Craig Stephen, DVM, PhD
Dr. Stephen is a veterinary epidemiologist who has worked at the intersection of human-animal-environmental health for over 25 years. His earlier worked focused on socio-ecological drivers of emerging diseases and environmental hazards.
More recently, he focused on adapting health promotion and harm reduction concepts from public health to planetary, health and One Health issues. Craig is the former executive director of the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative, Founder and President of the Centre for Coastal Health and the Scientific Director for the Animal Determinants of Emerging Disease Research Unit and the British Columbia Environmental and Occupational Health Network. He is a former Canada Research Chair in Integrating Human and Animal health.
DVM – Western College of Veterinary Medicine. 1987 (with distinction)
PhD (epidemiology) - University of Saskatchewan. 1995
One Health, Ecohealth, fish and wildlife health, health promotion, harm reduction
- Stephen C, Wade J. (Accepted). 2020. Missing in action: Sustainable climate change adaptation evidence for animal health. Can Vet J.
- Pushpakumara N, Dangolla A, Hettiarachchi R, Abeynayake P, Stephen C. (Accepted). The challenges and opportunities for wildlife disease surveillance in Sri Lanka. J Wildlife Diseases.
- Wittrock J, Anholt M, Lee M, Stephen C. 2019. Is Fisheries and Oceans Canada policy receptive to a new Pacific salmon health perspective. Facets. DOI 10.1139/facets-2019-0015.
- Duncan C, Patyk K, Wild, MA, Shury T, Leong KM, Stephen C. 2019. Perspectives on wildlife health in national parks: concurrence with recent definitions of health. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 1-9.
- Stephen C. Rethinking pandemics in the Anthropocene (2020). Healthcare Management Forum. July in press
- Pushpakumara N, Dangolla A, Hettiarachchi R, Abeynayake P, Stephen C. 2019. Surveillance opportunities and the need for intersectoral collaboration on rabies In Sri Lanka. Journal of Veterinary Medicine. Article ID 7808517 https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/7808517
- Stephen C, Wade J. 2019. Testing the Waters of an Aquaculture Index of Well-Being. Challenges 10 (1): 30.
- Stephen C, Zimmer P, Lee M. 2019. Is there a due diligence standard for wildlife disease surveillance? A Canadian case study. Canadian Veterinary Journal. 60(8); 814
- Stephen C, Griffith-Cochran L, Wade J. 2019. Addressing the Unique Challenges of Community-Based Capture-Hold-Release Aquariums Through a Facility Health Program. Can J Fish Aqua Sci. Published on the web 02 May 2019, https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2018-0425
- Sleeman J. Richgels K, White CL, Stephen C. 2019. Integration of Wildlife and Environmental Health into a One Health Approach. Sci Tech Rev 38 (1)