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Dr. Catherine Elliott


Catherine Elliott is a physician epidemiologist with Environmental Health Services at BC Centre for Disease Control and the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Environmental Science from McGill University.  She subsequently completed her medical degree, rural family medicine residency, Master’s degree in Health Sciences and fellowship in Public Health and Preventive Medicine (PHPM) at UBC.  She is certified with the College of Family Physicians of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (PHPM).   She has practiced family medicine in Northern BC with a focus on rural and Aboriginal health.  Dr. Elliott joined BCCDC and NCCEH as a Federal Field Epidemiologist with the Public Health Agency of Canada in 2008.  In the field, she has been the site lead for investigations of heavy metals intoxication and tuberculosis.  Dr. Elliott’s current research at BCCDC/NCEEH includes health effects of air pollution, health impact assessment, heavy metals exposures in population subgroups and environmental health surveillance.

Elliott CT, Copes R. Mortality burden attributable to air pollution in Northern and Interior BC. CJPH 102(5). 2011.

Boivin G, Jovey R, Elliott CT, Patrick DM. Management and prevention of herpes zoster: A Canadian perspective.  Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol 2010 21(1): 45-52.    

Elliott, CT, and Kent, D. A resource for BC physicians handling cases of exposure to toxic substances in the environment. BCMJ 2011 53:290.

Elliott, CT and Kosatsky, T. Smoky air and respiratory health in the 2010 forest fire season, British Columbia. BCMJ 2010 52:514.

Elliott, CT and DeLeeuw, S N. Our aboriginal relations: When family doctors and aboriginal patients meet. Can Fam Physician 2009 55: 443 -444.
Last Updated: October 3, 2013