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Mark Gilbert

Mark Gilbert

Associate Professor (Partner) MD, MHSc, FRCPC

Applied Public Health Chair



655 West 12th Avenue Vancouver, BC V5Z 4R4


Dr. Mark Gilbert is a settler of European descent and a public health physician grateful to be living and working on the lands of the Coast Salish peoples. Mark received his medical degree from the University of Ottawa in 2000, and a fellowship in community medicine from UBC in 2005. Over his career Mark has worked as a field epidemiologist and medical health officer, and as a physician epidemiologist leading provincial sexually-transmitted and blood-borne infection surveillance systems in BC and Ontario. Mark works as a public health physician at the BC Centre for Disease Control where he leads and supports clinical prevention programs and research for marginalized populations facing health inequities and disproportionately affected by conditions including STBBI.

Mark holds an Applied Public Health Chair related to improving STBBI testing systems, and is an affiliated researcher with the Community Based Research Centre and the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity.

Mark leads the Digital Sexual Health Initiative, a team of researchers, program leaders and policy-makers that have been working together since 2009 examining the individual, system, and population impact of digital sexual health interventions.

Available to take graduate students, dependent on alignment, capacity and funding.

CIHR Applied Public Health Chair, Sexually Transmitted and Blood-borne Infections (2021)

BC Centre for Disease Control, Community Based Research Centre, Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity, Digital Sexual Health Initiative

Mark’s current research interests include:
• Improving the equity, appropriateness and sustainability of STBBI testing systems
• Developing, implementing, evaluating, and scaling-up up innovative sexual health programs, with a focus on testing and digital programs
• Gender and sexual minority sexual health
• Using integrated data sources to better understand the epidemiology of STBBI