Mark Gilbert is the Medical Director of Clinical Prevention Services at BCCDC. He is also an Associate Professor in the UBC School of Population & Public Health.
Dr. Gilbert's research interests include:
- development, implementation, evaluation and scale-up of innovative sexual health programs, with a focus on virtual public health programs
- gay men’s sexual health, including sexual health literacy
- using integrated data sources to better describe the synergistic and integrated dynamics of infectious diseases, mental illness and other conditions
Dr. Gilbert received his medical degree from the University of Ottawa in 2000, and a master's degree in health sciences and a fellowship in community medicine from UBC in 2005. He has worked as a field epidemiologist with the Public Health Agency of Canada and a medical health officer in the Vancouver Island Health Authority and has led provincial STI and HIV surveillance systems in BC and Ontario.
Currently, he is the medical director of Clinical Prevention Services at BCCDC, which is focused on the delivery of health promotion, harm reduction, prevention and treatment services related to TB, STI/HIV, hepatitis B and C and mental health and substance use. He also leads the Online Sexual Health Services program, which delivers innovative sexual health services through the internet, including a provincial sexual health education website (smartsexresource.com) and an internet-based testing program for HIV, STI and hepatitis C (getcheckedonline.com).