Dr. Bonnie Henry was appointed as provincial health officer (PHO) for the Province of BC on February 1, 2018. Prior to her appointment as PHO, Bonnie had already served as the deputy provincial health officer for three years and had served as the interim provincial executive medical director of the BC Centre for Disease Control from December 2013 until August 2014.
Bonnie was also the medical director of Communicable Disease Prevention and Control and Public Health Emergency Management with the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control and medical director for the provincial emerging and vector-borne diseases program as well as a provincial program for surveillance and control of healthcare associated infections; a position she started in February of 2005.
In 2003, Bonnie was the operational lead in the response to the SARS outbreak in Toronto. And has worked internationally including with the WHO/UNICEF polio eradication program in Pakistan and with the World Health Organization to control the Ebola outbreak in Uganda.
Bonnie is a specialist in public health and preventive medicine and is board certified in preventive medicine in the U.S. She graduated from Dalhousie Medical School and completed a Masters in Public Health in San Diego, residency training in preventive medicine at University of California, San Diego and in community medicine at University of Toronto.