Dr. Michael Schwandt, MD, MPH, FRCPC

Dr. Michael Schwandt, MD, MPH, FRCPC

Assistant Clinical Professor

Faculty of Medicine

School of Population and Public Health, Vancouver Costal Health

Vancouver Campus

Contact Information

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Dr. Michael Schwandt (He/Him/His)


Tel: 604-875-4375


Twitter/ MichaelSchwandt

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Erik Rolfsen

Senior Media Relations Specialist

Tel: 604.822.2644

Cell: 604.209.3048

Email: erik.rolfsen@ubc.ca


public health, COVID-19, health equity, health disparities, social determinants of health, environmental health, healthy built environments, climate change and health,

In the Media

Where’s the Rain? As summer in Vancouver creeps into October, climate anxiety is rising – The Tyee Hospital capacity, indoor temperatures under scrutiny in latest B.C. heat wave – CTV News B.C.’s heat wave likely contributed to 719 sudden deaths this week – CBC Newsworld 486 sudden deaths reported in BC over 5 days – CTV National News Some Metro Vancouver cities prepare to open 24-hour cooling centres during heat wave – CBC News Heat wave health hazard: Experts explain why high B.C. temperatures are so dangerous – The Canadian Press Health effects of extended extreme heat: The climate change connection to the heatwave – CBC Radio Online index maps out impact of climate change on health across Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley – Georgia Straight Vancouver health authority has learned how to limit long-term care home outbreaks: doctor – CTV Special report: Protecting seniors’ homes from the pandemic’s next wave – Business in Vancouver Climate change brings big health threats. Fighting them starts in communities – The Tyee Why Canada could be spared from an all-out vape panic – Vice ‘Smoking 2.0’: Medical experts say not all vaping manufacturers have high quality control – Global Bed bugs can lead to mental health problems, health officials say – CBC Vancouver’s long-term care homes pinpoint COVID-19 cases by testing seniors for broad range of symptoms – National Post