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Our Team

  • Tom Kosatsky—MD, MPH



    Scientific Director

    In addition to his role in the NCCEH, Tom is Director for the Environmental Health Services Division at the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The focus of his work with the NCCEH involves identifying quality evidence to support environmental public health activities across Canada, assessing program effectiveness, and supporting education and training.

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  • Lydia Ma joined the NCCEH as Manager while maintaining her role as Continuing Education Director in the UBC School of Population and Public Health (SPPH). Lydia holds a doctorate degree in Pathology and a master of science in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene from the University of British Columbia.

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  • Prabjit Barn—MSc



    Environmental Health Scientist

    Prabjit holds a Bachelors degree in Biology and a Masters degree in Environmental Health from UBC. For her Master’s thesis work, Prabjit investigated infiltration of particulate air pollution from residential wood burning and forest fires in homes, along with the effectiveness of air cleaners in reducing indoor particulate levels.

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  • Tina Chen—MPH, CPHI(C)



    Environmental Health and Knowledge Translation Scientist

    Tina is a certified public health inspector and holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Waterloo, with a focus on environmental health. She also holds a BSc in Biology from UBC, and a BTech in Environmental Health from BCIT. Tina developed a strong interest in the intersections between health and various aspects of the built environment during her Master’s degree.

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  • David Crouch—MSc



    Strategic Analyst

    David has an eclectic background in biology, biomedical research, computer science, knowledge management, and public health. He has helped a wide range of businesses – from the federal government on down to local businesses -- develop and sharpen their business plans and communications strategies. His particular area of expertise involves analyzing business requirements and converting them into workable web-based products.

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  • Angela Eykelbosh—MSc, PhD



    Environmental Health and Knowledge Translation Scientist

    Angela received her PhD from the University of British Columbia in Resource Management and Environmental Studies, with expertise in the interactions among climate, soil, water, and vegetation. She also holds a BSc Honors degree in physiology and developmental biology (University of Alberta), and a MSc in zoology and toxicology (University of Guelph).

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  • Daniel Fong—MPH, BSc, BTech, CPHI(C)



    Environmental Health and Knowledge Translation Scientist

    At the NCCEH, Daniel aims to enhance the use of partnerships to support the use of evidence-informed practice and policy.   He has worked on a wide range of projects including those related to food safety, personal service establishments, bed bugs, mould, antimicrobial agents, and carbon monoxide.  Working with stakeholders from multiple disciplines has enriched his interests in understanding how evidence can be used to support a response to complex public health issues.

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  • Sarah Henderson—PhD



    Environmental Health Scientist

    Sarah is an environmental engineer turned environmental epidemiologist. Her skill set is primarily quantitative and she works on data analysis for multiple projects at the NCCEH and the Environmental Health Services Division, BC Centre for Disease Control. Sarah also maintains strong ties to academic research through her adjunct affiliation with the UBC School of Environmental Health.

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  • Anne-Marie Nicol—MES, PhD



    Environmental Health Scientist

    Anne-Marie began her academic career in the social sciences at SFU (Communications BA) and then developed a strong interest in environmental and occupational health during her Master’s degree at York University (MES). She completed her PhD in Epidemiology at UBC where she currently teaches Risk Assessment and Toxicology in the School of Population and Public Health.

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  • Aroha Miller—BSc, PhD



    Environmental Health and Knowledge Translation Scientist

    Aroha received her PhD in Zoology from Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand, with a focus on invasive marine species. She also holds a BSc honors in Zoology (Otago University). After completing her PhD, Aroha undertook a post-doc position focusing on wildlife management and pesticide use in New Zealand, before working in Sweden researching ecotoxicology of fish. She then moved to Vancouver and worked at the University of British Columbia on ecotoxicology of aquatic birds.

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  • Lawrence holds a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Library and Information Science from UBC. He has experience working with a multitude of government departments in research, information management, and data analysis roles. Lawrence’s librarian experiences include reference services with the Ottawa Public Library and with the Science & Engineering Library at UBC.

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  • Karen Rideout—MSc, PhD



    Policy Analyst

    Karen is a food systems specialist whose work focuses on the complex interactions between food, nutrition, the environment, and health. She holds undergraduate degrees in music and nutrition/human ecology, as well as a master's degree in environmental health and a PhD in food systems. Her PhD research examined how and why some people are able to resist the highly processed and unhealthy food products that are ubiquitous in western society.

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  • Helen Ward—MSc, PhD



    Environmental Health Scientist

    Helen Ward (publishing as Dimich-Ward) is an epidemiologist in the area of occupational and environmental health; primarily relating to respiratory health outcomes. She has a multi-disciplinary background with degrees in Kinesiology (Simon Fraser University), Interdisciplinary Studies (UBC), and has conducted research on environmental tobacco smoke, organic dusts, health care hazards, agricultural injuries, and gender differences in respiratory health.

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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.

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