Aamir Bharmal is a public health physician and the medical director of the Public Health Response Division at BCCDC. He is also a clinical assistant professor at the UBC School of Population & Public Health.
Dr. Bharmal’s research interests include epidemiology, communicable disease control, health equity and quality improvement, particularly how these areas apply to improving public health programming development, delivery and implementation.
Dr. Bharmal is the medical director of the Public Health Response Division, which enhances the province's capacity to prepare, rapidly assess and respond to emergent public health issues.
He completed his medical training at the University of Alberta followed by residency training in family medicine and public health and preventive medicine at the University of Toronto. He also holds an MPH from Johns Hopkins. Prior to joining the BCCDC, Dr. Bharmal was a medical health officer and medical director of Communicable Disease and Harm Reduction at Fraser Health Authority, where he had medical oversight for communicable disease, harm reduction and sexual health programming across the region.