Acting Medical Officer of Health appointed

The Board of Health for the Grey Bruce Health Unit is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ian Arra as Acting Medical Officer of Health.

The appointment was effective October 26th.

Dr. Arra joined the Grey Bruce Health Unit in 2015 during postgraduate training and more recently working as a Physician Consultant.

As well as his medical degree, Dr. Arra completed postgraduate training in Public Health and Preventive Medicine and a Master’s in Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

He has worked on a variety public health initiatives including – road safety, nuclear Emergency Response Planning, health effects of wind farms, resource prioritization, electronic documentation implementation, climate change mitigation, and the built environment.

 Dr. Arra strongly believes that knowledge through research empowers both the individual and the community. As a result, he has served on multiple postgraduate committees that are leading and shaping Canadian Public Health research and education.