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Career Paths

Queen’s prepares its Public Health residents for success in a wide variety of career fields.  Residents may pursue opportunities in public health, clinical practice, health service planning and administration, teaching, and research.  Placements are found in health agencies, government departments, global organizations, and industry.

Examples of career paths of Queen's graduates

Dr. Kieran Moore, MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP, MPH,  DTM&H, FRCP(C)

Dr. Moore received his medical degree from the University of Ottawa in 1985.  He then completed his specialty certification in Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine with the College of Family Physicians of Canada.  Additionally, he has completed a Master’s degree in Public Health, Disaster Medicine and a Master’s certificate in Physician Leadership.  After he graduated from the Queen’s Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program and successfully achieved his fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.  He served as the Associate Medical Officer of Health (2011-2017), and as the Medical Officer of Health (2017-2021) with KFL&A Public Health.  He is now the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario.

Dr. Moore has extensive experience in surveillance systems for bioterrorism and outbreak detection, public health, pre-hospital care, and multidisciplinary research projects.  His main areas of interest are the evaluation of various data streams for the early detection of outbreaks, as well as the assessment of deprivation distribution in populations.  His work with the Queen’s University Public Health Informatics Team (QPHI) Acute Care and Health Care Worker absenteeism real-time surveillance system and provincial Telehealth data have been published in the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, the European Journal of Emergency MedicineAdvances in Disease Surveillance, and the Canadian Journal of Public Health.  For more details, please visit the following website:

Dr. Moore continues to provide contributions to the academic life of the Queen’s Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program as a preceptor.

Dr. Sudit Ranade, MD, MPH, MBA, CCFP, FRCP(C)

Dr. Ranade received his medical degree from the University of Ottawa. He completed the Family Medicine residency at Queen's University and received his CCFP designation in 2009. In 2012, he completed the Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency as well as the Royal College fellowship certification.

Shortly after completing residency, Dr. Ranade became the Medical Officer of Health for the County of Lambton in southwestern Ontario. His interests include child and adolescent health, reproductive health, global health, monitoring and evaluation of public health programs, management in public health, and health systems. He is open to having residents from the Queen's program contact him about potential elective rotations, career guidance, or other interesting public health topics.

Dr. Robin Taylor, MD, MSc, PhD, FRCP(C)

Dr. Taylor received her medical degree from the University of Calgary.  She completed her residency training at both McGill University (PGY1-3, including a year of clinical training and MSc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics) and Queen’s University (PGY4-5, public health field rotations). She graduated from Queen’s University with specialty training in Public Health and Preventive Medicine in 2011. About her PHPM residency training, Dr. Taylor states that, “It’s rare to have a day go by when I don’t use the frameworks, skills and knowledge gained from my residency public health rotations and epidemiology training. I love the variety that my role brings.”

Dr. Taylor is an Associate Medical Officer of Health at Ottawa Public Health.