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George Astrakianakis

George Astrakianakis

Adjunct Professor, BEng, MEng, PhD



366C 2206 East Mall


Dr. George Astrakianakis, PhD, MEng, BEng, is an international Occupational Health and Safety policy expert, Co–chair of Canada’s pandemic infectious disease policy plan: Prevention and Control of Influenza during a Pandemic for All Healthcare Settings, and former Director of Disease Prevention of the Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare and an Adjunct Professor at the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia; with a PhD in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, and degrees in Chemical and Mechanical Engineering his experience includes: nearly 30 years of evaluating health hazards in the workplace with more than half of that time focused on healthcare; working as an Affiliated Investigator with the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and with Evaluation and Research for the Fraser Health Authority. He currently serves as a committee member on the Prevention and Control of Occupational Infections in Health Care Guideline Revision Working Group for the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the Provincial Infection Control Network on their Guidelines Steering Committee.