CHILD HEALTH BC ADDITIONAL TEAM MEMBERS

Anya Smith
Anya
Smith
BSc, PhD
Researcher

Anya is a new addition to Child Health BC, and will be leading various research initiatives. Anya has a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Calgary and a BSc in Biological Sciences from Simon Fraser University. Anya’s PhD focused on the epidemiology and molecular characterization of select zoonotic gastrointestinal parasites.

Anya worked at the First Nations Health Authority for multiple years, most recently in a managerial role in the research unit, where she led indicator selection, analysis, and reporting of the First Nations Regional Health Survey. Following this, Anya was Senior Researcher in the Netherlands at KWR Watercycle Research Institute on a team retrospectively investigating the 2014/15 outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease in Flint, Michigan, USA.