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Meaghan Thumath

  • Scholar 2015
  • Alumni
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Department of Social Policy and Intervention
University of Oxford

    Trudeau Scholar alumni Dr. Meaghan Thumath is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia and a Canadian public health expert. For over a decade Meaghan has provided technical assistance to international organizations such as WHO, the World Bank and the Global Fund to End AIDS, TB and Malaria supporting health systems strengthening in over 21 countries around the world. In Canada, she has served as the Chief of Staff to the Minister of Mental Health and Addiction and as a Senior Practice Leader at the BC Centre for Disease Control. 

    She most recently supported the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Response in South Africa and the Ebola Response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as well as the development of WHE’s framework on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH). She is currently the Executive Director of Population and Public Health for the Ministry of Health in British Columbia. 

    As a clinician scientist, Meaghan's research and practice focuses on the intersection between human rights, gender, and public health emergencies. She was a Trudeau Scholar at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention (CEBI) and holds academic affiliations with the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity and the Women’s Health Research Institute (WHRI) at the University of British Columbia. She has a Master of Science in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and is a practicing registered nurse (RN) with advanced practice certification in sexual and reproductive health and addiction medicine.