Kelowna Health Centre
1340 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9N1
phone: 2508687849

Dr. Trevor Corneil is Vice President Population Health & Chief Medical Health Officer for the Interior Health Authority of BC.

His portfolio includes Executive Administration, Health Equity, Mental Health and Substance Use, Primary Care, and Statutory Applications. Dr. Corneil is also the Medical Director of Interior Health’s (IH) regional Seek and Treat for Optimal Prevention (STOP) HIV/AIDS Treatment as Prevention (TasP) program, and Clinical Director of the IH Opioid Overdose Emergency Response. In addition to his administrative work, Dr. Corneil provides clinical care to Kelowna’s inner-city population and sub-specialized care to persons who identify as transgender or gender variant.

Dr. Corneil received his BA and MD at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He then joined UBC for his residency training, receiving fellowships in Family Medicine, and Public Health and Preventative Medicine. Dr. Corneil also completed a Masters of Health Science degree in public health and epidemiology.

With a particular interest in marginalized and vulnerable populations, Dr. Corneil’s clinical, administrative, and academic work has focused on facilitating access to care for those who have difficulty integrating with our publicly administered health care system. To date, communities have included: street youth, transgender persons, those with HIV/AIDS, persons with significant mental health diagnoses, and those with substance use disorders. Over the course of 15 years, Dr. Corneil has facilitated the establishment of B.C.’s first perinatal addictions program, worked to develop a coordinated approach between BC’s health authorities and their youth shelters, played a key role in the development of the internationally renowned “Vancouver Model” of community based transgender care, and . He is currently co-implementing BC’s STOP HIV Treatment as Prevention program across BC’s interior region.


Moore DM, Cui Z, Lachowsky N, Raymond HF, Roth E, Rich A, Sereda P, Howard T, McFarland W, Lal A, Montaner J, Corneil, T, Hogg, RS. HIV Community Viral Load and Factors Associated With Elevated Viremia Among a Community-Based Sample of Men Who Have Sex With Men in Vancouver, Canada. JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 2016 May 1;72(1):87-95.

Corneil, Trevor, Julius Elephante, Jennifer May-Hadford. Non-illicit, non-methadone, prescription opioid overdose deaths in BC’s interior: findings from a retrospective case series, 2006-2011. Manuscript. April 2014.

Corneil, T. My Office Wall. It gets better: coming out, overcoming bullying, and creating a life worth living. Savage, D and Miller, T, Eds.; Dutton, Penguin Group Inc., New York, 2011.

Knox David, Corneil Trevor. ‘Vancouver men who have sex with men: arguing for improved access to safer sex products and point-of-care HIV testing in the community from our current baseline.’ Canadian Public Health Association. Jun, 2010.

Corneil, Trevor, Julius Eisfeld and Marsha Botzner. ‘Proposed Changes to Diagnoses Related to Gender Identity in the DSM: A WPATH Consensus Paper Regarding the Potential Impact on Access to Health Care for Transgender Persons.’. International Journal of Transgenderism. 12.2 (Fall 2010): 107 – 114

Corneil Trevor, Preece Melady. ‘Gender dysphoria and pervasive developmental disorders in youth: A Diagnostic And Treatment Dilemma’. Proceedings Editors: Bockting, Walter. Symposium, World Professional Association of Transgender Health. Oslo, Norway. Jun, 2009. Hawthorn Medical Press. International Journal of Transgenderism.

Corneil, Trevor, Laura Kuyper, Jean Shoveller, Robert Hogg, Kathy Li, Patricia Spittal, Martin Schechter and Evan Wood. ‘Unstable housing, associated risk behaviour, and risk for HIV transmission in injection drug users.’. Health & Place. 12.1 (March 2006): 79 – 85.

Medical Students: courses, projects, or clinical rotations

Medical Residents: rounds, projects, or clinical rotations from any specialty eg. PHPM, FM, IM, PSY, OB, etc.

Masters Students: courses, major papers, or co-supervisor for theses

PhD Students: courses, major papers, or co-supervisor for theses


Jan. 2015-Dec.2015: Vancouver Foundation; Sexual Health Knowledge and Intellectual Disability; Development Grant: $10,000CND: Principal Investigator: Rachelle Hole UBCO; Co-Investigators: Trevor Corneil, Leyton Schnellert, et al

Apr, 2011- Mar, 2016: Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Reducing Health Inequities: The Contribution of Core Public Health Services in BC; $800,000CDN; Principal Investigators: Trevor Hancock, Marjorie A. MacDonald, Bernadette M. Pauly; Co-investigators: Trevor Corneil, et al

April 2013 – Mar 2014: Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Framework for Action to Create Social Support Networks for 60+ Gay Men in BC; $25,000CDN; Principal Investigators: Robert Ablenas, et al; Co-investigators: Trevor Corneil et al

Oct, 2010 – Sep, 2013: Canadian Institutes of Health Research; The Anatomy of Adherence – how gender and the body structure hiv-positive poly-substance using people’s relationships to HIV medications; C; $198,000CDN; Principal Investigators: Treena Orchard, Robert Hogg, Co-investigators: Trevor Corneil, David Moore

Oct, 2010 – Sep, 2013: Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Effect of HAART expansion on community levels of HIV viral load and HIV.; C; $432,672CDN; Principal Investigators: Robert Hogg; Co-investigators: Trevor Corneil, David Moore, et al

Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Canadian HIV/STI prevention research network for men who have sex with men; $990,040CDN; Principal Investigators: David Moore, Joseph Cox, Trevor Hart, et al; Co-inverstigators: Mark Gilbert, Trevor Corneil, et al

Canadian Institutes of Health Research; The Second Chance Study: A mixed methods investigation into the effectiveness of take-home naloxone training for people at risk of opioid overdose; $300,000CND; Principal Investigators: Jane Buxton, Ruth Martin; Co-inverstigators: Bernadette Pauly, Trevor Corneil, et al