Upcoming Events

The McGill University School of Population and Global Health and the McGill Department of Family Medicine present:

The Global Primary Care Delivery Workshop Series

Workshop #5

Topic: "How can we improve equitable access to primary healthcare, especially in rural or remote communities? How can private-public partnerships improve primary healthcare? "

Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 2021, 12-1 PM EDT.



Suggested Discussion Questions: 

  1. Does private-sector collaboration benefit or threaten universal healthcare?  
  2. What are barriers to effective referrals by primary healthcare providers?  

Optional Discussion Questions

  1. What does an ideal interprofessional team look like in Canada? In countries with limited resources? 

Made by McGill alumni webcast: Are we ready for the next pandemic?

Thursday, May 27, 2021, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT.


Dr. Tim Evans and Dr. Joanne LiuGlobal health experts have already begun planning for the next health emergency. What went right – and wrong – in handling the current crisis and how should those lessons shape future pandemic planning? Join the next Made by McGill alumni webcast as Moderator Derek Cassoff, Managing Director, Communications, McGill University Advancement, speaks with two of McGill’s leading global health practitioners: Dr. Tim Evans, Director of the School of Population and Global Health, and Dr. Joanne Liu, former International President of Médecins Sans Frontières and newly appointed McGill professor focusing on pandemic and health emergencies.

Past Events

The McGill University School of Population and Global Health and the McGill Department of Family Medicine present:

The Global Primary Care Delivery Webinar Series

In January, the Department of Family Medicine launched a series of monthly workshops and invited speakers around the theme of Global Primary Care Delivery in collaboration with the School of Population and Global Health.

Event flyer with speaker headshots, basic information, and topic summarySession 5: Connecting care and improving access for vulnerable populations

Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EDT

Moderated by Dr. Marion Dove

Socioeconomic factors are known to be closely connected with good health. Primary care providers are uniquely positioned to holistically address these broader determinants of health by acting as a conduit between health and social services. In Canada, there is growing recognition that these linkages should be formalized within healthcare delivery to ensure high quality primary care.

This session will focus on two innovative models of primary care delivery.

Dr. Vania Jimenez will present the case of La Maison Bleue, a non-profit organization that combines the strengths of the health and social services network, represented by the Côte-des-Neiges Family Medicine Group (FMG) and the Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for West-Central Montreal (West-Central Montreal Health), and those of an independent non-profit organization (NPO) rooted in the community and closely tied to community partners. This atypical model provides a continuum of free public services to families and to marginalized and isolated communities.

Dr. Kate Mulligan will discuss a research pilot as part of her previous work with the Alliance for Healthier Communities, which connected UK experts in social prescribing with community health centres across Ontario. The project aimed to bring sustainable service innovation to the front lines of primary health care through directed mentorship, evidence-informed implementation, local adaptation and partnership, and built-in evaluation. This work emphasizes key aspects of Ontario’s healthcare reform, which is moving towards the integration of social prescribing link workers as part of its primary care teams.

Speaker Biographies

Dr. Vania Jimenez Dr. Vania Jimenez MD is a researcher, clinician, obstetrician, psychotherapist and family physician practising in Montreal. In 1999, she was named the Canadian Family Physician of the Year by the College of Family Physicians of Canada. She is currently head of the Family Medicine Unit and head of Medical Services at CSSS Côte-des-Neiges in Montreal. Since 2006, she has served as president of La Maison Bleue, a non-profit organization staffed by family physicians who work in a multidisciplinary team to serve economically vulnerable families.

Dr. Kate MulliganDr. Kate Mulligan PhD is an assistant professor of social and behavioural sciences at U of T’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Mulligan previously served as Director of Policy and Communications at the Alliance for Healthier Communities, a network of community-governed primary health-care organizations. The network integrates prescriptions for social connection into existing health care and community services, which conducted Canada’s first social prescribing research pilot in 2018 dubbed Rx: Community.

Special Seminar - Epidemiology and Biostatistics: some thought on the future

Dr. Robert Platt (He/Him/His)Dr. Robert Platt, Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University

Thursday, May 6, 2021 – 11:30 AM EDT

Abstract: The visibility of epidemiology and biostatistics has exploded in the last few years. Last year, a New York Times column said, “Epidemiologists are the new rock stars”. Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, said in 2009 that “the sexy job in the next ten years will be statisticians”. I will first discuss some philosophy on the tension between methods development and substantive research in epidemiology and biostatistics, and then address three opportunities for growth. First, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought our field to the forefront like never before. It gives rise to opportunities for our fields, both in research and teaching. Second, the explosion of interest in data, and the development of data science and related fields has given rise to new research and training programs and substantial interest in existing programs. Our programs are leaders in their fields, but they need to grow and adapt to this changing environment. Finally, epidemiology and biostatistics are the bedrock of a strong school of public health, and our department is the cornerstone of the McGill School of Population and Global Health. I will discuss how we can lead, and help develop the School into a world leader across all of its domains.

Bio: Robert Platt is Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health at McGill University. He holds the Albert Boehringer I 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. 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 an editor of the American Journal of Epidemiology. He has published over 350 articles, one book and several book chapters on biostatistics and epidemiology.

Special Seminar - Spotlight on Epidemiology and Biostatistics: A glimpse into the future

Professor Josée Dupuis (She/Her/Hers)Josée Dupuis, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 – 12:00 PM EDT

Abstract: The events of the past year have shed a spotlight on our fields of epidemiology and biostatistics. With a global pandemic, a climate crisis, and an increase in social/racial unrest, we are living a historical moment. In turn, these convergent challenges have led to increased visibility of epidemiology and biostatistics and offer opportunities. In this talk, I will highlight some of the opportunities that I feel should be capitalized on as we emerge from the pandemic and move forward towards a more diverse workplace and equitable society. I will also talk about longer-term views of our fields, where the impact of a large amount of non-research data are gathered in our everyday life creating tremendous opportunities to answer research questions, but also posing many challenges in terms of sound epidemiological and biostatistics methods to avoid biased and false conclusions. What we do with this new spotlight on epidemiology and biostatistics is up to us, and I am confident that we can rise to the challenge.

Bio: Josée Dupuis, Ph.D., is a Professor and Chair of Biostatistics at Boston University School of Public Health. She previously held a faculty position at Northwestern University and a senior statistical geneticist position at Genome Therapeutics Corporation, a small biotech company. She has extensive experience in the development and application of methods for genome-wide association studies, gene by environment interaction investigation, genetic meta-analysis, rare variant analysis, and omics data analysis, with special emphasis on the development of novel statistical approaches to analyze genetic data collected on large families. She is involved in the Framingham Heart Study and multiple international consortia, collaborating on projects to identify genes influencing diabetes related traits, pulmonary function traits, and Alzheimer Disease.

Professor Dupuis is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and she is past-President of the International Genetic Epidemiology Society. She was recently honored with the International Genetic Epidemiology Leadership Award for her substantial contributions to the field and her service to the Society, and she received the 2020 American Society of Human Genetics Mentorship Award.

The McGill University School of Population and Global Health and the McGill Department of Family Medicine present:

The Global Primary Care Delivery Workshop Series

Workshop #4

Topic: "Delivering more equitable primary care: meeting communities where they’re at"

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021, 12-1 PM EDT.

This will be a special "fireside chat", audience-driven format where Dr. Anne Andermann (co-founder of an innovative community outreach clinic in Côte-des-Neiges that partners with Multicaf) will moderate discussions that capture snapshots of current clinical innovations in Montreal. She will be joined by Dr. Pierre-Paul Tellier and Dr. Juan Carlos Chirgwin, who will draw upon their work with LGBTQ+ and asylum-seeking populations respectively.

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About our speakers:

Dr. Anne Andermann MD, is a public health physician and the founding director of the CLEAR Collaboration that aims to help frontline health workers address the underlying social causes of poor health through a combination of direct patient care, referral and advocacy for larger social change. She helped to establish an innovative community outreach clinic in Côte-des-Neiges with partners at Multicaf, a local food bank, to connect care to a family doctor at St Mary’s Hospital, and thereby access ongoing whole-person-care and a patient medical home.

Dr. Pierre-Paul Tellier MD, is an associate professor in Family Medicine at McGill University, in Montreal. Dr. Tellier is currently leading a project that implements the first-ever LGBTQ migrants (e.g. immigrants and refugees) and racialized community health clinic and peer navigator outreach program in Montreal. The goal is to increase access, improve continuity of care and address the health impacts of COVID-19 on this population. Integrated into a CLSC serving mostly migrants, this project brings together an interdisciplinary team of health care providers, peer navigators and LGBTQ migrant community organization, AGIR.

Dr. Juan Carlos Chirgwin MD is a family physician working who has been working at a community health clinic (CLSC) in the Montreal neighbourhood of the Park Extension since 2002. Many of the patients there are recently arrived immigrants and asylum seekers with significant language barriers, and the CLSC has used different ways of helping provide care across such barriers. He has advised the establishment of the Collaboration Interprofessionnelle Montréalaise Étudiante (CIME), an inter-professional team of medical, nursing, dietetics, and social work students sharing the common goal of diminishing healthcare gaps experienced by asylum seekers in Montréal.

Upcoming workshops (12:00 PM -1:00 PM EDT):
  • Wednesday, May 26th, 2021
  • Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

The Global Primary Care Delivery Webinar Series

In January, the Department of Family Medicine launched a series of monthly workshops and invited speakers around the theme of Global Primary Care Delivery in collaboration with the School of Population and Global Health

Event flyer showing the moderator and speaker photosSession 4: Perspectives on Indigenous primary care and wellbeing

Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EDT

Moderated by Dr. Alex McComber, this session will be an informal conversation about collaborative care models that balance Indigenous healing and primary care with Dr. Karen Hill and Dr. Veronica McKinney. Dr. Karen Hill co-founded Juddah’s Place, a clinical practice that also trains medical residents and apprentices of traditional medicine. Dr. Veronica McKinney is the Director of Northern Medical Services at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine.

The Global Primary Care Delivery Workshop Series

The next event in the Global Primary Care Workshop Series will happen on Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 from 12 PM to 1 PM (EDT). Participants will explore the following question in both large and small groups:

  • In what ways should we deploy our healthcare workforce to better respond to the control of non-communicable diseases?

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    The McGill Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Student Society (EBOSS) and the McGill School of Population and Global Health Present:

    How to be Anti-Racist in Your Scholarship and Teaching

    Monday, March 29, 2021, 4:00 – 5:30 PM EDT

    McGill has taken many steps towards providing a framework for what it means to be anti-racist and students at the School of Population and Global Health are hosting an event in solidarity with this commitment.

    The format will be a panel discussion between five speakers with varying interdisciplinary backgrounds in health, including both professors and students. The event has a two-fold aim 1) to understand racialized persons' lived experiences in their respective fields and 2) to identify solutions and recommendations to make a difference now and onward.


    • Dr. Akwatu Khenti, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
    • Dr. Debra Thompson, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, McGill University
    • Alex McComber, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, McGill University
    • Jo-Ann Osei-Twum, Co-founder, Black Public Health Collective
    • Kabisha Velauthapillai, MD Candidate, University of Toronto
    • Moderator: Tuviere Onookome-Okome

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    The McGill University School of Population and Global Health and the McGill Department of Family Medicine present:

    The Global Primary Care Delivery Webinar Series

    In January, the Department of Family Medicine launched a series of monthly workshops and invited speakers around the theme of Global Primary Care Delivery in collaboration with the School of Population and Global Health.

    Session 3: New models of patient-oriented primary care

    Flyer for 3rd Global Primary Care Webinar featuring photos of the speakers Wednesday, March 17, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EDT

    Moderated by Dr. Timothy Evans.

    This webinar convened perspectives from the USA and UK regarding virtual expert care and other mechanisms to facilitate patient self-management and decision-making.


    • Dr. Deneen Vojta, UnitedHealthcare Group (USA), Executive Vice President, Global Research & Development
    • Dr. Al Mulley, Director and Professor at The Dartmouth Institute; Former Fellow, The Kings Fund (UK)
    • Margaret Mulley, Former Partner, Deloitte & Touche, LLP, Lecturer, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

    Session 2: Innovations in extending the delivery of community-based primary care

    Flyer for the February 17 Global Primary Care Delivery Webinar - image contains link to PDF versionThe next Speaker Series webinar took place on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM, followed by a Workshop Series on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM.

    The Speaker Series will highlight innovative approaches to the delivery of primary care in both local and global settings, including perspectives from industry, non-profit, and indigenous partners.

    We are delighted to hear from two leaders of organizations that are trailblazing in the area of primary care delivery. Our first speaker, Rubayat Khan is a social entrepreneur from Bangladesh who is currently CEO of Jeeon, a social business that digitizes and upgrades retail pharmacies in rural settings, and connects them with doctors and hospitals in order to bridge the gap between underserved patients and quality healthcare.

    Next, we have Nan Chen, from Last Mile Health, an organization that works to improve access to—and the quality of—essential healthcare for people living in rural and remote communities through teams of community and frontline health workers.

    Moderated by Dr. Timothy Evans, their talk “Innovations in extending the delivery of community-based primary care” will feature Rubayat’s perspectives about partnering with the private and public sector to strengthen community health systems. Nan will draw upon his expertise to discuss the payment of community health workers as a critical systems innovation using examples from work in Liberia.


    Rubayat Khan, MPA/ID

    Photo of Rubayat KhanRubayat Khan is a serial social entrepreneur, development practitioner and data scientist from Bangladesh specialized in the innovative use of low-cost technologies to solve important global development challenges. Rubayat co-founded mPower Social Enterprises in 2008, an organization working at the cutting edge of ICT4D and M4D (Mobile for Development), and has in that capacity built award winning models and projects with organizations like BRAC and Save the Children in Asia, Africa and Central America. He has since co-founded and is CEO of mDoc LLC, which aims to take quality primary healthcare to the next 2 billion people in the world. In the past, he has worked as a consultant for the Gross National Happiness Commission in Bhutan, and for a data science firm in Silicon Valley called Kaggle. Currently, Rubayat runs Jeeon, a startup trying to leverage technology to upgrade rural drug sellers – the primary source of healthcare for most rural Bangladeshis – into high quality primary healthcare providers. He graduated with an MPA/ID from Harvard Kennedy School, and was awarded the Raymond Vernon Award for being the graduating student who best personifies the values of the program. He is also an Unreasonable Institute Fellow.

    Nan Chen, MPP, JD, BA

    Photo of Nan ChenNan Chen is the Managing Director of Health Systems at Last Mile Health, a nonprofit organization that designs and builds community-based primary health systems. Nan supports the organization’s global work to understand what works and why in community health program scale. He also works to diffuse those lessons via partnerships and advocacy for community health systems in collaboration with peer organizations to support countries strengthen their community health systems. Nan’s team supports the organization’s core work in Liberia around the design, launch, and scale of a national community health program in partnership with the Ministry of Health. Nan is currently on the Financing Alliance for Health’s Project Advisory Committee. Prior to Last Mile Health, Nan worked with the Millennium Challenge Corporation on private public partnerships, policy analysis, and nutrition/stunting interventions. Additionally, Nan worked with Open Capital Advisors in Kenya assisting impact investors in scaling social enterprises. Nan has also advised NGOs and social enterprises through the Harvard Law and International Development Society and Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs. Nan has an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School, JD from Northwestern University, and BA from University of Chicago.

    Note that the second session for the parallel Workshop Series took place on Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 at 12 PM to 1 PM (EST).

    Faculty, students, and clinicians will be able to investigate these topics in greater depth through the Workshop series. In these workshops, participants will reflect on short readings related to primary care delivery in the areas of mental health and non-communicable diseases, and innovative approaches to ensuring equitable and responsive services across the life-course. Through these workshops, we hope to identify areas of collaborative research and training worth pursuing.

    Please send an email to briana.cheng2 [at] or alayne.adams [at] if you are interested in attending the Workshop Series and/or are interested in facilitating one of the discussions.

    Special Seminar - Preventing and responding to violence in the 21st century: A critical global mental health research agenda

    Dr. Rochelle Frounfelker, Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Social and Cultural Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University

    Thursday, February 4, 2021 – 11:30 AM

    Abstract: Dr. Frounfelker’s presentation, “Preventing and responding to violence in the 21st century: A critical global mental health research agenda,” argues for the need to study violence and trauma as social, cultural, and psychological phenomena both locally and globally. Rochelle will outline her research plans in two domains of violence and mental health - mental health of war-affected populations and the global phenomena of violent radicalization.

    Photo of Dr. Rochelle FrounfelkerBio: Rochelle Frounfelker is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University. She obtained her doctorate in social and behavioral sciences from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and her masters in public health and social work from Columbia University in New York City. Rochelle has a primary interest in investigating the life course impact of trauma and violence on psychiatric disorders. She has almost 20 years of experience in the field, including as a clinician for survivors of sexual violence, partner and ally of war-affected communities, and mental health services researcher. Her work is interdisciplinary and incorporates knowledge from the fields of social epidemiology, child development, aging, and cultural psychiatry.

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    Special Seminar - Public health in transit – a global political priority

    Dr. Danielle N. Poole, Postdoctoral Fellow, Neukom Institute for Computational Science, Department of Geography, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College

    Thursday, January 28, 2021 – 12:00 PM

    Abstract: Over 80 million people are currently displaced by humanitarian crises. Moreover, the number of forcibly displaced persons is expected to increase due to the changing nature of conflict and compounding effects of climate change, making health in humanitarian crises a global political priority. We know about the health of forced migrants upon arrival in their destination countries, and we may know some about the health of populations before a conflict or disaster invokes mass displacement. However, there is a gap in our understanding of forced migrant health during the transit phase of migration. And yet, time in transit is becoming more important as displaced populations face increasingly hazardous routes and asylum-seeking processes are protracted. In this seminar, I will investigate the dynamic interactions of individual, social, structural, and “place” determinants of mental health in humanitarian crises.

    Photo of Dani PooleBio: Dr. Danielle (Dani) Poole is a population health scientist focused on improving health in humanitarian crises. Within the broader field of humanitarian health research, her work is centered around two themes: 1) measuring health disparities, with a substantive focus on mental health, and 2) developing novel research methods for complex settings. To address these lines of inquiry, she applies methodological approaches spanning the epidemiological, geospatial, and statistical sciences. She collaborates with colleagues in Canada, Greece, Italy, Kenya, The Netherlands, Nigeria, South Africa, South Sudan, Turkey, and the US, among other countries.

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    Special Seminar - Improving mental health in the context of humanitarian crises and climate change: Bridging the gap between research and practice

    Dr. Jura Augustinavicius, Assistant Scientist (Research Faculty) Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 – 11:00 AM

    Abstract: Populations living in humanitarian settings and those most heavily impacted by the climate crisis are at increased risk of poor mental health and psychosocial well-being. This seminar will introduce these issues and will explore opportunities for intervention through study specific examples. The seminar will focus on research supporting adaptation, implementation, and evaluation of mental health and psychosocial support interventions as well as interventions from other sectors in diverse humanitarian and climate change affected contexts. Future directions at the intersection of mental health in humanitarian settings and climate change and mental health will be explored and opportunities for research and practice will be highlighted.

    Photo of Dr. Jura AugustinaviciusBio: Jura Augustinavicius is an Assistant Scientist (Research Faculty) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Augustinavicius also serves as affiliated faculty at the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health and as a Research Advisor and Lead on climate change and youth engagement at the MHPSS Collaborative hosted by Save the Children Denmark. She completed a doctorate and postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with special training in applied psychiatric epidemiology and mixed-methods approaches for use in mental health research and practice. Dr. Augustinavicius’ research focuses on mental health assessment and intervention among populations exposed to adversity in low-resource humanitarian settings and in the context of climate change. Specifically, she has worked on mental health program development and evaluation among conflict-affected populations, building research-practice collaborations to support mental health measurement and intervention in humanitarian settings, and understanding mental health in the context of climate change to inform program and policy implementation.

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    The McGill University School of Population and Global Health and the McGill Department of Family Medicine present:

    The Global Primary Care Delivery Webinar Series

    Event poster - details in text - contains link to PDF versionSession 1: “Primary health care in the context of universal health systems: how to walk the talk”

    Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 from 12 PM to 1 PM (EST)

    Speakers: Dr. Danielle Martin and Dr. Timothy Evans

    Moderator: Dr. Marion Dove

    The first session of this six-part monthly series had two highly esteemed experts – Dr. Danielle Martin and Dr. Timothy Evans – join forces to deliver a greatly anticipated talk about the future vision of primary healthcare in local and global settings. Moderated by Dr. Marion Dove, their talk will feature Dr. Martin’s perspectives about Canada’s milestones, efforts, and trajectory towards the creation of a universal health system. Next, Dr. Evans will use an international lens to examine key primary care reforms over time in the context of universal health coverage. We look forward to seeing you at this speaker series that promises to be exciting and provoking.

    Watch the Recording

    In parallel to the Webinar Series, don't miss the Global Primary Care Delivery Workshop Series. The first session took place on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 from 12 PM to 1 PM (EST).

    Dr. Tim Evans

    Photo of Dr. Tim EvansTim Evans has been at the forefront of advancing global health equity and strengthening health systems delivery for more than 20 years. His creative energies led to the Commission on the Social Determinants of Health, the development of numerous global partnerships such as the Global Alliance on Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), the Global Financing Facility (GFF) for Women, Children and Adolescents, and the creation of a novel hub and spoke approach to training community midwives in Bangladesh. At McGill, he wears many hats. He is the Inaugural Director and Associate Dean of the School of Population and Global Health (SPGH) in the Faculty of Medicine, Associate Vice-Principal for Global Policy and Innovation, and Executive Director of Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force. Tim has held multiple global leadership positions, including appointments as Senior Director of the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice at the World Bank Group, Dean of the James P. Grant School of Public Health at BRAC University in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Assistant Director General at the World Health Organization. Tim earned his D.Phil. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, followed by medical and residency training at McMaster and Harvard Universities, respectively.

    Dr. Danielle Martin

    Photo of Dr. Danielle MartinDanielle Martin is a family physician and Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. She practices in the Family Practice Health Centre at Women’s College Hospital (WCH) where she is also the Vice-President Medical Affairs & Health System Solutions. Danielle’s policy expertise and passion for equity

    McGill Alumni Webcast: Your pressing COVID-19 questions answered

    December 15, 2020, 12-1 PM

    Dr. Marcel Behr, Co-Director, McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity (Mi4) and Interim Director of McGill Infectious Diseases Division

    Dr. Timothy Evans, Inaugural Director and Associate Dean of the School of Population and Global Health, Faculty of Medicine

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    Policy perspectives on pandemic preparedness and response - What are we learning from COVID-19?

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    Special Lecture - Dr. Pamela Roach
    Indigenous Health Research: Enhancing Equity Across Populations & Health Services

    July 6th, 2020 - 1PM

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    COVID-19 and the world’s vulnerable communities – a live webcast

    April 30th, 2020 - 12PM

    Event Description:

    How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting developing countries around the world? Are frontline health workers equipped to deal with the crisis? What are the most constructive approaches to an effective global response? How does international aid play an effective role now – and in a post-COVID-19 world?

    Join us for a special webcast in partnership with McGill’s Alumni Association featuring a panel of international health experts and get the perspectives of leaders from the frontlines as well as development institutions like the World Bank.


    • Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Vice Chancellor at the University of Global Health Equity, Senior Advisor to the World Health Organization Director General, Senior Lecturer at Harvard Medical School.
    • Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez, Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, former Assistant Administrator for Global Health at USAID.
    • Mr. Patricio V. Marquez, Senior Consultant for the preparation of Global Emergency Response to Covid-19 at the World Bank Group (WBG), Senior Associate at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Member of the External Advisory Group for the Global Mental Health Program at the University of Washington. Former Lead Health Specialist at WBG.
    • Dr. Raj Panjabi, CEO of Last Mile Health and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham & Women’s Hospital.
    • Dr. Joanne Liu, MDCM’91, IMHL’14, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Montreal, Professor of Clinical Medicine at McGill, former International President of Médecins Sans Frontières.

    Moderators: Dr. Timothy Evans, Inaugural Director and Associate Dean of the School of Population and Global Health, Faculty of Medicine, McGill, and Derek Cassoff, Managing Director, Communications, McGill Advancement.

    Link to join:


    SPGH Strategic Planning Townhall

    April 15th, 2020 - 12PM

    Event Description:

    The SPGH will be hosting a virtual town hall on Wednesday April 15, 2020 from 12-1PM.

    Click here to join.


    Confronting COVID-19: a special webcast with McGill health experts

    March 19, 2020 - 12 PM

    Dr. Marcel Behr, Co-Director, McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity (Mi4) and Interim Director of McGill Infectious Diseases Division

    Dr. Timothy Evans, Inaugural Director and Associate Dean of the School of Population and Global Health, Faculty of Medicine



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