Dr. Bigham is a medical officer at Canadian Blood Services who specializes in public health and preventative medicine. His research focuses on communicable disease prevention and control, transfusion safety surveillance and investigation, blood donor safety and eligibility, and vaccinology. He is also involved in medical education, serving as a clinical professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Bigham began his career as an engineering officer with the Canadian Forces and he completed a mechanical engineering degree in 1974. He went on to serve as a medical officer with the Canadian Forces, receiving his medical degree in 1982 from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He later completed a Master of Health Sciences and a residency in Public Health and Preventive Medicine at the University of British Columbia.
After finishing his residency, Dr. Bigham was a communicable disease consultant for the Vancouver Health Department for several years before joining the BC Centre for Disease Control as a physician-epidemiologist. Dr. Bigham is currently serving as a medical officer with Canadian Blood Services at the Vancouver Blood Centre. He is also a medical health officer at the Fraser Health Authority.