Dr. Ian Gemmill has been the Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health since September 1997. Previously, he was the Associate Medical Officer of Health for the Ottawa-Carleton Health Department from 1981 to 1997 and was Director of the OCHD Sexual Health Clinic. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at Queen’s University, a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Community Medicine, an Honorary Life Member of the Canadian Public Health Association, and a member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
Dr. Gemmill has 23 years of experience in public health in Ontario and has a strong interest in communicable diseases, immunization sexually transmitted diseases, sexual health and tobacco use control. He has served on a number of national and provincial committees on communicable diseases and immunization, including the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (1996-2003), the Ontario Provincial Advisory Committee on Communicable Diseases (1996 to 2004), and the Board of Directors of the Canadian Public Health Association. He is currently co-chair of the Canadian Coalition for Immunization Awareness and Promotion, a member of Ontario’s Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee and chair of its Sub-committee on Immunization. Dr Gemmill is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Community Health & Epidemiology and of Family Medicine at Queen’s University.