Anita Palepu

Anita Palepu, MD, MPH, FRCPC, MACP is a Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of General Internal Medicine, University of British Columbia. She is the Physician Program Director for the St. Paul’s Hospital Medicine Program and attends on the Clinical Teaching Unit at St. Paul’s Hospital. She conducts her research at the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences and has a research program that falls under the broad umbrella of urban health research with particular interest in vulnerable populations such as individuals who are homeless or vulnerably housed and people who use substances. She is also the UBC Postgraduate Medical Education Faculty Lead for Health Advocacy. She is passionate about the social determinants of health and recognizes the importance of the social and physical environments in shaping people’s lives. Food insecurity has far-reaching implications on health and social well-being and hopes that she can help alleviate this in our community.