The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) provides provincial and national leadership in public health through surveillance, detection, treatment, prevention and consultation services.
The BCCDC is a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)
. PHSA plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC, working with the five geographic health authorities to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British Columbians.
Wendy is an accomplished leader whose work is grounded in collaboration and building strong partnerships. She has worked with PHSA since 2013. Prior to joining BCCDC, she was the Director of Operations and Planning with BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) and before that served as the Fraser Area Operations Director for close to six years.
Wendy is the recipient of a BC Healthcare Leaders Award to reduce ambulance turnaround times at hospitals. Wendy has a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management and Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business from Columbia Southern University. She also has a background in medical imaging.
Dr. Sandhu oversees a portfolio that includes strategic planning and implementation, data analytic services, public health information governance, communications and knowledge translation, stakeholder management and collaborative partnerships, and sustainability of strategic and transformative population health initiatives.
Prior to joining BCCDC, he was the founding director of the Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Public Heath Surveillance Unit (2007-2016) and then Executive Director of Data Analytics and Decision Support at VCH (2017-2021).
His experiences include British Military Hospital Pathology, Hong Kong; WHO regional training centre for Medical Education in Sydney, Australia; the Australian Red Cross; the Provincial Laboratory for Public Health in Alberta; and various agencies of the National Health Service in the United Kingdom.
He holds a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Bristol and a MBA from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Business School. Jat is also a Clinical Associate Professor with the School of Population and Public Health at UBC.
Jason Wong is a public health and preventive medicine specialist and is the medical director for the Clinical Prevention Services division at BCCDC. He is also a clinical assistant professor in the UBC School of Population & Public Health. His research interests include epidemiology, integrated surveillance, syndemics and public health.
Jason completed doctor of medicine (MD) training at the University of Alberta and a master of public health (MPH) degree at the University of British Columbia. He holds a Certification in the College of Family Physicians (CCFP) and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC).