Deborah M. Money, MD, FRCSC
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.


Dr. Money’s areas of interest in teaching include:

Teaching at the undergraduate, postgraduate and CME level in areas of Infectious Diseases in Women, in particular HIV, Hepatitis C, Herpes in Pregnancy as well as the evaluation and management of vaginal infections.

Personalized medicine research program studying the vaginal microbiome utilizing metagenomic techniques.

HIV, Hepatitis C, Herpes, Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy.

Established the first fellowship in Infectious Diseases for Obstetrician/Gynecologists in Canada.

In addition to formal sessions of teaching, Dr. Money takes great pleasure in ‘bedside’ teaching and has had a resident or fellow with her in the majority of clinics she has conducted with the associated ‘bedside’ teaching. This has been approximately 9 hours per week for the past 7 years and prior to that when her clinical and on call load was 75%, she had residents/fellows learning with her in all aspects of her clinical work.


Bitnun, Ari; Lee, Terry C; Singer, Joel; Samson, Lindy M; Brophy, Jason; Kakkar, Fatima; Lapointe, Normand; Alimenti, Ariane; The Canadian Pediatric and Perinatal HIV/AIDS Research Group
Toronto, ON; Vancouver, BC; Ottawa, ON; Montreal, QC; Canada. Missed Opportunities For the Prevention of Vertical HIV Transmission (VT); Evidence From The Canadian Perinatal HIV Surveillance Program (CPHSP). Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol Vol 24 Suppl A 1A-152A Abstract P084.

Borek, Natasha V; Lester, Richard; Graham, Rebecca, Maan, Evelyn J; Friesen, Karen; van der kop, Mia L; Levine, Sarah, Money, Deborah M; Murray, Melanie; WELTELBC1: A qualitative Analysis of Participant and Health Care Worker Views of the Feasability and Acceptability of an MHealth Intervention For Improving Care for HIV Positive Patients On Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) In British Columbia, (BC), Canada. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol Vol 24 Suppl A 1A-152A Abstract P291.

Boucoiran I, Van Schalkwyk J, Alimenti A, Maan E, Albert A, Wagner E, Chaworth-Muster T, Forbes J, Pick N, and Money D. HIV viral rebound near delivery in previously suppressed, combination antiretroviral therapy treated pregnant women. IDSOG Annual Meeting. Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. 2013 Aug 8-10. (oral presentation).

Carter AJ, Bourgeois S, O?Brien N, Abelsohn K, Tharao W, Greene S, Margolese S, Kaida A, Sanchez M, Palmer AK, Cescon A, de Pokomandy A, Loutfy MR, Money D, CHIWOS Research Team. Women-specific HIV/AIDS services: Identifying the components of holistic service delivery for women living with HIV/AIDS. Journal of the International AIDS Society 2013, 16:17433.

Cescon, Angela; Salters, Kate A; Zhang, Wendy; Money, Deborah; Murray, Melanie; Coldman, Andy; Olgilvie, Gina S; Hamm, Jeremy; Chiu, Connie G; Montaner, Julio S; Wiseman, Sam M; Hogg, Robert S; Pick, Neora
Vancouver, BC. Incidence of Cancer Among HIV-Positive Women in British Columbia (BC) 1994-2008. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol Vol 24 Suppl A: 1A-152A Abstract : 0034.

Dobson, SR; McNeil, S, Dionne, M; Dawar, M; Ogilvie, G; Krajden, M; Sauvageau, C; Scheifele, DW; Kollmann, TR; Halperin, SA; Langley, JM; Bettinger, JA; Singer, J; Money, D; Miller, D; Naus, D; Marra, F; Young, E. Immunogenicity of 2 does of HPV vaccine in younger adolescents vs 3 doses in young women: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2013 May 1; 309 (17): 1793-802. doi: 10.1001/jama.2013.1625.

Giesbrecht, Chantal; Thorton, Allen E; Hall-Patch, Clare; Maan, Evelyn J; Graham, Rebecca; Money, Deborah; Murray, Melanie; Cote, Helene; Pick, Neora
CIHR Team Grant on HIV Therapy and Aging (CARMA)
Burnaby, Vancouver, BC. Poorer Cognitive Performance in HIV+ Women Coinfected with Hepatitis C (HCV) Relative to Monoinfected (HIV+) and HIV Negative Control Women. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol Vol 24 Suppl A:1A-152A Abstract ID: 0012.

Krajden M, Cook D, Yu A, Chow R, Su Q, Mei W, McNeil S, Money D, Dionne M, Palefsky J, Karunakaran K, Kollmann T, Ogilvie G, Petric M, and Dobson S. Assessment of HPV 16 and HPV 18 antibody responses by pseudovirus neutralization, Merck cLIA and Merck total IgG LIA immunoassays in a reduced dosage quadrivalent HPV vaccine trial. Vaccine, pii: S0264-410X(13)01234-6. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.09.007 (Epub ahead of print).

Lin S, Martin R, Buxton J, Koehn J, Todd T, Shafik D, Honer W, and Money D. Socially Accountable Medical Training: A Prison Health Advocacy Education Initiative for Postgraduate Medical Residents (oral presentation). Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME). Quebec City, QC. April 20-23, 2013.

Mahal, Daljeet; Chaban, Bonnie; Albert, Arianne Y; Vicol, Laura; Wagner, Emily C; Hill, Janet; Hemmingsen, Sean; Pick, Neora; Money, Deborah; Research Group, Vogue
Vancouver, BC, Saskatoon, SK. Metagenomic Characterization of the vaginal microbiome in HIV- Positive Women Using Gene Sequencing Methods. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol Vol 24 Suppl A:1A-152A Abstract ID: 0035.

Mai, Alice; Sokalski, Kirsten; Chu, Jackson; Cote, Helene; Maan, Evelyn; Albert, Arianne; Murray, Melaine; Money, Deborah; Pick, Neora;
Emerging Team Grant in HIV Therapy and Aging (CARMA) and the CIHR
Vancouver, BC. Bone Health and Cellular Aging in a Cohort of HIV – Positive Women. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol Vol 24 Suppl A Spring 2013.

Michael L. Rekart; Mark Gilbert; Rafael Meza; Paul H. Kim; Michael Chang; Deborah M. Money; Robert C. Brunham. Chlamydia Public Health Programs and the Epidemiology of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and Ectopic Pregnancy. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 207(1): 30-38 doi:10.1093/infdis/jis644. January 1, 2013.

Mitchell SM, Sekikubo M, Biryabarema C, Byamugisha JJ, Steinberg M, Jeronimo J, Money DM, Christilaw J, Ogilvie GS. Factors associated with high-risk HPV positivity in a low-resource setting in sub-Saharan Africa. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, pii: S0002-9378(13)00926-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2013.08.038 (Epub ahead of print).

Mmeje O, Lazenby G, Fisher BM, Weinberg A, Aaron E, Luque AE, Willers D, Cohan D, and Money D. Patterns of use: antiretroviral therapy during pregnancy in perinatally (PHIV) and behaviorally HIV-injected (BHIV) women. IDSOG Annual Meeting. Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, USA. 2013 Aug 8-10.

Money D, Allen VM; Society of Obstetrician and Gynaecologists of Canada. SOGC Clinical Practice Guidelines: The prevention of early-onset neonatal group B streptococcal disease. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 35(10): 939-951.

Money D, Tulloch K, Boucoiran I, Aliment A, Sauve L, Pick N, Caddy S, and van Schalkwyk J. British Columbia Guidelines for the care of HIV positive pregnant women and interventions to reduce perinatal transmission. BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. 23 Jul 2013. Available at: Accessed 13 Dec 2013.

Money, Deborah M; van Schalkwyk, Julie; Alimenti, Ariane; Maan, Evelyn J; Albert, Arianne; Wagner, Emily; Chaworth-Musters, Tessa, Forbes, Jack;, Pick, Neora;
Oak Tree Research Group, Vancouver, BC. HIV Viral Rebound Near Delivery in Previously Suppressed, Combination Antiretroviral Therapy (cART) Treated Pregnant Women. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol Vol 24 Suppl A:1A-152A Abstract ID: 0037.

Money, Deborah; Blitz, Sandra, Raboud, Janet; Krajden, Mel; Coutlee, Francois; Walmsley, Sharon; Loufty, Mona; Trottier, Sylive; Smaill, Fiona; Bitnun, Sean A; Singer, Joel. HPV Antibody Response in HIV Positive Women Vaccinated with an HPV Quadravalent 6/11/16/18 Vaccine: Updated Results. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol Vol 24 Suppl A Spring 2013.

Moses E, Blitz S, Coutlee F, Walmsley S, Loutfy M, Smaill F, Trottier S, Wobeser W, Ogilvie G, Dobson S, and Money D. HPV infection in HIV positive women vaccinated with a quadrivalent HPV vaccine. Eurogin. Florence, Italy. 2013 Nov 3-6. (poster presentation).

Moses E, Blitz S, Raboud J, Wobeser W, Loutfy M, Smaill F, Walmsley S, Coutlee F, and Money D. Efficacy of the quadrivalent HPV vaccine in HIV positive women. IDSOG Annual Meeting. Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, USA. 2013 Aug 8-10. (poster presentation).

Moses, Erin; Blitz, Sandra; Raboud, Janet; Singer, Joel; Smaill, Fiona; Loufy, Mona; Walmsley, Sharon; Money, Deborah; HPV Infection and Cervical Dysplasia in HAART-Treated HIV Positive Women. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol Vol 24 Suppl A:1A-152A Abstract ID: P059.

Murray, Melanie C; Borek, Natasha V; Graham, Rebecca; Maan, Evelyn J; van der kop, Mia L; Friesen, Karen, Levine; Sarah, Abaki; Joshua, Pick; Neora; Maginley, Juanita;Olgilvie, Gina; Money, Deborah M; Lester, Richard. WELTEL BC1: A Pilot Study Exploring Feasability and Acceptability of MHealth Intervention to Improve Care for HIV Positive Patients On Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) in British Columbia (BC), Canada. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol Vol 24 Suppl A 1A: 152A Abstract ID:P035.

Ogilvie GS, Mitchell S, Sekikubo M, Biryabarema C, Byamugisha J, Jeronimo J, Miller D, Steinberg M, and Money DM. Results of a community-based cervical cancer screening pilot project using human papillomavirus self-sampling in Kampala, Uganda. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 122(2):118-123. doi:10.1016/j.ijgo.2013.03.019.

Prenatal screening and maternal case detection for syphilis, HIV and hepatitis C in British Columbia, Canada 2007-2012. The International Society for Sexually Transmitted Diseases Research. Vienna, Austria. 2013 Jul 14-17.

Rodrigues-Coutlee C, Archambault J, Money D, Ramanakumar AV, Raboud J, Hankins C, Koushik A, Richardson H, Brassard P, Franco EL, and Coutlee F, for the Canadian Women’s HIV Study Group. Human papillomavirus type 56 polymorphism in Canadian women with and without cervical lesions. Journal of Clinical Virology, 58(4), 660-665. doi:10.1016/j.jcv.2013.10.015.

Sandra Blitz, Joanna Baxter, Janet Raboud, Sharon Walmsley, Anita Rachlis, Fiona Smaill, Alex Ferenczy, Fran?ois Coutl?e, Catherine Hankins, Deborah Money for the Canadian Women’s HIV. Evaluation of HIV and HAART on the natural history of HPV infection and cervical cytopathology in HIV-positive and high risk HIV-negative women. J Infect Dis, 208(3):454-462. doi:10.1093/infdis/jit181.

Sauve, Laura J; Forbes, Jack; Brophy, Jason; Alimenti, Ariane; Samson, Lindy; Singer, Joel, Money, Deborah; Lapointe, Normand; Lee, Terry C; Tan, Ben; Lamarre, Valerie; Bitnum, Ari; The Canadian Pediatric AIDS Research Group,
Vancouver, BC; Ottawa, ON; Montreal, QC; Saskatoon, SK; Toronto, ON; Canada. Perinatal HIV Exposure: Aboriginal Mother – Infant Pairs in Western Canada. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol Vol 24 Suppl A:1A-152A Abstract ID: 0015.

Singer, Joel; Sauve, Laura J; Brophy, Jason; Forbes, John; Alimente, Ariane; Bitnun, Ari; Samson, Lindy; Money, Deborah; Lapointe, Normand; Tan, Ben; Lee, Terry; Kakkar, Fatima, and the
Canadian Pediatric and Perinatal HIV/AIDS Research Group (CPARG)
Vancouver, BC; Ottawa, ON; Toronto, ON; Montreal, QC; Saskatoon, SK. Canadian Perinatal HIV Surveillance Program (CPHSP): Perinatal HIV Transmission, Treatment in Pregnancy and Demographics in Canada. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol Vol 24 Suppl A:1A-152A Abstract ID: P088.

Sokalski, Kristen M; Mai, Alice; Chu, Jackson; Cote, Helene; Maan, Evelyn J; Pick, Neora; Money, Deborah; Murray, Melanie C
Vancouver, BC. Endocrinopathy and Leukocyte Telomere Length in HIV+ Individuals in the CARMA Cohort. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol Vol 24 Suppl A:1A-152A Abstract ID: 0010.

van Schalkwyk, Julianne; Bahjli, Anees; Chaworth-Musters, Tessa; Maan, Evelyn J; Alimenti, Ariane; Alberts, Arianne; Forbes, John; Pick, Neora; Money, Deborah
Vancouver, BC. Time to HIV Viral Load Suppression With Combined Antiretroviral Therapy (cART) In Pregnancy. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol Vol 24 Suppl A:1A-152A Abstract ID: 0036.

Wang, Xuetao; salters, Kate A; Zhang, Wendy; McCandless, Lawrence; Money, Deborah; Pick Neora; Montaner, Julio; Hogg, Robert S; Kaida, Angela;
Burnaby, BC. Women’s Health Care Utilization Among Harder-To-Reach HIV – Infected Women Ever on Antiretroviral Therapy in British Columbia. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol Vol 24 Suppl A:1A-152A Abstract ID: 0104.

Zanet, DeAnna L; Thorne, Anona; Sattha, Beheroze; Maan, Evelyn J; Gadawski, Izabelle; Murray, Melanie; Singer, Joel; Money, Deborah M; Pick, Neora; Cote, Helene C;
The CIHR Emerging Team in HIV Therapy and Aging (CARMA)
Vancouver, BC. Current Smoking But Not Previous Smoking is Associated With Shorter Leukocyte Telomere Length, A Marker of Aging, In HIV+ And HIV- Adults. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol Vol 24 Suppl A 1A-152A Abstract P079.


CIHR/Genome BC
Metagenomic Characterization of the Vaginal Microbiome. Emerging Team Grant.
PI: D. Money Co: S. Hemmingsen, J. Hill, A. Bocking, G. Reid

A phase III, double-blind, randomized, controlled study to evaluate the safety, immunogenicity and efficacy of GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals? HPV-16/18 L1/AS04 vaccine administered intramuscularly according to a three-dose schedule (0, 1, 6 month) in health
PI: D. Money Co: T. Ehlen, D. Miller, J. van Schalkwyk

A Study of an HPV VLP Vaccine in a Cohort of HIV Positive Girls and Women
PI: D. Money Co: Et al

March of Dimes Prematurity Research Initiative
Defining the role of vaginal microbial ecology in preterm birth.
PI: D. Money Co: J. Hill, S. Hemmingsen, J. van Schalkwyk, E. Castillo, S. Goh

A Randomized, International, Double-Blinded (With In-House Blinding), Controlled With GARDASIL?, Dose-Ranging, Tolerability, Immunogenicity, and Efficacy Study of a Second Generation Human Papillomavirus (HPV) L1 Virus-Like Particle (VLP) Vaccine Administ
PI: G. Stuart Co: D. Miller, D. Money et al

Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies
HIV – exposed but unifected (HEU) infants: an exploration of the causes of enhanced morbity and mortality.
PI: D Speert Co: D. Money

Canadian HIV Women and Reproductive Health Cohort Study (CHIWOS)
PI: M Loufty Co: D Money

The Annual Vaginal Microbiome Group Initiative (VOGUE) Workshop.
PI: D. Money, A. Bocking, S. Hemmingsen, et al Co: T. Dumonceaux, G. Gloor, M. Links, K. O?Doherty, P. Tang, J. van Schalkwyk, M. Yudin

Enhancing Canadian Reproductive Infectious Diseases Capacity.
PI: D. Money Co: J. van Schalkwyk, M. Yudin

Molecular Aging & HIV Co-Morbidities in Women & Children (Grant preparation).
PI: H. Cote Co: D. Money, S. A. Bitnun, N. Pick, D. H. Soudeyns

Post-doctoral fellowship award: Reproductive Trends among HIV Positive Women in BC?s HAART era: Examining the interplay between pregnancy, antiretroviral adherence, and HIV disease progression.
PI: A. Kaida Co: D. Money

Measuring Mitochondrial Aging, Application to HIV Infection and Therapy.
PI: H. Cote Co: R.P. Harringan, D. Money, N. Pick, A.F. Poon, H. Soudeyns.

Cellular Aging & HIV Co-Morbidities in Women & Children.
PI: H. Cote, H. Soudeyns, D. Money, A. Bitnun, N. Pick Co: J. Brophy, M. Murray, M. Smith, P. Janssen, F. Kakkar, J. Prior & M. Silverman.

Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics
A Phase II Randomized, Observer-Blind, Multi-Center, Controlled Study of a Trivalent Group B Streptococcus Vaccine in Healthy Pregnant Women
PI: D. Money Co: S. Dobson, J. van Schalkwyk

New Science, New Directions in HIV and Hepatitis C.
PI: Rogers TM. Co: Alexander ST, Carnochan TN, Corriveau A, Jones JE, Monteith KM, Shahin RM, Blanchard JF, Cooper CL, Gagnon M, Kirkland SA, Money DM, Montaner JS, Steben M, and Tan DH.

IWK Health Centre/Dalhousie University
Immunization of women with diphtheria and tetanus toxoids combined with acellular pertussis (Tdap) during the mid-third trimester of pregnancy: An evaluation of the potential for immunological protection for the neonate.
PI: Halperin S. Co: Halperin B, Allen V, Langley J, McNeil S, Tapiero B, Boucher M, LeSaux N, Gruslin A, Tran D, Yudin M, Vanderkooi O, Wison D, Vaudry W, Chandra S, Dobson S, Money D, Quach C, and Brown R.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Hepatitis C virus infection in pregnancy: pathogenesis and mother-to-child transmission.
PI: Soudeyns H. Co: Boucher M, Lamarre V, Lapointe ND, and Money DM.


Manage care of HIV positive women in British Columbia – led perinatal care of HIV positive women in BC since 1994.

Viral infections in pregnancy.

The role of Vaginal Microbiota in health and disease.

The role of HPV vaccine in prevention of cervical cancer.