Annalee Yassi | Bio

Annalee Yassi
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair | Global Health and Capacity Building
Specialist | Community Medicine and Occupational Medicine
Professor | School of Population and Public Health

FRCPC, Fellow of the Royal College Physicians & Surgeons – Occupational Medicine (1988)
FRCPC, Community Medicine (1987)
MSc, University of Toronto (1985)
DOHs, McMaster University (1982)
MD, McMaster University (1977)
BSc, McGill University (1974)

Dr. Annalee Yassi is a Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at UBC and holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Global Health and Capacity Building. She is a Specialist in both Community Medicine (Public Health and Preventive Medicine) as well as Occupational Medicine. Dr. Yassi’s research focuses on collaborative roles in occupational health and infection control in the healthcare workplace, issues and methods in community-based health research, transdisciplinarity and North-South partnerships. She is  interested in ethics in global health research, the link between clinical care and the social and environmental determinants of health, an ecosystem approach to health, and the use of arts-based methods in health intervention research.

Research Interests

  • Collaborative roles in occupational health and infection control in the healthcare  workplace, protecting workers from blood-borne and airborne exposures (including HIV and TB), and the link between worker health and the quality and safety of patient care
  • Occupational health in the healthcare workforce
  • Community-university partnerships, issues and methods in community-based health research, interdisciplinarity, transdisciplinarity, and north-south partnerships
  • Linking clinical care and the social and environmental determinants of health, an ecosystem approach to health
  • Latin America, South Africa, and global health generally