Dr. Michael Schwandt is a Public Health Physician with the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, and Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Population and Public Health. He is a specialist in Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and also trained as a Family Physician. Dr. Schwandt is committed to addressing social determinants of health, and is a former board member of Upstream: Institute for a Healthy Society.


Dr. Schwandt’s major research and practice areas include environmental public health, global health and health equity. Recent research topics have explored links between urban form and health outcomes, with attention to active transportation and injury prevention. Dr. Schwandt enjoys working across disciplines and methodologies, and has been a principal investigator and co-investigator on several nationally and provincially funded projects, currently including the inter-provincial Multisectoral Urban Systems for Health and Equity in Canadian Cities program.


Available to co-supervise students or serve on thesis committees.


Click here for a list of recent publications.


Research profile: Study Probes Health and Safety of Migrant Workers.


Media: Health Status Report on Unintentional Injuries.

UBC MD Program
UBC Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program