Careers and Alumni

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Career Paths

PHPM physicians are trained to address Public Health challenges in an age of globalization.

UBC-trained PHPM specialists work as medical health officers, epidemiologists, policy-makers, regulators, researchers and population health clinicians in a broad range of settings and environments.

Our graduates have been employed by Regional Health Authorities across Canada (eg. Vancouver Coastal Health, First Nations Health Authority, etc.), provincial and territorial agencies and ministries of health (eg. BC Centre for Disease Control , Government of Nova Scotia, Government of Nunavut, etc.), academic institutions (eg. UBC), federal government departments (eg. Health Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada,  Department of National Defence), international organizations (eg. US Centers for Disease Control  and Prevention, International Committee of the Red Cross, World Health Organization) and many more.


  • Marcus Lem

    Marcus Lem, Clinical Associate Professor

    Having worked in Pakistan with UNICEF, trained in aerospace medicine with NASA, and investigated the outbreak of SARS with the CDC, Dr. Marcus Lem has some tales to tell.