The Principal Investigator of the study and the Medical Director of Environmental Health Services at British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), he obtained his BA and MD from the University of Manitoba and completed a Family Practice Residency at Memorial University (Newfoundland) and occupational medicine certification at the University of Dundee (Scotland). Dr Kosatsky’s hobbies include art, travel, and hiking.
Also in Environmental Health Services at the BCCDC, she is a Perinatal Environmental Health Scientist and the study lead. Linda completed her undergraduate degree at Yale University and her MSc in Global Environmental Health and Development at UC Berkeley. Inquisitive by nature, Linda builds high quality evidence to inform initiatives protective of children’s environmental health. Linda enjoys trail running, water sports, and spending time with friends.
A multilingual research assistant / interviewer, Natalie graduated from University of British Columbia, majoring in Psychology. Previously, she worked in COPD and smoking research on several community health studies in BC. She would like to pursue a career in health research. Natalie is interested in ethnic research, playing with her cat and traveling.
A multilingual research interviewer/assistant, she has a Masters in Chemistry and Associate Certificate in Clinical Research. She is an experienced researcher having worked on a variety of clinical drug trials in BC including COPD, smoking cessation and ACS. She is passionate about advancing career in clinical research and making a difference in people's lives. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with very active family, studying culinary arts and travelling.
James Lu, MD, Medical Health Officer: Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
Victoria Lee, MD, Acting Chief Medical Health Officer: Fraser Health Authority
A parallel study is being conducted in the Greater Toronto area by researchers at the University of Toronto and Toronto Public Health.
Funding for the SEED Study is provided (in part) by Health Canada and the BC Ministry of Health and the BCCDC (for metals and other environmental chemicals).