James Broesch is the Director of Strategy and Public Health Planning at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), in British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver Coastal Health is responsible for delivering health care services and improving the health of the entire population living within its geographical coverage area, and James contributes to that mandate though work with the Public Health Program. James’s responsibilities include evaluating and summarizing evidence to inform key policy decisions, providing leadership and direction for strategic and operational projects within the Public Health Program, and managing a team of policy consultants who work with municipalities and community groups to develop and implement healthy public policy. James holds a PhD in Anthropology from Emory University as well as postdoctoral training in Population Health at the University of Wisconsin, as a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar, and University of British Columbia at the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation. His academic background primarily focused on examining and measuring the transmission of culture and its impact on health.