Dr. Yipeng Ge is a member of the board of directors of the Canadian Public Health Association and Canadian Doctors for Medicare. Dr. Ge is passionate about tackling health and social inequities by addressing the social and broader determinants of health, including anti-racism work and practices in medical education. He was a member of the CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) Anti-Racism External Advisory Committee, tasked with helping to shape and develop CIHR's anti-racism action plan.
Dr. Ge grew up in Waterloo, Ontario, and is a family medicine physician and a resident physician in his fourth year of residency training (postgraduate year 4, PGY4) in public health and preventive medicine in Ottawa, where he also received his MD degree. He has worked for various global health organizations including the World Health Organization (headquarters) in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Population Health Research Institute in Hamilton, Ontario. In 2020, he was Canada's official youth delegate to the 73rd World Health Assembly and the 58th Pan American Health Organization Directing Council.