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Ekaterina Smolina

Ekaterina Smolina

Adjunct Professor, BSc, DPhil, Director, BC Observatory for Population & Public Health




Dr. Smolina holds a BSc in bio-medical science from the University of Guelph. She attended Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, where she received a DPhil in public health. She worked as a Banting Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UBC, looking at the full spectrum of factors that influence population medicine use and associated health outcomes. Dr. Smolina was the recipient of the CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (CIHR-IHSPR) 2016 Rising Star Award for her postdoctoral work. 

She also holds a Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation from the Canadian College of Health Leaders.

She is the director of the BC Observatory for Population & Public Health, a partnership between the BC Ministry of Health and all BC health authorities to advance non-communicable disease, injury and risk and protective factor surveillance in BC. A key product of the Observatory is the Chronic Disease Dashboard

Dr. Smolina’s research interests include chronic disease surveillance, linked administrative data and health policy.