Marshalling Science for Global Health: Proposal for a Bilateral Workshop
McGill University Project Leader Information
Timothy Brewer is the Director of Global Health Programs for McGill University Medical School and Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine and associate member of the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health. He completed his medical training at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Brewer is board-certified in Infectious Diseases, and continues a hospital-based practice in addition to his research and administrative responsibilities. He has published extensively on using analytic methods to optimize the control of infectious diseases in populations, particularly tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). His current research interests focus on the prevention and control of multiple drug-resistant tuberculosis and the surveillance of emerging diseases. He has served on advisory boards and review panels for the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health among others. Dr. Brewer is the past Chair of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada Resource Group on Global Health.
As Program Director for the International Society for Infectious Diseases from 1996-2008, Dr. Brewer oversaw training and service programs that reach approximately 50,000 physicians, scientists and public health officials in over 160 countries worldwide. These programs include ProMED-mail, one of the world’s largest publicly available outbreak reporting systems. Partners in these activities included WHO, NIH, CDC, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, as well as numerous academic institutions and professional organizations.