Dr. Eman Hassan, MD, MPH

Executive Director

Dr. Eman Hassan is executive director of the BC Centre for Palliative Care and the lead for the Centre’s public health portfolio. She has more than 20 years of experience leading population health initiatives and program evaluation. In her white paper, The Public Health Approach to Palliative Care, she describes different public health palliative care models, including the Compassionate Communities model, and discusses international experiences in these frameworks.

Under Eman’s leadership, the Centre’s Compassionate Communities initiative and Advance Care Planning interventions received national recognition by both the Canadian Foundation for Health Improvement and the Canadian Frailty Network as innovations that should be spread nationally.

In addition to her medical degree, Eman holds a Master of Public Health from UBC and she completed a two-year fellowship in Health Services Research and Evaluation, awarded by CIHR. She is published in leading medical journals and has received notable awards from academic and professional institutions for research that contributed to improving community health.

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