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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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  • Shirra Freeman—MSc, PhD



    Environmental Health and Knowledge Translation Scientist

    Shirra’s research spans economics, decision science and risk assessment related to environmental health. She has worked in the areas of sustainable aquaculture, plastic pollution and chemical exposures and is especially interested in evidence-based policy and decision making. Prior to...

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  • Anne-Marie Nicol—MES, PhD



    Environmental Health and Knowledge Translation 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...

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  • Juliette O’Keeffe – MSc, PhD Candidate



    Environmental Health and Knowledge Translation Scientist

    juliette.okeeffe@bccdc.ca

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  • Leela Steiner—MA, PhD candidate



    Environmental Health and Knowledge Translation Scientist

    Leela is completing her PhD at the University of British Columbia in Resource Management and Environmental Studies, and has an expertise in chemical management, science policy development, and regulatory frameworks for emerging contaminants of concern. She also holds a BSc Honours degree...

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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...

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