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Jat Sandhu

Dr. Jat Sandhu
Dr. Jat Sandhu is the chief strategy officer at BCCDC and the Interim Vice-President of Population and Public Health. He is also a clinical associate professor with the UBC School of Population & Public Health.


Dr. Sandhu’s research focuses on population health assessment and disease surveillance. He is principal investigator for the My Health My Community survey project, which is used to ensure that community programs and services in the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions are targeted to the needs of the population.

He has regularly contributed to public health capacity development through his roles as a clinical associate professor with the School of Population and Public Health at UBC, an adjunct professor with the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University, a trainer and supervisor of field epidemiologists with the Canadian Field Epidemiology Program of the Public Health Agency of Canada, and as an expert advisor to WHO on mass gathering surveillance and urban health observatories.


Dr. Sandhu holds a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Bristol, a global MBA from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Business School in England, an MSc in epidemiology from the University of Alberta, an MPH from the University of New South Wales, and a BSc from Ulster University.

Before joining BCCDC, Dr. Sandhu served as the executive director for Data Analytics and Decision Support at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) from 2017-2021, and as regional director for VCH’s innovative Public Health Surveillance Unit, which he developed, from 2007-2016. Among numerous accolades, Dr. Sandhu received the 2020 James M. Robinson Mid-Career Award for Contribution to Public Health in BC.


For Dr. Sandhu’s recent publications, see PubMed.

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