Dr. Kate Smolina is the Director of the BC Observatory for Population and Public Health, a partnership between the Ministry of Health and all Health Authorities to advance chronic disease, injury, and risk factor surveillance in BC.

Prior to her current role, Kate worked as a Banting Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia, looking at the full spectrum of factors that influence population medicine use and associated health outcomes.

Her interests include chronic disease surveillance, linked administrative data, and health policy. She holds a BSc in Bio-Medical Science from the University of Guelph and a PhD in Public Health from the University of Oxford.

BC Centre for Disease Control
655 West 12th Ave, Vancouver

Dr. Smolina’s published research can be found here.

– Epidemiology of prescription opioid use
– Chronic disease surveillance
– Linked administrative data