paradigm in integrated patient care and research.

We are home to over 200 active researchers across four renowned research centres and clinical research programs:

PHCRI is also home to two national research programs, the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network , in which CHEOS provides support to, and the Prevention of Organ Failure Centre of Excellence (PROOF Centre). The BC Centre for Improved Cardiovascular Health (ICVHealth), is a provincial program in which PHCRI provides leadership and support to.

Success for a hospital-based, university-affiliated research institute is the product of our outstanding researchers, trainees and staff across disciplines, working cohesively and efficiently. Contributing to this success is the effective translation of research and training into care, strategic integration of evidence-based patient-centred care with patient-oriented research and training of future health professionals.

It is this common vision within our organization that drives our research programs to be provincial, national and international leaders. Join us in our pursuit of real life health solutions to better the lives of our patients today and for tomorrow.


S.F. Paul Man, MD, FRCPC
VP Research and Academic Affairs, Providence Health Care
President, Providence Health Care Research Institute