Kristin Klein

Dr. Kristin Klein is a Canadian public health and preventive medicine specialist based in Edmonton, Alberta. She is notable during the COVID-19 pandemic due to her position with the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI).1)


Klein holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Calgary, and a medical degree and fellowship training in Public Health and Preventive Medicine from the University of Alberta.


Dr. Klein served as the Deputy Medical Officer of Health for the Government of Alberta. She represented Alberta in the Pan-Canadian Public Health Network on their Communicable and Infectious Disease steering committee.2)

She holds two positions with Alberta Health Services, serving as Associate Provincial Medical Officer of Health for Communicable Disease Control and as a local Medical Officer of Health for Northern Alberta.3) 4) 5) She also serves as the co-chair of the AHS Vaccine Task Force.6)

She has contributed to several provincial and national committees including representing the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health as liaison member to the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). She is also an assistant clinical professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta.7)

National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI): Membership and representation. (2021, February 3). Government of Canada; Wayback Machine.
Communicable and Infectious Disease Steering Committee Members. (2019, July 22). Pan-Canadian Public Health Network.
Importance of Immunization: COVID-19. (2020, July 2). Alberta Health Services.
de Villiers, A., Koliaska, K., Benadé, G., & Klein, K. (2019, October). To: Superintendents of Schools in the Alberta Health Services - North Zone. Alberta Health Services.
Kerr, M. (2021, April 21). COVID-vaccine Q and A with Dr. Kristin Klein. Lakeland Connect.
Walmsley, L. (2021, March 9). Request for Decision - AHS COVID-19 Community Conversation. Village of Hines Creek.
Profile | Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. University of Alberta. Retrieved April 17, 2022, from

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