Our Team

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  • Tom Kosatsky, MD, MPH



    Scientific Director

    In addition to his role in the NCCEH, Tom is Director for the Environmental Health Services Division at the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and Clinical Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The focus of his work with the NCCEH involves identifying quality evidence to support environmental public health activities across Canada, assessing program effectiveness, and supporting education and training...

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  • Lydia Ma is Manager at the NCCEH while maintaining her role as Adjunct Professor and Continuing Education Director in the UBC School of Population and Public Health (SPPH). Lydia holds a doctorate degree in Pathology and a master of science in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene from the University of British Columbia. 

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  • Tina Chen, MPH, CPHI(C)



    Environmental Health and Knowledge Translation Scientist

    Tina is a certified public health inspector and holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Waterloo, with a focus on environmental health. She also holds a BSc in Biology from UBC, and a BTech in Environmental Health from BCIT. Tina developed a strong interest in the intersections between health and various aspects of the built environment during her Master’s degree...

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  • Angela Eykelbosh, MSc, PhD



    Environmental Health and Knowledge Translation Scientist

    Angela received her PhD from the University of British Columbia in Resource Management and Environmental Studies, with expertise in the interactions among climate, soil, water, and vegetation. She also holds a BSc Honors degree in physiology and developmental biology (University of Alberta), and a MSc in...

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  • Shirra Freeman, MSc, PhD



    Environmental Health and Knowledge Translation Scientist

    Shirra’s research spans economics, decision science and risk assessment related to environmental health. She has worked in the areas of sustainable aquaculture, plastic pollution and chemical exposures and is especially interested in evidence-based policy and decision making. Prior to...

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  • Anne-Marie Nicol, MES, PhD



    Environmental Health and Knowledge Translation Scientist

    Anne-Marie began her academic career in the social sciences at SFU (Communications BA) and then developed a strong interest in environmental and occupational health during her Master’s degree at York University (MES). She completed her PhD in Epidemiology at UBC where she currently teaches...

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  • Juliette O’Keeffe, MSc, PhD



    Environmental Health and Knowledge Translation Scientist

    Juliette joined the NCCEH team in 2018 bringing with her previous experience delivering research for industry and government in the areas of rural drinking water, wastewater treatment, waste management and resource efficiency at the Urban Water Technology Centre in Dundee, Scotland. Prior to this she worked with Dundee’s Public Analyst and the Scottish EPA...

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  • Vanessa Cleven, MA



    Communications Coordinator

    Vanessa is a communications specialist with a MA in Media Studies from Concordia University in Montreal with a focus on health communications. She also holds a BA in Communications with a minor in Publishing from SFU. Vanessa worked at the UBC Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcomes Sciences assisting the Chair of Mental Health and Addictions, and was the Communications Specialist for the UBC Centre for Health Sciences and Policy Research...

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  • Linda Bonamis



    Administrative Assistant

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  • Michele Wiens



    Information Specialist

    Michele is a librarian with several years of research experience in environmental and public health. She has a deep interest in providing information specialist services to the NCCEH, the Environmental Health Services Division, and the BC Centre for Disease Control staff; and in developing strategic working relationships with other NCCs...

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