Michael Otterstatter is a senior scientist and epidemiologist at BCCDC. He is also an assistant clinical professor in the UBC School of Population & Public Health.
Dr. Otterstatter's work focuses on statistical and mathematical modeling of public health data in order to better understand disease epidemiology and to inform public health programs. This work spans communicable and chronic diseases and recently includes modelling of HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis C.
Much of his work involves collaboration and support to government and non-government stakeholders as a consultant and scientific advisor in epidemiology and biostatistics. He currently co-teaches surveillance and monitoring in public health at UBC with Dr. Eleni Galanis and co-leads weekly statistical and computational workshops at BCCDC with Dr. Caren Rose. He is involved with BCCDC research on drug overdose in BC; see Overdose Reports and Overdose Cohort Data.
Dr. Otterstatter holds a doctorate from the University of Toronto (2007), as well as MSc (2001) and BSc (1998) degrees from the University of Calgary. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow with Health Canada (2007-2009) and worked in cancer surveillance with the Public Health Agency of Canada in Ottawa (2009-2012).