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Kate Smolina

Kate Smolina is the interim scientific director of Data & Analytic Services at BCCDC. She is also an adjunct professor in the UBC School of Population & Public Health.


Dr. Smolina's research interests include chronic disease surveillance, linked administrative data and health policy.

She is the director of the BC Observatory for Population & Public Health, a partnership between the BC Ministry of Health and all BC health authorities to advance non-communicable disease, injury and risk and protective factor surveillance in BC. A key product of the Observatory is the Chronic Disease Dashboard

She currently teaches the course SPPH 531 Healthcare Systems Analysis in the UBC School of Population & Public Health. 


Dr. Smolina holds a BSc in bio-medical science from the University of Guelph. She attended Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, where she received a DPhil in public health. She worked as a Banting Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UBC, looking at the full spectrum of factors that influence population medicine use and associated health outcomes. Dr. Smolina was the recipient of the CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (CIHR-IHSPR) 2016 Rising Star Award for her postdoctoral work. 

She also holds a Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation from the Canadian College of Health Leaders.


  • For a list of publications, see PubMed
  • For a list of publications and citations, see GoogleScholar.
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