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Hind Sbihi

Hind Sbihi

Adjunct Professor, Senior Scientist at BCCDC 



Before switching her focus to environmental and occupational health, Dr. Sbihi started her career as an industrial Engineer (BEng, Ecole Polytechnique Montreal, 2000). She holds a PhD in occupational and environmental health nursing and an MSc in occupational health, both from the University of British Columbia (UBC). She received postdoctoral fellowships from the BC Children’s Research Institute Mining for Miracles program, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. 

Before joining BCCDC, Dr. Sbihi was a postdoctoral research fellow at the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute from 2017-2020, and in 2020 she was a senior epidemiologist at the Office of the Public Health Officer in the BC Provincial Ministry of Health.

Dr. Sbihi’s research focuses on the human health effects of the built environment (air pollution, natural/green spaces, and microbiome) across vulnerable subgroups of the population such as children and pregnant women. 

Her work is interested in identifying intervention strategies to reduce exposures and improve health, and in integrating surveillance systems for emerging pathogens. Her postdoctoral training focused on transforming plausible mechanistic insights into effective applications for the prevention of pediatric allergic diseases such as asthma. Her current line of work integrates a program of applied research and surveillance to support public health policies for emerging pathogens in BC.