Malcolm Steinberg

Clinical Assistant Professor Program Director, Public Health Practice & Chair, MPH Program

Health Sciences

Malcolm Steinberg

Clinical Assistant Professor, Program Director, Public Health Practice & Chair, MPH Program

Health Sciences

Areas of interest

Occupational health, epidemiology, program management, HIV/AIDS, public health consulting


  • MSc Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • MD, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Postgraduate diploma in Occupational Health, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa


Dr. Steinberg has extensive experience in research programme management, health strategy, policy and programme development and evaluation, chronic disease management, public health consulting in Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia, and public health teaching. Dr. Steinberg has managed two national health programmes in South Africa (Occupational Health Epidemiology Unit of the National Centre for Occupational Health and the National HIV/AIDS Programme of the Medical Research Council). He also co-founded and led an occupational health NGO to support health and safety programs for the emerging black trade union movement in South Africa and later set up and led an independent health consulting company specialising in HIV/AIDS until it was acquired by Abt Associates. Dr Steinberg moved to Vancouver in 2004 and is currently a Physician Epidemiologist with the Division of STI/HIV Prevention and Control at the BC Centre for Disease Control with a cross appointment in the Health Sciences Faculty at SFU. He is currently involved with two research projects. He is leading a 5-year CIHR study to investigate acute HIV infection in gay men and is a co-principal investigator in a study in Uganda to investigate HPV self collection as a screening approach for cervical cancer.


Spring 2020

Future courses may be subject to change.