Dr. David Moher is an internationally recognized leader and pioneer in the conduct of randomized clinical trials, methodology of systematic reviews and meta-analyses, developing guidelines for reporting health research, and for pioneering the emerging field of journalology (publication science). He is one of the most cited and impactful researchers in the world having published more than 700 peer-reviewed papers and holding an h-index of 126 with over 197 000 citations (Google Scholar, March 1st 2019); he has been formally recognized as one of the world's most highly influential biomedical ...


Professor, University of Manitoba

Dr. Stephen Moses is a physician and scientist who has made major contributions internationally to understanding biological and behavioural risk factors for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), particularly HIV infection, and translating research findings into practice. Over the past 25 years, he has been at the forefront of investigating, and integrating into programs, three major innovations for HIV prevention: improved management and control of other “conventional” STIs; implementation of targeted, peer-led educational interventions for high-risk populations; and male circumcision 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 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 ...


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 ...


Dr. Kieran Moore is the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario, Canada, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and Director for the Canadian Lyme Disease Research Network. He is a Professor of Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences at Queen's University in Kingston. Dr. Moore has extensive experience in public health surveillance systems, pre-hospital care, and multidisciplinary research projects. His main areas of interest are: evaluation of various data streams for the early detection of ...


Chef du Département de médecine préventive et santé publique, Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM)

Marie-France Raynault is a public health physician and Director of the University of Montreal’s Department of Social and Preventive Medicine. Her research and intervention interests focus on the social determinants of health, the impact of social policies on health, and the fight against poverty. In 2001, she founded OMISS (Observatoire montréalais des inégalités sociales et de la santé), an organization promoting knowledge exchange between researchers and decision makers. She is currently Executive Director of the Lea Roback Research Centre, which groups researchers from four Montreal ...


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 ...


Dr. O’Loughlin is a Professor in the School of PublicHealth at the University of Montreal School. She is a Tier 1 Canada ResearchChair in the Early Determinants of Chronic Disease, a member of the Carrefour de l’innovation et del’évaluation en santé at the University ofMontreal Hospital Research Center (CRCHUM), an elected member of the AmericanAcademy of Pediatrics Tobacco Consortium, and a member of the Canadian Academyof Health Sciences. Her team is housed at the CRCHUM and in addition to localresearchers Dr. O’Loughlin has ongoing collaborations nationally andinternationally. Her research ...


Professor and Executive Director, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

John McLaughlin is Chief Science Officer and Senior Scientist at Public Health Ontario, and a Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. As an epidemiologist he has an international reputation for his work on the origins of illness and in the strategic application of research findings to improve health at the population level. As an active scholar he has more than 250 peer-reviewed publications. Professor McLaughlin established and directed large collaborative teams for major studies of the role of environmental and genetic causes of disease across ...