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Why working at PHO is important to me

"My work at PHO is about serving the people of Ontario, helping them live healthier lives and reducing health inequities in the province. I aim to provide excellent scientific and technical advice to government, local public health units, health care providers, and other community partners. Through collaboration with colleagues, my work at PHO provides knowledge, tools and support to understanding and controlling communicable diseases and improving emergency preparedness and response."

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Michelle Murti, Public Health Physician


  • UBC School of Population and Public Health
  • Currently applying for appointment with UofT DLSPH Clinical Public Health

Academic degrees and accreditations

  • BASc (Biomedical Engineering) – Uof Toronto
  • MD – UofT
  • MPH – UofT
  • CCFP

Areas of expertise

  • Communicable Diseases
  • Surveillance and Epidemiology
  • Emergency Preparedness

PHO research interests

  • Influenza
  • Outbreak management
  • Vulnerable populations and communicable diseases
  • Emergency response surveillance and assessment

Current PHO research activities

  • PI of Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research funded evaluation on the impact of the BC healthcare worker influenza immunization policy and HCW absenteeism. This is not a PHO activity, but am continuing to lead this until end of 2018. 
  • Principal Knowledge User and Leader on CIHR funded grant “Applying syndemic/core group theory to improve integrated prevention and service delivery for HIV and related epidemics.” Funded in 2014, 3 years. This is not a PHO activity, but am continuing role till end of 2017

Top publications

  1. Rempel S, Murti M, Buxton JA, et al. Outbreak of acute hepatitis B virus infection associated with exposure to acupuncture. CCDR, 2016;42:169-72.
  2. Murti M, Skowronski D, Lem M, et al. Public health response to outbreaks of Avian Influenza (H5N2) and (H5N1) among poultry – British Columbia, December 2014-February 2015. CCDR 2015;41(4): 69-72.
  3. Murti M, Krajden M, Petric M, Hiebert J, Hemming F, Hefford B, Bigham M, Van Buynder P. Case of vaccine-associated measles five weeks post-immunization, British Columbia, Canada, October 2013. Eurosurveillance 2013;18(49):3.
  4. Murti M, Bayleyegn T, Stanbury M, et al. Household emergency preparedness by housing type from a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER), Michigan. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 2014;8(1):12-9.
  5. Murti M, Casey-Lockyer M, Noe R, et al. Deaths associated with Hurricane Sandy – October-November 2012. MMWR 2013;62(20):393-7.


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