Lydia Ma is the Manager of the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCEH).

Lydia holds a doctorate degree in Pathology and a master of science in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene from UBC. She joined UBC in 1998 with a mandate to create, develop and implement a continuing professional education program for occupational, environmental, and public health professionals. Through the program numerous partnerships have been formed with professional associations, other universities and organizations to offer continuing education courses for occupational and environmental health and safety professionals.

At the NCCEH funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada and hosted by the BC Centre for Disease Control, Lydia works with a team that comprises of environmental health and knowledge translation scientists, information specialist, project coordinator, communications coordinator, and administrative personnel. Our work involves producing evidence-based documents and other resources to help support decision-making, policy setting, and practice changing, and to build capacity in the pubic health systems through network development.  We synthesize synthesize, translate and mobilize knowledge concerning health risks associated with the natural and built environment, and to identify gaps in research and practice knowledge.


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