Faculty Member

David L. Mowat MBChB, MPH, FRCPC

Email Address(es)
Office Phone
905-791-7800 ex 2566
Office Address
Region of Peel Health Services - Public Health 7120 Hurontario Street, P.O. Box 667, RPO Streetsville Mississauga, Ontario/Canada L5M 2C2
Curriculum Vitae
Clinical Public Health Division
Adjunct Professor
SGS Status
Non Member

Research Interests

  1. Knowledge Translation
  2. Workforce Development
  3. Health Promotion

Education & Training History

Fellow (by distinction) of the Faculty of Public Health, Royal Colleges of Medicine (UK), 2007

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Public Health and Preventive Medicine), 1983

Master of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, 1980

MBChB, University of Edinburgh, 1972

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

Supervision of Residents in Public Health and Preventive Medicine.

Occasional lectures in Medicine (DOCH) and MPH Program.

Professional Summary & Appointments

Currently the Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel.

Previously Deputy Chief Public Health Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada, senior appointments in PHAC and Health Canada, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Omtario, Medical Oficer of Health for Kingston.

Honours & Awards

  1. Fellow (by Distinction) of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians UK, 2007
  2. Health Human Resources Award, Canadian Public Health Association, 2008

Representative Publications

Chapters in Books

Mowat D, Chambers C. Producing more relevant evidence. In: O’Campo P, Dunn J et al: Rethinking Social Epidemiology. Springer, 2011.

Articles in Refereed Journals

Ramuscak N, Jiang D, Dooling K, Mowat D. A population level analysis of birth weight indices in Peel Region, Ontario. The effects of ethnic diversity. Canadian Journal of Public Health 2012; 103: 368-372

Stratton J, Mowat D, Wilkins R, Tjepkema M. Income disparities in life expectancy in the City of Toronto and Region of Peel. Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada 2012; 32: 208-215

Ward M, Mowat D. Creating an organizational culture for evidence-informed decision making. Healthcare Management Forum 2012; 25:146-150.

Underwood JM, Mowat DL, Meagher-Stewart DM, Deber RB, Baumann AO, MacDonald MB, Akhtar-Danesh N, Schoenfeld BM, Ciliska DK, Blythe JM, Lavoie-Tremblay M, Ehrlich AS, Knibbs KM, Munroe VJ. Building Community and Public Health Nursing Capacity: A Synthesis Report of the National Community Health Nursing Study. Canadian J Public Health 2009, 100(5), Special Insert: I1-I11

Tyler I, Hau M, Buxton J, Elliott L, Harvey B, Hockin J, Mowat D, Canadian Medical Students’ Perceptions of Public Health Education in the Undergraduate Medical Curriculum. Acad. Med 2009;84: 1307-1312

Frank J, DiRuggiero E. Mowat D, Medlar B. Developing knowledge translation capacity in public health: The role of the National Collaborating Centres. Can J Public Health 2007; 98: I1-16

Mowat D, Butler-Jones D. Public health in Canada: A difficult history. Healthcare Papers 2007; 6: 31-36.

O'Connor K, Mowat D, Scott HM, Carr P, Dorland JL, Young‑Tai K‑F. A randomised trial of two public health nurse follow-up programs after early obstetrical discharge. An examination of breastfeeding rates, maternal confidence and utilization and costs of health services. Can J Public Health 2003; 94:98‑103.

Mowat D, Hockin J. Building capacity in evidence‑based public health practice. Can J. Public Health 2002; 93:19.

Mowat D. Health Surveillance in Canada. Chronic Diseases in Canada 1998; 19: 143‑144

Mowat D, Wang F, Pickett W. A case‑control study of risk factors for playground injuries. Injury Prevention 1998; 4: 39‑43

Mowat D, Mecredy D, Lee F, Hajela R, Wilson R. Family physicians and smoking cessation: A survey of practices, opinions and barriers. Can Fam Phys 1996; 42: 1946‑1952