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Monika Naus

Monika Naus


Medical Director, Immunization Programs and Vaccine Preventable Diseases Service, BC Centre for Disease Control



2079-655 West 12th Avenue Vancouver, BC V5Z 4R4


Dr. Naus obtained her medical training at the University of Alberta and her training in Public Health and Preventive Medicine at the University of Toronto. She then served as a federal field epidemiologist with the Laboratory Centre for Disease Control prior to starting her career in public health, with a focus on communicable disease prevention and control. Before joining BCCDC in July 2001, she was the provincial epidemiologist in Ontario from 1997 to 2001, and a senior medical consultant in vaccine preventable diseases and TB control for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care from 1990 to 1997.

She has been active in immunization at the national level, including on the Canadian National Advisory Committee on Immunization, which she chaired from 2003 to 2007 after being a member for eight years, and was the liaison representative from the Canadian Immunization Committee during 2020-March 2024 when COVID-19 vaccines occupied the committee. She is a member of the Canadian Immunization Committee, the Vaccine Vigilance Working Group, the Canadian Immunization Registries and Coverage Network, member of the Canadian Immunization Research Network and medical site lead in BC for the Global Vaccine Data Network, as well as several provincial committees. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and of the American College of Preventive Medicine.

Dr. John Waters Memorial Award (2016)

Medical Director, Immunization Programs and Vaccine Preventable Diseases Service, BCCDC

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada

Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine


Dr. Naus’ clinical and research interests include planning and evaluation of old and new immunization policy and programs, various aspects of vaccine preventable diseases and implications for future control in the context of immunization, immunization registries, determinants of vaccine uptake and vaccine safety.

Sessions in other course (e.g., SPPH 520) on immunization and vaccine preventable disease epidemiology

Supervisor for CD rotations, Public Health Preventive Medicine and Medical Microbiology residents