The Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management serves as a provincial leader for research excellence, knowledge translation and exchange in the urgent research field of chronic disease prevention.

Based at UBC Okanagan, the Centre’s research strategy is based on:

  • Aligning with the Faculty of Medicine’s strategic plan to collaboratively accelerate research and knowledge translation in the field of chronic diseases.
  • Building and maintaining collaborations that harness collective research strengths from UBC Okanagan, Interior Health, and local clinicians.
  • Fostering new opportunities that expand research excellence across BC, in particular within the Interior Health region.
  • Achieving research excellence including competitive funding and recognition both nationally and internationally.

Research Pillars

Diabetes and Obesity

Lead: Dr. Jonathan Little

Cardiovascular Health

Lead: Dr. Chris West

Neurological Disorders

Leads: Drs. Brodie Sakakibara & Daryl Wile

Current Studies

Explore opportunities to get involved with ongoing research projects.

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Funding Opportunities

Seed funding and travel grants increase opportunities for collaboration and broaden the scope of projects.



Collaborations with industry leaders build productive partnerships and support meaningful improvements and behaviour change.