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Mel Krajden

Mel Krajden is a BCCDC Investigator Emeritus and was the former medical director of the BCCDC Public Health Laboratory, the medical head of hepatitis at BCCDC and a professor in the UBC Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.


Dr. Krajden’s clinical research involves the integration of hepatitis prevention and care services. His laboratory research involves the application of molecular techniques to diagnose viruses, assess correlates between infection and clinical disease, use molecular techniques to monitor antiviral efficacy and track microbial infections for epidemiological purposes. He also has extensive clinical trials expertise and serve as a laboratory coordinator of industry-sponsored clinical trials.

He has been involved in various types of research domain, including hepatitis, influenza, human papillomavirus, HIV, and molecular diagnostics and phylogenetics as well as the use of linked laboratory and administrative data to help understand how to measure population-level health outcomes for policymaking.


Mel Krajden is the medical director of the BCCDC Public Health Laboratory. He is also the medical head of hepatitis at BCCDC and is involved in the BC Hepatitis Testers Cohort

Dr. Krajden earned his BSc and MD at McGill University (1973-80). He undertook internal medicine training at McGill University (1980-83). Afterwards, he did a fellowship in infectious diseases at Stanford University (1983-86) and completed a medical microbiology residency at the University of Toronto (1986-87). 

Between 1991 and 1998, he was section head of virology and serology and an infectious diseases consultant at the Toronto Hospital (The University Health Network). In September 1998, he moved from Toronto to Vancouver, to BCCDC and UBC. 

He is an adjunct scientist with Canadian Blood Services and a member of the Canadian Blood Services Scientific and Research Advisory Committee.


  • For a list of publications, see PubMed
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