Dr. Brandon Yau (he/him/his)
is a dedicated public health and preventive medicine resident with demonstrated experience delivering low barrier, trauma-informed care. He currently works as a family physician in an inner-city family medicine clinic.
Dr. Yau has worked in the inner-city as a frontline mental health worker in social housing and harm reduction for a social services not-for-profit organization. He brings a unique lens to his public health work with his on the ground experience working in addictions and harm reduction at Insite (Vancouver’s supervised injection site).
Dr. Yau has additional organizational management, leadership, and membership engagement skills with his numerous volunteer roles, including serving on the board of directors of Amnesty International Canada. He brings a solid commitment and passion for human rights and social justice to all aspects of his work.
Dr. Yau completed an Associate of Arts degree in International Development at Capilano University, a Bachelor of Science in Health Science at Simon Fraser University, and a Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Yau has specific interests in translating data into action to address social determinants of health. In addition, he has interests in public policy, active transportation and the built environment, climate change, emergency preparedness, and addictions.