Manager, Drinking Water Safety Program, First Nations Health Authority
Vancouver, BC Canada, originally from United States
Dr Sylvia Struck’s energy and enthusiasm for the environment and her philosophy that health is a basic human right permeate her work. She started her career as an environmental engineer, but her interest in human health impacts inspired her to complete a PhD in Public Health. Her research focussed on how livelihood, poverty and policy influence water access in rural Uganda. She currently works with First Nations communities to support sustainable access to safe, reliable water supplies. Sylvia also lectures at the University of British Columbia on global environmental health and the impacts of climate change on human health.