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Kate Smolina

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Kate Smolina is the director of the BC Observatory for Population & Public Health at BCCDC. She is also an adjunct professor in the UBC School of Population & Public Health.

Research & teaching

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. 

Bio

Dr. Smolina was the recipient of a CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (CIHR-IHSPR) 2016 Rising Star Award

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. She holds a BSc in bio-medical science from the University of Guelph. She was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and attended Oxford University, where she received a PhD in public health. 

Publications

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