Dr. Drona Rasali is the Director, Population Health Surveillance & Epidemiology at BCCDC, Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) since 2012 and is an Adjunct Professor at the UBC School of Population and Public Health.
Dr. Drona Rasali is Director, Population Health Surveillance & Epidemiology at BCCDC, Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) since 2012 and is an Adjunct Professor at the UBC School of Population and Public Health since 2020. He was Provincial Chronic Disease Epidemiologist at the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health (2005-2012) and held the position of Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies, University of Regina (2009-2019). He received designation, Fellow of American College of Epidemiology (FACE) in 2014. He had served as a doctor of veterinary medicine and senior scientist the Government of Nepal from 1980 to 1999.
He earned his PhD degree from the University of Manitoba studying quantitative genetics, genetic diseases, epidemiology and bioinformatics. He received his veterinary medicine degree in India, Master’s degree in genetics and related health sciences from the Philippines and post-graduate trainings in Australia and UK.
Currently, he networks nationally and internationally as an active leader in the field of non-communicable disease epidemiology, public health surveillance and One Health. He serves as the Chair, Canadian Alliance for Regional Risk Factor Surveillance (CARRFS), which is a voluntary network of public health professionals interested in disease risk factors in Canada (2019-2021).
Dr. Rasali has authored or co-authored over 100 articles in the peer-reviewed and grey literature in the wide range of fields,
For a list of selected publications, see 1) PubMed; 2) BCCDC PPH Surveillance Reports & Resources; 3) Government of Canada website, 4) FAO Agris Database.