Gina Ogilvie

Gina Ogilvie, MD MSc FCFP DrPH is Professor at the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. She is also the Medical Director of Clinical Prevention Services at the BC Centre for Disease Control. Dr. Ogilvie provides both operational and scientific leadership for Clinical Prevention Services, an integrated public health unit with over 100 staff at the BC Centre for Disease Control which focuses on providing public health leadership and service in STIs, HIV, Hepatitis and Tuberculosis provincially, nationally and globally. Dr. Ogilvie is currently principal investigator on over 12 million dollars in research grants and she has received funding from PHAC, CIHR, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and private foundations among others. Her research is focused on both the public health and clinical aspects of reproductive health, sexually transmitted infections, HPV screening and the HPV vaccine, and her findings have been highly influential in setting and directing health policy both in Canada and globally. Among other research projects, she is principal investigator for the ASPIRE program, a global health initiative conducting research and providing women-centred, innovative solutions for cervical cancer prevention and reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa. She has published over 80 peer reviewed manuscripts and has provided advice and consultation to national and global institutions, including the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, Public Health Agency of Canada, the World Health Organization and Ministries of Health globally on STI, HIV and HPV vaccine policy and programming. She speaks widely at international and national research and education conferences, and has supervised medical students, residents, and graduate students throughout her career. Dr. Ogilvie received her MD from McMaster University, and completed a specialty in Family Medicine and a fellowship in Population Health and Primary care. She received her Masters of Science at UBC, and her Doctorate in Public Health from the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health.