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