Paul Martiquet

Medical Health Officer

Vancouver Coastal Health

Paul Martiquet

Medical Health Officer

Vancouver Coastal Health

Biography

Medical Health Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority - Coastal Rural (Powell River, Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky, Bella Bella, Bella Coola)

Educated at McGill University and the University of Toronto, Dr. Martiquet practiced family medicine in Ontario before moving into the field of community medicine. He moved to B.C. in 1993 to take up the post as Medical Health Officer for Coast Garibaldi Health. Working closely with the Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Martiquet is involved with publishing the annual Report on the Health of British Columbians and is the past Chair of the Health Officers Council of BC (2008-2010). Paul is also an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC and SFU.

As Coastal Rural Medical Health Officer, Dr. Martiquet is responsible for:

• Monitoring the overall health status of the region’s rural areas including: Sea to Sky, Sunshine Coast, Powell River, Bella Bella, Bella Coola
• Recommending actions needed to improve health and prevent illness, including the management of communicable and non-communicable disease control.
• Providing leadership, support and advice about community medicine, including: epidemiology, health promotion, disease prevention, environmental health, community licensing and public health protection and fulfils statutory requirements.