Evan Adams joins Indigenous Services as deputy chief medical officer of Public Health

Monday, May 11th, 2020 5:06pm


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Dr. Evan Adams. Photo courtesy of the Salish Sea Sentinel.

Dr. Evan Adams is joining Indigenous Services Canada in a two-year appointment as deputy chief medical officer of Public Health.

Adams, the chief medical officer of the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) in British Columbia, will be working with Dr. Tom Wong, director general and Chie​f Medical Officer of Public Health.

“Dr. Adams integrates his Western medical education and his traditional cultural teachings in order to embody the best of both worlds," said Richard Jock, interim CEO of the FNHA. “This enables him to be a trusted community advocate and strong public health leader, traits that will allow him to fill a much-needed role at the national level.”

Dr. Wong said ISC is excited about Dr. Adams joining the department, bringing with him “all of his experience and expertise to help inform our on-going national COVID-19 response, while ensuring culturally safe and efficient service delivery."

Dr. Adams' new appointment takes effect today, May 11.