The Reproductive Infectious Diseases (RID) Program is a multidisciplinary collaboration, led by Dr Deborah Money. Our team employs a women’s health, evidence-based lens to research and care for reproductive infectious diseases across the life course. From team leads to trainees, we are committed to ethical, inclusive research and care. Our research areas of focus include: COVID-19 infection during pregnancy and the postpartum period, HIV, human papillomavirus, hepatitis, perinatal infections, the vaginal microbiome, and antimicrobial stewardship.
The RID Clinic is located at BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre. The core research team is gratefully housed by the Women’s Health Research Institute, a Faculty of Medicine Centre. Collaboration is a cornerstone of our program. We collaborate extensively with other institutions, networks, clinics, and laboratories to maximize the quality, scope, and impact of our work.
Among many partners, in particular, we work in close partnership with Dr Janet Hill and her microbial ecology and molecular diagnostics lab, the Hill Lab of University of Saskatchewan, Dr Gina Ogilvie and the Global Control of HPV Related Diseases and Cancer Team, researcher Dr Hélène Côté, the Oak Tree Clinic of BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre, the Canadian HIV Trials Network, the Canadian Perinatal HIV/AIDS Research Group (CPHSP), the Institute for Global Health (IGH) at BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre, and the Gynecologic Cancer Initiative of British Columbia.
We respectfully acknowledge that our work is primarily carried out on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples –including xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We extend our respect and gratitude to all First Nations communities on whose traditional territories our collaborations extend to.