Dr. Anita Palepu
I am a Full Professor in the Division of Internal Medicine at the University of British Columbia and conduct my research at the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences. My research program is in urban health with a particular interest in examining issues pertaining to housing, homelessness, and health. I recently became the Health Advocacy Postgraduate Medical Education Resource Team Lead as of September 2014. I am active in teaching residents and medical students in the inpatient hospital setting. I helped to launch an independent, open access, general medicine journal, Open Medicine, and served as the Editor from 2007-2014. I continue to be an Associate Editor with the Annals of Internal Medicine since 2010. I want to shift the way society views vulnerable people and to increase the understanding of how important the social determinants of health are to our well-being and productivity.