James Blanchard, MD, MPH, PhD
Professor of Community Health Services and Medical Microbiology
Director of the Centre for Global Public Health
University of Manitoba
Location: Harborview Research and Training (R&T) Building Auditorium
Dr. Blanchard is a Professor in the Departments of Community Health Services and Medical Microbiology; and Director of the Centre for Global Public Health, University of Manitoba, Canada. Blanchard's research aims to better understand the underlying determinants of epidemics, and ultimately develop effective public health strategies to better allocate health services, and reduce disease spread. 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. Dr. Blanchard is one of the authors of the Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition, led by the UW Department of Global Health. The lecture will be followed by a networking reception.