Dr. M-J Milloy is a Research Scientist with the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) and the Canopy Growth Professor in Cannabis Science at the University of British Columbia. He is a substance use epidemiologist whose past research has focused on the interrelationships between illicit drugs and HIV—including HIV treatment patterns among people who use illicit drugs (PWUD) and adherence to HIV treatment among incarcerated PWUD—as well as the effects of cannabis on people living with HIV or addiction.

He’s the principal investigator of the AIDS Care Cohort to Evaluate exposure to Survival Services (ACCESS) study, a prospective cohort of people living with HIV who use illicit drugs, and the Vancouver Cannabis Dispensary Study. He’s authored more than 150 peer-reviewed articles including studies in high-impact journals including Addiction, AIDS, and The Lancet. In 2011, he authored a study in The Lancet showing that the establishment of Insite, Vancouver’s first supervised injection facility, preceded a 35% decline in rates of fatal overdose in the Downtown Eastside compared to 9% in the rest of the City of Vancouver.