Dr. Rita K. McCracken, MD, PhD

Family Physician and Primary Care Researcher


CIHR funded project with nominated Principal Applicant, Dr. Lindsay Hedden

Project Description
Advancing Virtual Primary Care for People with Opioid Use Disorder” (VPC OUD) explores how the rapid introduction of synchronous virtual interactions (videoconference and telephone consultations) during COVID-19 has affected primary care access and patient outcomes for people with opioid use disorder.

Co-investigators: Bach, Paxton J; Boyd, Jade; Chakanyuka, Christina; Hayashi, Kanna; Klimas, Jan; Law, Michael R; McGrail, Kimberlyn M; Nosyk, Bohdan P; Sutherland, Christy; Ti, Lianping (Mint)

Research Team: Sarah Spencer; Shawna Narayan; Ellie Gooderham; Keaton Fraser

Community Partners:
Family Physician Recruitment Poster
PWOUD Recruitment Poster


  1. Advancing virtual primary care for people with opioid use disorder (VPC OUD): a mixed-methods study protocol, BMJ Open, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36167365/
  2. People with opioid use disorder and the use of video and telemedicine in primary care: a scoping review protocol, Open Science Framework, osf.io/y7qug


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