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Michele Wiens—MA, MLIS

Information Specialist

Michele has completed two master's degrees at UBC, one in Geography and another in Library, Archival and Information Studies. She has several years of research experience in health care and epidemiology. Prior to accepting the Information Specialist position at the NCCEH in May 2010, she was communications director for the Human Early Learning Partnership from 2007-2010. Michele's librarian experience includes reference services with the Vancouver Public Library (Sciences/Business) and she has university teaching experience in geography (medical, physical/environmental, regional, and social). Michele expresses a deep interest in providing information specialist services to the NCCEH, the Environmental Health Services Division, and the BC Centre for Disease Control staff; also, in developing strategic working relationships with other NCCs.

Recent Publications:

  1. Black A, Williams R, Mustard F, Hertzman C, Bertrand J, Wiens M, et al. Early years resource list. Paediatrics & Child Health. 2009 Dec;14(10):691.
  2. Hertzman C, Kershaw P, Irwin L, Trafford L, Wiens M. Guide to the British Columbia atlas of child development. In: Lupart J, editor. Building capacity for diversity in Canadian schools. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside; 2009.
  3. Hertzman C, Wiens M, Snow B, Kelly S, Calne D. A case-control study of Parkinson's disease in a horticultural region of British Columbia. Mov Disord. 1994;9(1):69-75.
  4. Kershaw P, Irwin L, Trafford K, Hertzman C, Schaub P, Forer B, Wiens M. et al. The British Columbia atlas of child development. Victoria, BC: Western Geographical Press; 2006.
  5. Riben PD, Mathias RG, Campbell E, Wiens M. The evaluation of the effectiveness of routine restaurant inspections and education of food handlers: critical appraisal of the literature. Can J Public Health. 1994;85 Suppl 1:S56-S60.
  6. Teschke K, Kelly SJ, Wiens M, Hertzman C, Dimich-Ward H, Ward JEH, et al. Dioxins and furans in residents of a forest industry region of Canada. Chemosphere. 1992;25:1741-51.