Mark Gilbert received his medical degree from the University of Ottawa in 2000, a master’s degree in health sciences and fellowship in community medicine from UBC in 2005.

Dr. Gilbert has worked as field epidemiologist with the Public Health Agency of Canada, a Medical Health Officer in Vancouver Island Health Authority, and led provincial STI and HIV surveillance systems in both BC and Ontario.

Currently, Mark is the Medical Director of Clinical Prevention Services at BCCDC, which is focused on the delivery of health promotion, harm reduction, prevention and treatment services related to tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections, HIV, hepatitis B and C, mental health and substance use. Dr. Gilbert also leads the BC Online Sexual Health Services program which delivers innovative sexual health services through the internet, including a provincial sexual health education website ( and an internet-based testing program for HIV, STI and hepatitis C called (

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Selected Publications:

Nunn AJ, Crutzen R, Haag D, Chabot C, Carson A, Ogilvie G, Shoveller J, Gilbert M. Using structural equation modeling to examine e-loyalty in an online sexual health promotion intervention. Journal of Medical Internet Research (accepted August 2017).

Gilbert M, Bonnell A, Farrell J, Haag D, Bondyra M, Unger D, Elliot E. Click yes to consent: Acceptability of incorporating informed consent into an internet-based testing program for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 2017 (Epub ahead of print).

Gilbert M, Salway T, Haag D, Fairley CK, Wong J, Grennan T, Uddin Z, Buchner CS, Wong T, Krajden M, Tyndall M, Shoveller J, Ogilvie G. Use of GetCheckedOnline, a comprehensive web-based testing service for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections in Vancouver, British Columbia. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2017; 19(3):e81.
Karamouzian M, Knight R, Gilbert M, Shoveller J. A review of measures used to assess HIV-related stigma among young people living with HIV: Missing accounts of sex and gender. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies (Epub ahead of print) DOI:10.1080/17450128.2016.1274462

Gilbert M, Taylor D, Michelow W, Grace D, Balshaw R, Kwag M, Lim E, Fischer B, Patrick D, Ogilvie G, Coombs D, Steinberg M, Rekart M. Sustained reduction in sexual behavior that may pose a risl of HIV transmission following diagnosis during early HIV infection among gay men in Vancouver, British Columbia. AIDS and Behavior, 2017 (Epub ahead of print).
Gilbert M, Haag D, Salway Hottes T, Bondyra M, Elliot E, Chabot C, Farrell J, Bonnell A, Kopp S, Andruschak J, Shoveller J, Ogilvie G. Get checked…where? The development of a comprehensive, integrated internet-based testing program for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections in British Columbia, Canada. JMIR Research Protocols 2016;5(3):e186.
Gilbert M, Swenson L, Unger D, Scheim A, Grace D. Need for a robust and inclusive public health ethics review of the monitoring of HIV phylogenetic clusters for HIV prevention. Lancet HIV 2016; 3(10):e461.
Falasinnu T, Gilbert M, Gustafson P, Shoveller J. A validation study of a clinical prediction rule for screening asymptomatic chlamydia and gonorrhea among heterosexuals in British Columbia. Sexually Transmitted Infections 2016; 92(1):12-8.

Gilbert M, Cook D, Steinberg M, Kwag M, Robert W, Doupe G, Krajden M, Rekart M. Targeting screening and social marketing to increase detection of acute HIV infection in men who have sex with men in Vancouver, British Columbia. AIDS, 2013; 27(16):2649-2654.

Mark is currently available to supervise students.

Mark’s research interests include:
• Digital public health research
• Testing for sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections
• Sexual health literacy
• Gay Men’s Health