Professor, University of Calgary

Dr. Suzanne Tough 's research on maternal health has led to fundamental changes in prenatal care, and clinical practice. She leads the innovative All Our Babies/Families study; a cohort of over 3000 families followed prospectively for 10 years resulting in a changed understanding of the relationship between early life events, mental health and long-term outcomes. She is a leader in translating evidence to practice, longitudinal research, and mental health. She is a Professor in the Cummings School of Medicine and has held leadership roles as a Scientific Director and Policy Fellow. She has ...


Professor, Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Montreal

Dr Potvin, a Professor in Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Montreal, is an internationally recognized public health scientist. In 2001, she was selected in a national competition for one of only two CHSRF/CIHR Chairs in Health Services Research in public health intervention, a testament to the high quality of her work. Her research focuses on how programs that address social determinants in the community contribute to reducing health inequalities. Her expertise is much sought after. She helped develop Canadian policies to address health inequalities and the strategy for ...


Professor, Dept. Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary

International expert on health services research methodology who pioneers innovative programs for analyzing big health data. His contributions have improved optimal use of big data in numerous health research studies worldwide to advance science and discovery, and change research practice in the use of health data. In 2014 and 2015, he was designated one of the most highly cited researchers in the world (top 1%) by Thomson Reuters. Hude leads Alberta's Strategies for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) Methods Platform and directs the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in ...


Professor, School of Population & Public Health, University of British Columbia

Outstanding public health scholar whose leadership and vision has contributed to system change nationally and internationally. Founding member of UBC's School of Population and Public Health, she led the Social and Life Course Theme and served on the Senior Executive Committee. As the Centre Director at UBC's Human Early Learning Partnership and the Co-Chair of Population Health Intervention Research Initiative for Canada she fostered new understandings of the social determinants of health. Founder of the UBC Youth Sexual Health Team.  


Distinguished ProfessorEmerita, University of Saskatchewan

One of Canada's leading nutrition scholars and an internationally recognized authority on vitamin D and calcium supplementation. For over 40 years, Dr. Whiting has conducted research on dietary influences of bone health, effectiveness of nutrient supplements and calcium and vitamin D status. She has served on internationally significant boards and panels such the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Use of Dietary Reference Intakes in Nutrition Labelling and the North American Dietary Supplements Advisory Board. She received the Canadian Nutrition Society Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. ...


Professor, School of Excise Science, University of Victoria

Ryan E. Rhodes is a Professor in the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, Director of the Behavioral Medicine Laboratory, and Associate Director of the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health at the University of Victoria, Canada. His primary area of research is on the psychology of physical activity and sedentary behavior with an applied focus of physical activity promotion during early family development. Dr. Rhodes has held over 90 grants for this research and he has contributed over 300 publications on the topic as well as 25 book chapters and an undergraduate ...


Professeur titulaire, Département de kinésiologie, Université Laval

Le Professeur Tremblay est un chercheur universitaire dont la carrière a été orientée envers l'étude de l'obésité humaine. Il a mis à profit avec justesse ses compétences de physiologiste spécialiste de la bioénergétique afin de mieux comprendre les déterminants de l'obésité et fournir aux professionnels de la santé des outils pour la prise en charge de cette condition. Cette recherche lui a permis de contribuer à la formation de plusieurs chercheurs dont certains sont devenus des chefs de file dans leur domaine de spécialité. Il figure parmi les spécialistes de la bioénergétique de l'obésité ...


Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Calgary

Dr. Patten is a psychiatrist and epidemiologist. His research applies population-based approaches to questions related to mental health, including the prevalence of mental disorders, associated risk and prognostic factors and patterns of mortality. He has led studies of medical-psychiatric comorbidity and mental health stigma in Canada. His over 800 publications have been cited over 50,000 times (HIndex: 72). He is recognized as one of the world-class researchers selected for their exceptional research performance, demonstrated by production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the ...


Professor, Western University

Dr. Kathy Nixon Speechley is a Professor at Western University and Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute and Children’s Health Research Institute. An epidemiologist, her primary research focus is determinants of quality of life in children with chronic health conditions with an emphasis on improving quality of life in children with epilepsy. Her publications describing key risk and protective factors for quality of life in childhood epilepsy have contributed to advances in family centered care. She is a Fellow of the American Epilepsy Society, Past Chair of the Canadian Paediatric ...


Professor, HEI, McMaster University

Dr. Lehana Thabane is a Professor in Biostatistics at McMaster University. He is a pioneer in health-research and clinical-trials methodology, celebrated as an academic mentor, and an advocate of evidence-based medicine and health care in Canada and the world. Dr. Thabane was the lead statistician on several trials that won national and international awards for their methodological rigour and impact on health policy and practice. He is dedicated to developing biostatistical expertise in the Sub-Saharan region of Africa and is distinguished by his extraordinary passion and aptitude for ...