Current Research Chairs

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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.

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Andrew Boozary, Early Career Professorship in Health Policy Innovation
Designing and implementing new health care delivery models, with a commitment to promoting sustainable innovation within our publicly funded health care system.

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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.

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Daniel Grace,Canada Research Chair in Sexual and Gender Minority Health (Tier 2)
Using community-based qualitative and mixed research methods to improve the sexual and mental health of sexual minorities and gender-diverse people.

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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.

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Janet SmylieCIHR Applied Public Health Chair
Developing, implementing, evaluating, documenting and disseminating an Indigenous implementation science approach to population health interventions for Indigenous peoples.

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Jennifer Gibson, The University of Toronto Sun Life Financial Chair in Bioethics
Ethics and health system integration, organizational ethics, and resource allocation ethics.

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Joanne Kotsopoulos, Canada Research Chair in Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention.
Research to better identify women at the highest risk of developing cancer and may act as potential targets for novel preventive drug therapies or as markers for early detection.
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Jurgen Rehm, Chair in Addiction Policy
A leader in generating and analyzing the scientific data needed to inform policy makers of strategies to reduce alcohol-, tobacco-, and other drug-related harm.

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Laura RosellaCanada 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.

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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.

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Lisa Strug, Canada Research Chair in Genome Data Science (Tier 1)
Developing new computer algorithms for genomic data that can predict disease severity for people with cystic fibrosis and how they will respond to treatment.

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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.

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Prabhat JhaCanada 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.

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Rayjean Hung, Canada Research Chair in Integrative Molecular Epidemiology (Tier 1)
Applying an integrative approach to population-based molecular and genetic studies to better understand the causes and risks of cancers with low survival rates.

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Ross Upshur, Dalla Lana Chair in Clinical Public Health
Designing research and education programs that address the increasing complexity of patient and population needs in primary care.

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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.

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Xiaolin Wei, Dalla Lana Chair in Global Health Policy
Building a state-of-the-art implementation research program to address high-profile global and local health challenges such as antimicrobial resistance, hypertension and diabetes management, tuberculosis care, and primary care policy development.

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