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Dr. Trevor Corneil

Program Director


Dr. Trevor Corneil (MD MHSc FCFP FRCPC) is currently appointed as the Program Director for the PHPM program in addition to his ongoing role as Medical Health Officer for the northern region of BC.

A Public Health & Preventive Medicine specialist and practising Inner-city Medicine physician with over 20 years of experience in both clinical and administrative practice in BC, Dr. Corneil brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role. Dr. Corneil has worked with numerous health authorities, government agencies, universities, and non-profit organizations across Canada and internationally in various consultant, educational, and senior leadership positions. Most recently he served as Senior Medical Advisor for BC Government’s COVID-19 Pandemic Response following five years as Vice President Population Health and Chief Medical Health Officer in the interior region of BC. A Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Corneil has held numerous positions in both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education at UBC.

Dr. Corneil received his Bachelor in Life Sciences and Doctor of Medicine degrees from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He then undertook his residency training at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, completing fellowships in both family medicine and public health and preventative medicine, and a master’s degree in public health and epidemiology. Dr. Corneil is a fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Practice of Canada.

Rishi Chatterjee

Program Manager


Rishi Chatterjee (PMP) has joined the PHPM team as the program’s first ever Program Manager. Rishi is responsible for managing day-to-day operations of the PHPM program and will support the Program Director in ongoing program development and expansion.

Rishi is a management professional with 6 years of experience developing and delivering public health and research projects. Rishi holds a Bachelor of Sciences in Health Sciences from Simon Fraser University and he brings expertise in program and project management through his formal training as a Project Management Professional. Most recently, Rishi served as Project Manager for the opioid overdose response at First Nations Health Authority. He has led project teams in national research environments and he has practiced as an independent consultant for nonprofit groups. He is currently serving as a Board Director for a local nonprofit and he brings experience working with diverse groups of stakeholders including physicians, patients, health authority executives, indigenous groups, and marginalized communities.

Rishi and his partner Jillian live on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coash Salish people in Vancouver. In his spare time, he enjoys writing, philosophy, taking care of his dog Khaliah, and training Brazilian Jiu jitsu.

Lisa McCune

Senior Education Manager


The PHPM program is now more definitively connected to the larger UBC School of Population and Public Health ecosystem through the school’s Senior Education Manager, Lisa McCune. Her team provides ongoing operational, human resource, and administrative support to the PHPM program.

Lisa comes to SPPH with almost 20 years of experience in stakeholder engagement, program development and evaluation in community and health care organizations.  She describes herself as collaborative, resourceful and a champion for advancing equity and access in health services.

Lisa spent 2021 working as a project manager with the UBC Faculty of Medicine Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD). Her previous roles include program development with the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society, community development with Vancouver Coastal Health, and patient experience with BC Cancer. While at BC Cancer, she established the patient experience program and launched the network of patient and family partners.

Lisa has a master’s degree in sociology from UBC. She lives on unceded Coast Salish territory (Vancouver) with her husband, daughter and little dog, Kiki. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling and baking chocolate desserts.