After working briefly as a Medical Health Officer in Victoria, Mark joined the BC Centre Disease Control as a Physician Epidemiologist in 2007, and currently works in the Clinical Prevention Services Division where he leads the provincial communicable disease surveillance systems for HIV, sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, and Hepatitis C, and leads the Provincial Point of Care HIV Testing Program.
In addition, Mark leads the BC Online Sexual Health Services program, which develops innovative ways to deliver sexual health care through the internet. Current programs launched or under development include inSPOT BC (an e-card based partner notification system), SmartSex (an interactive sexual health website), and internet-based testing for HIV and sexually transmitted infections.
Mark has a strong focus on gay men’s health, and collaborates with others in this area to improve gay men’s health in BC, including the Annual Gay Men’s Health Summit. Past projects have included the ManCount survey, a community-based sexual health survey for gay men and other men who have sex with men in Vancouver. Mark is currently the co-PI of the CIHR Team in the Study of Acute HIV infection in Gay Men.
Rank C, Gilbert M, Ogilvie G, Jayaraman GC, Marchand R, Trussler T, Hogg, R, Gustafson R, Wong T and the ManCount Study Team. Acceptability of human papillomavirus vaccination and sexual experience prior to disclosure to health care providers among men who have sex with men in Vancouver, Canada: Implications for targeted vaccination programs. Vaccine, Accepted (July 2012).
Knight R, Shoveller JA, Oliffe JL, Gilbert M, Frank B, Ogilvie G. Masculinities, ‘guy talk’ and ‘manning up’: a discourse analysis of how young men talk about sexual health. Sociol Health Illn. 2012 Apr 4 (epub ahead of print).
Hottes TS, Gilbert M. Evaluation of online partner notification services like inSPOT requires starting with the client, not the clinic. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 2012; 39(5):348.
Hottes TS, Farrell J, Bondyra M, Haag D, Shoveller J, Gilbert M. Internet-based HIV and sexually transmitted infection testing in British Columbia, Canada: opinions and expectations of prospective clients. J Med Internet Res, 2012; 14(2):e41.
Moore DM, Kanters S, Michelow W, Gustafson R, Hogg RS, Kwag M, Trussler T, McGuire M, Robert W. Gilbert M, The ManCount Study Team. Implications for HIV Prevention Programs From a Serobehavioural Survey of Men Who Have Sex With Men in Vancouver, British Columbia: The ManCount Study. CJPH, 2012; 103(2): 142-146.
Gilbert M, Li X, Petric M, Krajden M, Isaac-Renton JL, Ogilvie G, Rekart ML. Trends in laboratory-confirmed herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2 infection in British Columbia and the changing etiology of genital herpes. Can J Pub Health 2011; 102(3):225-29.
Gilbert M, Kwag M, Mei W, Rank C, Kropp R, Severini A, van Niekerk D, Zhou C, Press N, Ogilvie G, Wong T. Feasibility of Incorporating Self-Collected Rectal Swabs into a Community Venue-Based Survey to Measure the Prevalence of HPV Infection in Men Who Have Sex With Men. Sex Trans Dis, Oct 2011;38(1):964-9.
Cook D, Gilbert M, DiFrancesco L, Krajden M. Detection of early sero-conversion HIV infection using the INSTITM HIV-1 Antibody Point of Care Test. The Open AIDS Journal, 2010; 4:176-179.
Ogilvie GS, Taylor DL, Trussler T, Marchand R, Gilbert M, Moniruzzaman A, Rekart ML. Seeking sexual partners on the internet: a marker for risky sexual behaviour in Men who have sex with Men. Can J Pub Health, May-June 2008; 185-194.