Dr. RĂ©ka Gustafson – Vice President, Public Health and Wellness and Deputy Provincial Health Officer for the Province of British Columbia

Dr. Gustafson is involved in surveillance, prevention, and control of communicable diseases, such as HIV and Tuberculosis, and outbreak response. She is responsible for the delegated functions of the BC Centre for Disease Control under the Public Health Act. Previously she served as the Deputy Chief Medical Health Officer and Medical Health Officer for the City of Vancouver. Dr. Gustafson has lead initiatives that assess and demonstrably improve the health of the population. In 2015, she received the James M. Robinson Award for significant contributions to public health for almost single-handedly changing hospital and community physician HIV testing practice in Vancouver, as part of the STOP HIV/AIDS initiative. Dr. Gustafson holds a fellowship in Public Health and Preventative Medicine and certification in Family Medicine.