Research Projects


At-Risk Youth Study (ARYS)

Status: Active

Project Lead: Kora DeBeck

Other: Kanna Hayashi, Research Coordinator: Emma McHugh

The At-Risk Youth Study (ARYS) is a longitudinal cohort study of >1,000 street-involved youth who use drugs in Vancouver. The cohort began in 2005 and is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the US National Institutes for Health Research. ARYS aims to explore the individual, social, economic, and environmental factors that influence the health and well-being of street-involved children, youth, and young adults in Vancouver.