Adam graduated from SFU with an MPH – Masters’ in Public Health in 2010. Since graduating, Adam has helped develop programs to promote maternal and child health in Tanzania, Russia, China, Syria, Sri Lanka, and locally here in Canada.
While in the MPH program he did his practicum placement with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), BC Office, where he conducted a provincial assessment of innovative service delivery models aimed at improving the reach of Aboriginal child development programs. During the MPH program Adam also organized an internship at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, within the Maternal-Child Health department.
After graduating, Adam spent one year working with PHAC before taking on a consultancy contract with UNICEF in Sri Lanka. His love of global health grew quickly and he spent the next two years working in various countries as a program planning consultant with the Aga Khan Foundation. Returning home to Vancouver, he began to work with the Fraser Health Authority before taking on a permanent position as Provincial Lead – Health Promotion and Prevention with Perinatal Services BC, an agency of the Provincial Health Service Authority. In his current role he is responsible for working with provincial partners to lead the development and implementation of best practice initiatives which promote healthy pregnancies and healthy infants across BC.
And in some of his spare time Adam gives back to SFU by participating in discussions with FHS regarding how to keep our MPH Alumni connected.
We appreciate that Adam continues to find time to be engaged with SFU.
Submitted by Jen van Rassel, Faculty of Health Sciences, Graduate Program Assistant