About the Team

My Health My Community is a partnership between Vancouver Coastal Health, Fraser Health and the University of British Columbia. Here’s a little more about the main investigators and project team.

Principal Investigator

Dr Jat Sandhu, PhD, Executive Director of Decision Support and Data Analytics at Vancouver Coastal Health.

Dr. Sandhu established the Public Health Surveillance Unit in 2007 to provide leadership and expertise in population health assessment and disease surveillance for Vancouver Coastal Health in preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympics. The legacy from the Games and the ongoing work of the Unit has been recognized as innovative and leading practice for public health in Canada.

Dr Sandhu is also Clinical Associate Professor with the School of Population and Public Health at UBC, Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University and placement supervisor for the Canadian Field Epidemiology Program.

Co-Investigators

Dr James Lu, MD, Medical Health Officer, Health Protection, Vancouver Coastal Health

Dr Reka Gustafson, MD, Medical Health Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health & Medical Director of CDC, Communicable Disease Control Section

Dr Ingrid Tyler, MD, Medical Health Officer, Fraser Health

Project Team

Tiffany Akins, Communications Leader, Communications & Public Affairs, Vancouver Coastal Health

Tanya Bagnall, Analyst/Administrative Assistant, Public Health Surveillance Unit, Vancouver Coastal Health

Stephanie Bale, Senior Consultant, Communications & Public Affairs, Fraser Health

Loretta Bogert-O’Brien, Information and Health Data Analyst, Population Health Observatory, Fraser Health

Rahul Chhokar, MSc Manager, Population Health Observatory, Fraser Health

Ellen Demlow, MPH Regional Epidemiologist, Public Health Surveillance Unit, Vancouver Coastal Health

Sara Forsting, MSPH Regional Director, Public Health Surveillance Unit, Vancouver Coastal Health

Claire Gram, Policy Consultant, Population Health, Vancouver Coastal Health

Diana Grill, Epidemiologist, Population Health Observatory, Fraser Health

Tracy Hoskin, Project Lead, Healthy Community Partnerships, Fraser Health

Yumian Hu, MSc Biostatistician, Public Health Surveillance Unit, Vancouver Coastal Health

Laurel Jebamani, Aboriginal Health Lead, Vancouver Coastal Health

Eleni Kefalas, Public Health Information Analyst, Vancouver Coastal Health

Helen Li, Biostatistician, Population Health Observatory, Fraser Health

Karyll Magtibay, Project Manager, My Health My Community, Vancouver Coastal Health

Meghan Martin, Policy Analyst, Fraser Health

Mark McCabe, Field Epidemiologist, Population Health Observatory, Fraser Health

Dr. Geoff McKee, MD Medical Health Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health

Alice Miro, Population Health Policy and Project Lead, Population Health, Vancouver Coastal Health

Judi Mussenden, Manager, Population and Public Health, Fraser Health

Carmen Ng, MSc Epidemiologist, Population Health Observatory, Fraser Health

Geoff Ramler, Information Analyst, Public Health Surveillance Unit, Vancouver Coastal Health

Juan Solorzano, Executive Director, Population Health, Vancouver Coastal Health