Dr. Brent Richards

Academic Training

M.D., 2000, University of Calgary, Calgary AB

M.Sc, 2006 (Epidemiology and Biostatistics), McGill University, Montreal QC



Dr. Richards has had the opportunity to participate in, and sometimes lead, genome-wide association studies recently published in Nature, Nature Genetics, The Lancet and PLoS Genetics.

He co-chaired the cohorts arm of the UK10K consortium where ~3,800 population-based participants were whole genome-sequenced and these data have been publicly available, along with 50 phenotypes.


Recent Honours, Awards and Recognitions

2019 | Best Publication Award. ‘An atlas of genetic influences on osteoporosis in humans and mice’. McGill University, Human Genetics Department.

2017 | Elected Member of The American Society of Clinical Investigation. The ASCI is an honor society of physician-scientists, those who translate findings in the laboratory to the advancement of clinical practice.

2016 | Elected Member of the Royal Society of Canada, College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Given to recognize emerging Canadian intellectual leaders who have demonstrated a high level of achievement.

2016 | Prix du Jeune Chercheur André-Dupont du Club de Recherches Cliniques du Québec – André-Dupont Young Researcher Award Québec Clinical Research Society. Given for excellence in research for a young researcher in Québec.

2016 | Clinical Research Scientist of the Year. Lady Davis Institute. McGill University, Faculty of Medicine. To honour a researcher who has made outstanding contributions to their field of study.

2015 | Canadian Society of Clinical Investigation (CSCI) 2015 Joe Doupe Young Investigator Award. To recognize outstanding research accomplishments in the first eight years of an investigator’s independent career.

2015 | William Dawson Scholar Award. McGill University. To ..."recognize a scholar developing into an outstanding and original researcher of world-class caliber who is poised to become a leader in his or her field, similar to that of a CRC Tier 2."

2015 | McGill Bravo Award. To “Celebrate the cream of the researcher crop” at McGill University for “…winners of major provincial, national and international prizes”.

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