Meet the director

Portrait of Tim Evans, director of the School of Population and Global Health

Tim Evans

Director, School of Population and Global Health
Associate-Dean (Population and Global Health), Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Associate Vice-President, Global Policy and Innovation
Executive Director, COVID-19 Immunity Task Force


Dr. Evans joined McGill University in September 2019 and was named as the Executive Director of Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force in April 2020.  

He has been at the forefront of advancing global health equity and strengthening health systems delivery for more than 20 years. He has worked in NGOs, universities, charitable foundations and hospitals around the world: 

  • Senior Director of the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice at the World Bank 

  • Group Assistant Director General at the World Health Organization (WHO) 

  • Dean of the James P. Grant School of Public Health at BRAC University in Dhaka, Bangladesh 

  • Director of the Health Equity Theme at the Rockefeller Foundation. 

Earlier in his career, Dr. Evans was an attending physician of internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and was Assistant Professor in International Health Economics at the Harvard School of Public Health.  

Dr. Evans has a Medical Degree from McMaster University, was a Research and Internal Medicine Resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. 

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