Current Research Chairs
Andrea Tricco, Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Synthesis (Tier 2)
Combining information from large numbers of research studies in a way that helps governments, policy-makers, physicians, patients and others make evidence-based decisions around health care.
Arjumand Siddiqi, Canada Research Chair in Population Health Equity (Tier 2)
Exploring public policy interventions that hold the greatest promise for eliminating population health inequities and provide evidence-based solutions that can be applied by policymakers to resolve this problem.
France Gagnon, Canada Research Chair in Genetic Epidemiology (Tier 2)
Identifying genetic factors involved in common complex diseases, such as cardiovascular disease which will help identify those at risk and develop effective prevention, early diagnosis and treatment strategies.
Greg Marchildon, Ontario Research Chair in Health Policy and System Design
Examining the design, implementation and impact of public policy interventions that simultaneously reduce inequalities and improve human and environmental capital.
Janet Smylie, CIHR Applied Public Health Chair
Developing, implementing, evaluating, documenting and disseminating an Indigenous implementation science approach to population health interventions for Indigenous peoples.
Jennifer Gibson, The University of Toronto Sun Life Financial Chair in Bioethics
Ethics and health system integration, organizational ethics, and resource allocation ethics.
Laura Rosella, Canada Research Chair in Population Health Analytics (Tier 2)
Linking various sources of health, social, and costs data, and developing new prediction tools and analytic methods to identify new prevention strategies for chronic diseases.
Lisa Forman, Canada Research Chair in Human Rights and Global Health Equity (Tier 2)
Studying international human rights laws that govern global health. This research will strengthen the international laws governing the right to health to improve access to health care for people around the world.
Paula Braitstein, CIHR Applied Public Health Chair
Evaluating an existing approach to testing, counselling and treating the regional population in Eldoret, Kenya for HIV to see if it is effective in identifying and treating people living with HIV earlier in their course of disease.
Prabhat Jha, Canada Research Chair in Global Health (Tier 1)
Dalla Lana Chair in Global Health and Epidemiology
Quantifying the causes of premature death around the world. This epidemiological research will enable disease control programs to ultimately reduce premature deaths worldwide by 2030.
Steven Narod, Canada Research Chair in Breast Cancer (Tier 1)
Conducting a longitudinal study of women from families with and without genetic mutations related to breast cancer and translating the emerging knowledge into the prevention and management of breast and ovarian cancer.
Suzanne Stewart, Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Homelessness and Life Transitions (Tier 2)
Analyzing why disproportionate numbers of aboriginal people in cities are homeless, and designing programs to address this crisis. This research will lead to practical solutions to aboriginal homelessness that can be used by individuals, organizations and policy-makers.