Public health programs are designed to improve the health of populations and reduce inequities. As Canada Research Chair in Epidemiology and Global Public Health, Dr. James Blanchard’s aim is to improve health outcomes by systematically embedding science into public health programs around the world.
He and his research team are enhancing both HIV prevention and maternal and neonatal health. They are studying the factors that drive HIV epidemics and the reasons for gaps in prevention programs, with a focus on improving program design. They are also exploring how better services and systems can reduce inequities and contribute to maternal and newborn health care. Ultimately, their research will support the development of effective public health programs.