Canadian Medical Association

Dr. Joss Reimer is currently the chief medical officer for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Before this, she worked as medical lead and official spokesperson for Manitoba's COVID-19 Vaccine Implementation Taskforce and as the medical director of public health for Winnipeg. She has expertise in health equity, immunizations, sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections and harm reduction. Dr. Reimer spent nine years as director of population health for undergraduate medical education at the University of Manitoba, where she developed and directed the four-year population health course still used today. She also maintains a clinical practice in maternity care, labour and delivery at Women's Hospital. Voted Humanitarian of the Year by Doctors Manitoba, Dr. Reimer is passionate about physician wellness and public health. Dr. Reimer grew up in rural Manitoba. She completed medical training at the University of Manitoba and McMaster University, training several years in obstetrics and gynecology before finishing a public health specialty. She completed a master’s in public health degree with a project focused on health communication in Nairobi, Kenya. Dr. Reimer speaks three languages and has received several additional awards including the Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee Medal, the Government of Manitoba's Pandemic Medical Hero Award and the St. John Ambulance Pandemic Medallion.

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