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Craig Stephen

Executive Director

Dr. Stephen is Executive Director of the CWHC, taking over in July of 2014.

He was also the founding director and president of the Centre for Coastal Health. He received both his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy (Epidemiology) degrees from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan. His doctoral work, conducted at the Pacific Biological Station, focused upon the investigation of emerging diseases in fish populations.

His areas of expertise include the ecology of emerging diseases, health of marine and aquatic species, risk assessment, health surveillance, veterinary public health and associated health policy. He is sought after as a lecturer and invited speaker by human and animal health professionals.

Dr. Stephen currently is a Clinical Associate Professor (Public Health) at the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia; an associate member of the UBC Centre for Disease Control, an Adjunct Professor both at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (Large Animal Clinical Sciences), University of Saskatchewan, and in Biological Science at Simon Fraser University; and a special Graduate Faculty Member of the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph.

He has over 40 scientific and technical publications and has given 50 invited or scientific presentations.