Overview

The Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health provides public health expertise to support health surveillance, population health and disease control initiatives on issues of public health importance.

Dr. Deena Hinshaw was appointed Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health on January 28, 2019. She is supported by the Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health and Deputy Medical Officer of Health.

The Chief Medical Officer of Health is a member of the Alberta Health executive team and reports to the Deputy Minister of Health. In extraordinary situations, such as a public health emergency, to ensure the welfare of Albertans, the Chief Medical Officer of Health may report directly to the Minister of Health.

Chief Medical Officer of Health

  • Dr. Deena Hinshaw

    Dr. Deena Hinshaw

    Dr. Deena Hinshaw completed her undergraduate degree at Augustana University College in Camrose, Alberta. She completed her medical degree, Masters in Public Health and residencies in family medicine and community medicine at the University of Alberta.

    Dr. Hinshaw worked as a Medical Officer of Health in the Central Zone of Alberta Health Services from January 2010 to July 2017. She also served as the Medical Officer of Health lead in the area of public health surveillance and infrastructure for Alberta Health Services from 2014 to 2017. She served as Alberta Health’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health from 2017 to 2019.

    Health information and news from Dr. Hinshaw

Articles

October 28, 2020 | COVID-19

Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health on the right approach for Alberta.

September 08, 2020 | COVID-19

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Officer of Health in Alberta, provides information about the 2020-21 school year.

August 12, 2020 | COVID

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Officer of Health in Alberta, provides tips on how to vacation safely.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health

Dr. Marcia Johnson

The Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health supports the Chief Medical Officer of Health in promoting and protecting the health of Albertans under the authority of the Public Health Act.

Deputy Medical Officer of Health

Dr. Jing Hu

Dr. Jing Hu received her medical degree from Tongji Medical University in Wuhan, China. She completed an Internal Medicine Residency, worked as a respirologist for three years, and earned a Ph.D. in Medical Science before coming to Canada. From 2014 to 2019, Dr. Hu did her Public Health and Preventive Medicine training at the University of Calgary. She was appointed the Deputy Medical Officer of Health in Alberta on January 27, 2020.

Contact

To connect with the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, please use the Government of Alberta contact form.