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Annalee Yassi

Annalee Yassi

Professor, Former Tier 1 Canada Research Chair In Global Health And Capacity-Building MSc, MD, FRCPC



137-2206 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3


Dr. Annalee Yassi, a Professor in SPPH, is a former Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Global Health and Capacity Building.

As a medical specialist in both Public Health and Preventive Medicine as well as Occupational Medicine, a large part of Dr. Yassi’s research focuses on collaborative roles in occupational health and infection control in the healthcare workplace. Dr. Yassi is leading CIHR-funded projects in Southern Africa (South Africa, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe) as well as in Ecuador. She also is working on a major interdisciplinary project to reduce tuberculosis and other occupational lung diseases in South Africa’s mining sector.

Dr. Yassi is particularly interested in issues and methods in community-based health research, transdisciplinarity and North-South partnerships. Additional areas of special interest include the ethics of global health research, linking environmental/ecosystem threats and the social determination of health, and the use of arts-based research methods as well as arts-infused social justice and community-based health interventions