Dr. Deborah Money is the Executive Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at UBC and is a Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medicine, and the School of Population and Public Health. She is a subspecialist in Reproductive Infectious Diseases and immediate past-Executive Director of the Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) and Past Vice President Research of BC Women’s Hospital.
Dr. Money was trained with a BSc in Microbiology, and an MD at UBC followed by her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology, also at UBC. She did a clinical and research Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington, and returned to UBC as the first individual in Canada with this combined training.
Dr. Money has developed a translational research program in Reproductive Infectious Diseases with research focused on three major areas: HIV in pregnancy, Human papilloma virus (HPV), and the prevention of cervical cancer; and is leading a Canadian (CIHR/GenomeBC) human microbiome project to understand the role of the vaginal microbiome in health and disease. As such she has published over 170 peer reviewed publications and received over $24M in peer reviewed research awards.
She established the first training program in Reproductive Infectious Diseases in Canada, and she has trained/mentored 6 individuals who are now leaders in academic centres across Canada working as a network of experts supporting clinical care guidelines, education and research in this sub-speciality.
She was honoured to be the first non-US President (2010-2012) of the Infectious Diseases Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (IDSOG), a 45 year old, US based, academic society. In 2013 she was awarded the Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SOGC) Western Regional Award for achievement, the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. She was awarded the Women’s Health Research Institute Career Award for Excellence in Research in 2017.