James Blanchard, MD, MPH, PhD

Director, Centre for Global Public Health
University of Manitoba
Centre for Global Public Health, Department of Community Health Sciences
R070 Medical Rehabilitation Building, 771 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB
Canada R3E 0T6

Biographical Sketch:
Dr. Blanchard is an epidemiologist and public health specialist focusing on global health. He received an MD from the University of Manitoba and an MPH and PhD in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University. His research focuses on how the characteristics of individuals, communities and large populations contribute to the local and global distribution of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Over the past fifteen years he has also provided leadership to the design and implementation of large public health programs related to HIV/AIDS and maternal, neonatal and child health in India, other Asian countries and Africa. He is actively engaged with policy makers and public health leaders to translate scientific knowledge and approaches to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of public health programs, with an emphasis on improving the health of disadvantaged populations.