Dr. Heather Manson
In a career that spans the individual to the population, Dr Manson’s background includes a decade of clinical practice in BC, later Medical Health Officer and Senior Medical Director, and subsequently Vice-President Health Services Integration and Population Continuums at Vancouver Coastal Health. In the latter roles, Dr Manson designed and implemented a population health approach to the planning and integration of services for defined populations across the continuum of care.
Currently in the role of Director of Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention at Public Health Ontario, Dr Manson directs the scientific and technical activities of the Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention (HPCDIP) program. As Director, Dr Manson promotes Ontario-wide system-level changes including providing evidence and best practices to public health partners to meet their needs regarding health promotion, chronic disease and injury prevention. She also leads the PHO activities related to providing advice to reduce health inequities and the focus on priority populations.
Dr Manson obtained her MD and MHSc degrees from the University of British Columbia, trained in internal medicine at the University of Toronto, and completed Hematology training at McMaster University; she is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.