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Dan Werb

Co-Founder, International Centre for Science in Drug Policy

Daniel Werb has worked extensively in the fields of HIV/AIDS, addictions, and the impact of drug policies on vulnerable populations as a researcher at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and co-founder of the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy. Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Daniel obtained his BA in English Literature and Philosophy with honours at McGill University. He has worked in both academic and commercial publishing, skills that he then transferred into his role as a researcher and communications fellow at the Senlis Council (now ICOS Group), a Paris-based illicit drug policy lobby group, and as a freelance journalist. Daniel is currently a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia. His research has consistently focused on identifying the policies that perpetuate inequity and compromise the rights of drug users. Daniel has received multiple awards for his work, including scholarships from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, and the University of British Columbia, among others.