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Dr. Hazel Lynn
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Dr. Hazel Lynn studied medicine at University of Toronto and graduated in 1976.

Dr. Lynn and her husband worked in Nigeria for six years; practicing general rural medicine, teaching nursing, midwifery, health technicians and supervising the rural physician teaching program. Upon returning to Canada in 1985 they settled in Owen Sound, Ontario and practiced family medicine.

Dr. Lynn returned to University of Toronto September 2001 and graduated with a MHSc in Epidemiology and Community Health in January 2003 and at that time became the full Medical Officer of Health for Grey Bruce; this was just as the start of the SARS outbreak.

Notable achievements as the MOH include fulfillment of the vision of the new Public Health building in Owen Sound.

One of her first successful undertakings as the MOH was to spearhead efforts to make Grey and Bruce Counties smoke-free; achieving gold and silver standards respectively for the counties two years prior to the province’s implementation of the Smoke-Free Ontario Act.

She, with her staff from the health unit, have participated in several studies and pilot programs over the past years with National Research Council, Public Health Agency of Canada, Toronto Hospital, Hospital for Sick Children and the Ottawa Heart Institute.

She is the South West Region representative on the Council of Medical Officers of Health on the alPHa (Association of Local Public Health Agencies) Board of Directors.