Dr. Paul Hasselback is the Central Island Medical Health Officer with Island Health. Since 1993 he has held Medical Health Officer positions in the Interior of BC, Southwestern Alberta, Calgary and Regina. He was the senior executive in public health in both Interior BC and Southwest Alberta for a total of 12 years. He is a specialist in Public Health and Preventative Medicine and family physician who trained in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Paul was in family practice in rural Saskatchewan for four years. He has a master’s of science in epidemiology and is a Clinical Associate Professor at UBC.
Paul has 30+ peer reviewed publications and over 130 public health related presentations. In 2000 he was awarded the Canadian Public Health Association award for “an individual who has significantly advanced the cause, legitimized and stressed the responsibility for the state of the art of the public health”. In 2010 was awarded the President’s Award by the National Specialist Society for Community Medine for his contributions related to chairing the specialist society External Communications and Advocacy Committee 2008-2010. Paul chaired the Health Officer’s Council of BC 2010-12 and previously the Alberta Council of Medical Health Officers in 1996-97.
He was selected for the UBC SPPH Public Health and Preventive Medicine 2013 Appreciation Award.
Paul Hasselback will accept residents in Public Health and Preventative Medicine
Family Practice elective rotations are available upon discussion.
Senior medical students are offered a structured learning setting tailored to individual objectives.
UBC SPPH Public Health and Preventive Medicine 2013 Appreciation Award.
Hasselback P. Editor: Medical Students Guide to the Life Hereafter. Ontario Federation of Medical Student Societies, Ottawa 1981.
Hasselback P., Wilding R.; Off-Road Vehicle Accidents in a Northern Community. Canadian Medical Association Journal 1987;137(7):630-632.
Langner N., Hasselback P., Dunkley G., Corber S., Practices and Attitudes of Primary Care Physicians in the Management of Elevated Serum Cholesterol. Canadian Medical Association Journal 1989;141(1):33-38.
Hasselback P. Native Mortality in Canada: An epidemiological study using computerized record linkage of native administrative files with the Canada Mortality Database and two sources of routinely collected mortality statistics. (M.Sc. Thesis) University of Ottawa, April 1990.
Hasselback P., Neutel I. Risk of Occupational Death in a Cohort of Atlantic Fishermen. British Journal of Industrial Medicine 1990;47:498.
Mao Y., Hasselback P., Nichol R., Wigle D., Davies W. Suicide in Canada: An Epidemiological Assessment. Canadian Journal of Public Health 1990;81:324-328.
Hasselback P., Perez E., Mack S., Wex A., Long Term Active Psychiatric Illness in Ottawa-Carleton Hospitals. Psychiatry Quarterly 1990;116(2):105-121.
Hasselback P., Lee K., Mao Y., Nichol R., Wigle D. Sociodemographic Predictors of Suicide in Canadian Census Divisions. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 1991;36:655-659.
Kot N., Hasselback P., Fluoride and Vitamin Supplementation in Regina Children. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 1993;84:88-89.
Lentjes, D., Hasselback, P., Courchene, W., Evaluation of the Impact of a Community Health Representative (CHR) Program on Access to and Utilization of Health Services by Aboriginal Persons in an Urban Setting, January 1998
Miller, J.J., Hasselback, P., Yanke.L., McAllister, T.A., Larney, F.J., Selinger, L.B., Olson, B.M..: Escherichia Coli in Beef Feedlot Manure, Composted Manure and Catch Basin Water, Pages 432-438 in Manure Management 99, June 1999, Saskatoon, SK
Miller JJ, Hasselback P, McAllister TA, Larney FJ, Yanke LJ, Olson ECS, Selinger LB, Chanasyk DS,; Managing feedlot manure to protect water quality and human health, report on EASA 1999, County of Lethbridge #26, Agriculture Service Board, T. Ormann (ed).
Hill BD, Inaba DJ, Harker KN, Moyer JR, Hasselback P, “Phenoxy herbicides in Alberta rainfall: cause for concern?” (Poster – Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada Research Centres, Lethbridge and Lacombe AB Canada, Chinook Health Region, Lethbridge AB Canada)
Halparin SA, Smith B, Russell M, Hasselback P, Guasparini R, Skowronski D, Meekison W, Parker R, Lavigne P, Barreto L, “An adult formulation of a five-component acellular pertussis vaccine combined with diphtheria and tetanus toxoids is safe and immunogenic in adolescents and adults. Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal 2000,19.276-83,
Halparin SA, Smith B, Russell M, Hasselback P, Guasparini R, Skowronski D, Meekison W, Parker R, Lavigne P, Barreto L An adult formulation of a five-component acellular pertussis vaccine combined with diphtheria and tetanus toxoids is safe and immunogenic in adolescents and adults Vaccine 18(2000)1312-1319.
Sandilands,M., Jensen-Ross,C., Hasselback,P., Yanicki,S. -One Year Readmission Patterns for Mothers of “normal” Newborns, Annals, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, June 2001
Jensen-Ross,C., Hasselback,P., Sandilands,M., Yanicki,S. – Readmission Patterns in the First year of Life of “Normal” Newborns, Annals, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 34(5);280-285, August 2001.
Yanicki SM, Hasselback P, Sandilands ML Jensen-Ross, C. The safety of Canadian early discharge guidelines: Effects of discharge timing on readmission in the first year post-discharge and exclusive breastfeeding to four months. Can J Public Health January/February 2002, Vol.93, No.1:26-30.
Hill, BD., Harker,N., Hasselback, P., Inaba, DJ., Byers, SD., Moyer, JR. – Herbicides in Alberta Rainfall as Affected by Location Use and Season 1999-2000, Water Quality Resources Journal, Canada, Jan 2002
Galanis E., Longmore K, Hasselback P., Swann D., Ellis A., Panaro L., Investigation of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak in Brooks, Alberta, June-July 2002: the role of occult cases in the spread of infection within a daycare setting. Can Commun Dis Rep. 2003 Feb 1;29(3):21-8.
Miller J.J., Beasley B.W., Yanke L.J., Larney F.J., McAllister T.A., Olson B.M., Selinger L.B., Chanasyk D.S., Hasselback P, Bedding and Seasonal Effects on Chemical and Bacterial Properties of Feedlot Cattle Manure, J. Environ. Qual. Sept-Oct 2003, 32:1887-1894.
Miller J.J., Handerack, B., Beasley B.W., Olson, E., Yanke L.J., Larney F.J., McAllister T.A., Olson B.M., Selinger L.B., Chanasyk D.S., Hasselback P. Quantity and quality of runoff from a beef cattle feedlot in Southern Alberta” J. Environ. Qual 33:1088-1097, 2004
Reed A., Williams R., Wall P., Hasselback P. Waiting Times for Breast Cancer Treatment in Alberta. Can J. Pub. Health 95:341-345, 2004
Johnson , J., McMullen L., Hasselback P., Louie , M., Saunders L.D., Travelers’ Knowledge of Prevention and Treatment of Travelers’ Diarrhea. J Travel Med 2006; 13: 351–355, 2006.
Sebastian, R. Pollock, S. Hasselback, P. Buxton, J., Hoang L.M.N, Issac-Renton, J., Henry B., Patrick D.,Elwood K., Outbreak of community-acquired respiratory infections due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae — British Columbia, Canada, 2005-2006. MMWR Feb 2007.
Hasselback P. BC First to Implement New Air Quality Health Index. BCMJ Vol 49 pg 208 May 2007
Johnson, J, McMullen L., Hasselback P., Louie, M, Saunders L.D., Risk Factors for Ciprofloxin resistance in reported Campylobacter infections in Southern Alberta. Epidem and Infect Sept 2007 136: 901-12;
Sigalet, E. Hasselback P. The Ethics of Drinking Water> The confluence of different streams of thought. Proceedings 13th National Conference on Drinking Water 2008 pp 66-74.
Hasselback P., Taylor E. Air Quality Health Index Variation across British Columbia. Posted to www.BCairquality.ca September 2010. http://bcairquality.ca/reports/pdfs/aqhi-variation-bc.pdf accessed September 14, 2010.
Omura J., Buxton J., Kaczorowski J., Catterson J., Li J., Derban A., Hasselback P., Machin S., Linekin M., Morgana T., O’Briain B., Scheifele D., Dawar M. Immunization delivery in British Columbia: perspectives of primary care physicians. Can F. Phys in print.
Steinke C., Dastmalchian A., Blyton P., Hasselback P. organizational Change Strategies Within Healthcare. Healthcare Management Forum. Autumn 2013 26:127-135