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Victoria Lee

Major Collaborator on Ecosystem Approaches to Human and Public Health



Victoria Lee, MD, MPH,is Chief Medical Health Officer and Vice President of Population and Public Health with the Fraser Health Authority in British Columbia, Canada. Prior to joining Fraser Health, she worked in collaboration with national and international organizations including the United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank in the areas of comparative health systems, health policy, health financing and ecohealth. Dr. Lee also worked as a travel physician in rural communities in Chile and Brazil. Her research activities include health equity, community-based primary health system, public health performance and clinical prevention.
Dr. Lee has served as a Health Systems and Policy Expert for the Strategic Policy Directorate, Public Health Agency of Canada, as a Public Health Consultant with the Provincial Health for various health ministries in Canada and abroad, including Bhutan, Chile, Costa Rica, Zambia  as well as a consultant to the World Bank and the National Institutes for Health (USA).   She  is co-chair of the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research, and is an instructor in a course on Issues and Concepts in Public Health at the University of British Columbia (Canada).
Dr. Lee has carried out collaborative research on public health issues.  Recent projects include:

  • Shifting the health care paradigm (Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
  • Effects of Global Trade in Health ( Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
  • Health and the Global Environment (Harvard Medical School)
  • Environmental Health Effects of West Nile Virus (Middlesex-London Health Unit)

Dr. Lee is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including:

  • Delta Omega Honor Society, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 2008
  •  C.P. Shah Award, University of Toronto, 2008
  •  Best Capstone Project, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 2008
  • MPH Field Experience Award, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 2008
  • Evans/Rockefeller International Health Scholarship, University of Toronto, 2006
  • Outstanding Community Service Award, University of Western Ontario, 2004. Elmer and Milnar Rural Medicine Award, University of Western Ontario, 2002
Countries of Service:  Bhutan, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, USA, Zambia



Find out more about the EcoHealth Team: 

Glenn Albrecht

Victoria Lee

Luisa Maffi

Bruce Mitchell

David Rapport

Ola Ullsten