Dr. Kami Kandola is currently the Deputy Chief Public Health Officer of the Northwest Territories (NWT) since 2003 and was the Chief Public Health Officer from 2009-2011.
has extensive knowledge of the people of the North and linkages to policy and practice.
has assisted with linking to the necessary NWT policy and clinical partners and will facilitate future linkages.
has also authored 18 reports and publications and made 8 oral or poster presentations.
Her clinical, northern and international and research experience provide her with the background needed to assume the role of President of the Canadian Society for Circumpolar Health.
It is her
desire that issues related to circumpolar health will be brought to the global health table and given their due recognition as important contributors to the overall disease burden of the circumpolar indigenous population, particularly in the Canadian North.
On a personal note, Dr Kandola
currently resides in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
is married and has a young son.
initially came to Yellowknife on a one-year contract in August 2003 and fell in love with the North, as well as a long-time northerner.