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.
Dr. Gustafson leads the integration of population and public health promotion, planning and prevention across PHSA’s clinical programs. In addition, she provides leadership to the BC Centre for Disease Control. As Deputy Provincial Health Officer, she is responsible for the delegated functions, duties and activities carried out under the Public Health Act.
Réka completed her Master of Science, Master of Health Science and MD degrees at the University of British Columbia. She holds a fellowship in Public Health and Preventative Medicine and certification in Family Medicine. Before her current position, she practiced public health as a Medical Health Officer in Vancouver Coastal Health for over fifteen years.