- SCHOOL OF POPULATION AND GLOBAL HEALTH
- Biomedical Ethics
- Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health
- Institute of Health & Social Policy
- McGill Global Health Programs
- Administrative Excellence Centre (AEC 3)
School of Population and Global Health
Inaugural Director and Associate Dean,
School of Population and Global Health
Global Policy and Innovation
timothy.evans [at] mcgill.ca
Tim joined McGill University in September 2019, as the Inaugural Director and Associate Dean of the School of Population and Global Health (SPGH) in the Faculty of Medicine and Associate Vice-Principal (Global Policy and Innovation). He joins McGill after a 6 year tenure as the Senior Director of the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice at the World Bank Group. From 2010 to 2013, Tim was Dean of the James P. Grant School of Public Health at BRAC University in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Senior Advisor to the BRAC Health Program. From 2003 to 2010, he was Assistant Director General at the World Health Organization (WHO). Prior to this, he served as Director of the Health Equity Theme at the Rockefeller Foundation. Earlier in his career he 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. Tim has been at the forefront of advancing global health equity and strengthening health systems delivery for more than 20 years. At WHO, he led the Commission on Social Determinants of Health and oversaw the production of the annual World Health Report. He has been a co-founder of many partnerships including the Global Alliance on Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) as well as efforts to increase access to HIV treatment for mothers and innovative approaches to training community-based midwives in Bangladesh. Tim received his Medical Degree from McMaster University in Canada and was a Research and Internal Medicine Resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He earned a D.Phil. in Agricultural Economics from University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
Professor Jonathan Kimmelman
jonathan.kimmelman [at] mcgill.ca
Jonathan Kimmelman is a James McGill Professor in the Biomedical Ethics Unit / Social Studies of Medicine. He has cross-appointments in Experimental Medicine, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, and Human Genetics. Kimmelman holds a PhD in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University, and joined McGill in 2005. His research revolves around the ethical, social and policy dimensions of translational research. He received the Institute of Genetics Maud Menten New Investigator Prize, a CIHR New Investigator Award (2008) and a Friedrich Bessel- Humboldt Award (2014). Kimmelman chaired the ethics committee of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy, 2008-2010, and chairs the ethics committee of the International Society of Stem Cell Research. He also served on the CIHR Stem Cell Oversight Committee, is a current member of the Gene and Cell Therapy DSMB of U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and has been a member of two U.S. Institute of Medicine committee reports. His book, Gene Transfer and the Ethics of First-in-Human Trials: Lost in Translation, was published by Cambridge University Press. In 2018, he was named as a Hastings Center Fellow.
Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health
Interim Department Chair
Professor Robert W. Platt
robert.platt [at] mcgill.ca
Robert Platt is Professor and Chair of the department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health (EBOH) at McGill University, and Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. He is a Senior Investigator at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and the Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital, and Investigator at the McGill Pharmacoepidemiology Research Unit, and holds the Albert Boehringer I endowed chair in Pharmacoepidemiology. Dr. Platt is the Executive Co-Lead and leader of the Methods team of the Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNODES). His research focuses on improving methods for the study of medications using administrative data, with an emphasis on methods for causal inference and a substantive focus on medications in pregnancy. Dr. Platt is an editor-in-chief of Statistics in Medicine and is on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Epidemiology and Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. He has published over 350 articles, one book and several book chapters on biostatistics and epidemiology.
Institute of Health & Social Policy
Professor Daniel Weinstock
daniel.weinstock2 [at] mcgill.ca
Daniel Weinstock studied Political Science and Political Philosophy at McGill University, where he received a BA and an MA, between 1980 and 1986. He received a DPhil in Political Philosophy from Oxford University, where he studied between 1986 and 1991. From 1988 to 1989, he was a visiting doctoral student at Harvard University. He completed postdoctoral work in the Department of Philosophy at Columbia University, before joining the faculty of the Department of Philosophy of the Université de Montréal in 1993. From 2002 to 2011, he was the Founding Director of the Centre de recherche en éthique de l’Université de Montréal. In 2012, he became a Professor in the Faculty of Law and in the Department of Philosophy of McGill University. In 2013, he was appointed as Director of McGill’s Institute for Health and Social Policy. His term as Director began on August 1, 2013. He has held Visiting Appointments at Université Lyon III, at the Australian National University, at Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto, Japan), and at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in Barcelona, Spain.
His research interests have spanned widely across a wide range of topics in contemporary moral and political philosophy – from the just management of ethnocultural and religious diversity in modern liberal democracies, to state policy with respect to children, families, and educational institutions. His main research interests at present have to do with the problem of health equity, and with issues of justice and inclusion as they arise in the organization of modern cities. The guiding thread of his research has been to connect philosophical and ethical argument with institutional reasoning. It is marked by the firm conviction that moral and political philosophers have paid insufficient attention to the institutional parameters that both enable and constrain the realization of normative ideals. His attention to institutional specificity has led to his being called upon quite regularly to serve on public policy commissions in areas as diverse as public health (he was the Founding Director of Quebec’s Public Health Ethics Committee), education, end-of-life medical care, and "reasonable accommodation."
His work and teaching have been recognized by a number of major prizes. In 1997 he was awarded a teaching prize by the Faculté des arts et des sciences de l’Université de Montréal for his innovations in developing ethics and public policy courses for the health sciences, and in 1998 he received a teaching prize awarded by the Université de Montréal to its most distinguished teachers at the University-wide level.
He has held both a Tier I and a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Ethics and Political Philosophy at the Université de Montréal.
In 1998, he was awarded a fellowship both to the Rockefeller Center for Human Values at Princeton University, and to the Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. He spent the 1998-1999 academic year as a Rockefeller Fellow at Princeton. In 2004, he was made a Prize Fellow of the Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau Foundation, and in 2008, he received the Prix André-Laurendeau from the Association canadienne-française pour l’avancement des sciences.
McGill Global Health Programs
Dr. Charles Larson
charles.larson [at] mcgill.ca
514 398-8564 (General Inquiries)
Dr. Larson completed his medical degree and subsequent specializations in Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine & Public Health at McGill University. Spanning more than 30 years, Dr. Larson’s academic career has primarily focused on capacity building and implementation research to support the scaling up of life-saving interventions for children under the age of five. From 1989 to 1992 Dr. Larson directed the McGill-Ethiopia Strengthening Community Health Project, before returning to Canada where he directed the McGill Global Health Office within the Faculty of Medicine and led a five-year McGill Population and Child Health project in Chelyabinsk, Russia. In 2002, Dr. Larson moved to Bangladesh where, on secondment from McGill, he directed the Health Systems and Infectious Diseases Division at the International Centre for Diarrheal Diseases Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b). In 2008, he joined the Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia as Professor and Director of BC Children’s Hospital Centre for International Child Health. In 2015, Dr. Larson returned to Montreal where he joined the Department of EBOH and the McGill Global Health programs, for which he currently serves as the interim director. Dr. Larson is also and the National Coordinator of the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR).
Administrative Excellence Centre (AEC3)
tasha.ayinde [at] mcgill.ca
Tasha Ayinde is Associate Director, Administration, responsible for seven departments within the McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, including: Global Health Programs, McGill Centre for Viral Diseases, Social Studies of Medicine, Institute for Health and Social Policy, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health and McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity and the School of Population and Global Health. Ms. Ayinde oversees the strategic operations and administration of the departments and serves as senior advisor to the chairs and directors. A graduate of Simon Fraser University, British Columbia and McGill University, Montreal, Ms. Ayinde also holds a Master of Public Policy and Public Administration degree from Concordia University.
Ms. Ayinde has worked within the higher education sector for the past fourteen years. Her research and professional interests include health policy, organizational development, issues related to governance and program evaluation. Prior to joining McGill University, she worked as a human resource consultant in her own firm, servicing public and private organizations and held management positions within the British Columbia provincial government, private sector and not-for-profit groups. Ms. Ayinde has actively participated and sat on various steering committees such as the Faculty of Medicine's Think Dangerously Strategic Planning Initiative, Family Medicine Task Force and the Dean of Medicine Global Health Task Force. She formally sat on the Administrative Excellence Project Team, the Executive Committee for the Institute of Public Health and Population Health and the Dean of Medicine Awards of Excellence Selection Committee. Ms. Ayinde is the Co-Chair, Global Health Group, Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada and was most recently appointed as Co-Chair, Policy and Advocacy Committee for the Canadian Coalition of Global Health Research (2020).