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Dr. Jesse Kancir, Regional Medical Officer of Health, Eastern Zone

Dr. Jesse Kancir, Regional Medical Officer of Health, Eastern Zone

Jesse Kancir joined the provincial Public Health team in December 2021. Regional Medical Officer of Health is his first role in the organization. His home base is in Halifax for now.

What do you think PH staff should know about you/your role?

At its core, being a good Medical Officer of Health requires understanding the population being served. I’ll always be on the lookout for opportunities to connect with and learn more about people and places in the Eastern Zone!

What is a ‘fun fact’ about you?

I routinely take part in blind-tasting competitions, and even took part in this at the competitive university level. Right now, my focus is on coffee: think trying to identify bean characteristics, including country, varietal, processing method, and altitude grown. I’m keen to explore Nova Scotia’s roasters!

What’s your favorite part of working for PH?

This is true left-brain/right-brain practical work, rooted in teamwork and focused on communities.

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