Who We Are

Turning Knowledge into Action

At the Centre for Coastal Health (CCH), we use epidemiological and ecosystem health approaches to understand population and public health problems. Our goal is to gather, evaluate, and communicate information to help you manage complex health issues. We are problem-oriented applied scientists trained in public health, veterinary epidemiology, biology, statistics, environmental management and sustainable development. We perform reviews of the scientific literature, design research studies, conduct surveys, undertake field sampling, construct databases, analyze health datasets, evaluate programs, and support policy development.


Name Position
Theresa Burns Director
Tyler Stitt Public Health Veterinarian
Carl Ribble Veterinary Epidemiologist
Stefan Iwasawa Project Coordinator
Byron Ribble Website Developer

Board of Directors

Theresa Burns, DVM MSc PhD – Director and Treasurer
Epidemiologist, Centre for Coastal Health

Jane Parmley, DVM PhD – President
Associate Professor, Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph

Sue Pollock, MSc MD FRCPC – Secretary
Medical Health Officer, BC Interior Health Authority