James Blanchard

Canada Research Chair in Epidemiology and Global Public Health

Tier 1 - 2017-11-01
Renewed: 2023-04-01
University of Manitoba
Canadian Institutes of Health Research


Research involves

Studying how diverse characteristics of individuals, communities, and large populations contribute to the local and global distribution of communicable and non-communicable diseases.

Research relevance

The research is contributing to the development of effective public health strategies for disease prevention by understanding the underlying and proximate determinants of existing and emerging epidemics.

Research summary

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.