Dr Bonnie Henry is currently the Deputy Provincial Health Officer for BC, a position she started in August 2014. Prior to this she was the interim Provincial Executive Medical Director of the BC Centre for Disease Control and the Medical Director of Communicable Disease Prevention and Control and Public Health Emergency Management. Previously she was Associate Medical Officer of Health for Toronto Public Health, where she was responsible for the Emergency Services Unit and the Communicable Disease Liaison Unit. She is a specialist in Public Health and Preventive Medicine and is Board Certified in Preventive Medicine in the US. Dr Henry worked with the WHO/UNICEF Polio eradication program in Pakistan and with the World Health Organisation to control the Ebola outbreak in Uganda. She was the operational lead in the response to the SARS outbreak in Toronto in 2003. She is an Associate professor at the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine and is the past Chair of Immunize Canada and a member of the Canadian National Advisory Committee on Immunization. She is the author of “Soap and Water & Common Sense” a guide to staying healthy in a microbe filled world.