B.C. Centre for Disease Control
Epidemiology, Policy
Epidemiology, Health policy, Substance misuse

University of British Columbia


655 West 12th Ave

Vancouver, BC

V5Z 4R4


Executive Medical Director
BC Centre for Disease Control
Professor of Medicine
University of British Columbia

Dr. Mark Tyndall is the Executive Medical Director of the BC Centre for Disease Control and Professor at the UBC School of Population and Public Health. He also serves as a deputy Provincial Health Officer for British Columbia and is the Director of the UBC Centre for Disease Control Research Institute.

Prior to coming to Vancouver, he was the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Ottawa and a Senior Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. His career awards include the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Senior Scholar Award and the Ontario HIV Treatment Network Applied Research Chair. He is an author on over 200 peer-reviewed publications, with a focus on HIV care and prevention, drug use, and public health intervention research.

Dr. Tyndall received his Medical degree and internal medicine training at McMaster University and his infectious diseases fellowship training at the University of Manitoba. He received a doctoral degree in epidemiology from Harvard University with a focus on health and human rights. He has conducted international research and consultation in a number of countries and resided in Kenya for 4 years as part of the WHO collaborative research group on HIV. From 1999 to 2010 he was the Program Director for Epidemiology at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and was co-lead investigator on the evaluation of Insite, North America’s first supervised injection site. He has conducted numerous community-based research projects in Vancouver and Ottawa, including epidemiologic studies of HIV and Hepatitis C transmission, antiretroviral access among injection drug users, and health care utilization among marginalized populations. Dr. Tyndall is a strong advocate and leader for public health in Canada and has fostered a number of community-based collaborations that have led to health policy changes. He was the co-founder of Physicians for Refugee Health and has advocated for enhanced harm-reduction interventions and the de-criminalization of drug use.