Dr. Deborah Money is the executive vice-dean of the Faculty of Medicine as well as a professor in the department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She is also the executive director and director of the BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre. Dr. Money is the first formally trained individual in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Infectious Diseases in Canada and has established the first fellowship in Infectious Diseases for Obstetrician/Gynecologists in the country, which four trainees have completed thus far.
She earned her Bachelor of Science with a major in microbiology and Doctor of Medicine degrees at the University of British Columbia, and completed fellowships at both the University of British Columbia and the University of Washington.
Her research is largely focused on women’s health. Dr. Money’s impressive research contributions in the field and her important position at BC Women’s Hospital and Help Centre have allowed her to become a leader in the field. In the last 10 years, she has led the Canadian efforts in women-focused personalized medicine in the area of understanding the vaginal microbiome in health and disease. For the past 20 years she has led the direct clinical care and provincial surveillance program for HIV-positive pregnant women as part of the only fully multidisciplinary clinic for women and families living with HIV in Canada. She has also been actively involved in the development and maintenance of a national surveillance system for mother-infant pairs in Canada.
Dr. Money is the principal investigator for CTN 236 which is a study on the HPV vaccine for women and girls living with HIV. She is also one of the principal investigators for CTN 291, which is a study on preterm birth in HIV-positive pregnancies and is a co-investigator for CTN 277, which looks at cellular aging and endocrinopathy in HIV-positive and HIV-negative women.