David Buckeridge is Associate Professor at the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University. He holds a M.D. from Queen’s University, a M.Sc. in Epidemiology from the University of Toronto, a Ph.D. in Biomedical informatics from Stanford University. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada with specialty training in Public Health and Preventive Medicine. He is a medical consultant for the Institut National de la Santé Publique du Québec and the Institut National d’Excellence en Santé et en Services Sociaux du Québec. David Buckeridge also chairs the CIHR Institute Advisory on Health Promotion and Prevention.
For his research, he uses methods from biomedical informatics, computer science, epidemiology, biostatistics, and behavioral science to develop and evaluate the impact of software technologies that use Big Data to monitor population health and health systems, and to feedback information to guide the actions of consumers, health professionals, and decision makers. Previous and ongoing work includes the development of statistical methods for outbreak detection and the use of simulation modeling to evaluate surveillance systems.
In his clinical and knowledge translations activities, he advises governments in Canada and internationally regarding the implementation and effective use of evidence-based software technologies for health monitoring. Through this work, he has developed and implemented innovative software systems in Montreal and for the province of Quebec and has helped the Public Health Agency of Canada to define and evaluate their surveillance mandate. He has also contributed to the development of nationwide surveillance systems by the US and the Chinese Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and advised the European CDC on how to effectively use new technologies for health monitoring.
Biosurveillance, public health, medical informatics
In the media
September 24, 2020 Radio-Canada, par Mélanie Meloche-Holubowski
September 23, 2020 The Canadian Press, republished by CTV News
David Buckeridge, Mathieu Maheu-Giroux
September 23, 2020 Radio-Canada, by Mélanie Meloche-Holubowski
August 25, 2020 CBC, by Colin Harris
Jacques Bélair is Full Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Université de Montréal, which he joined in 1983 as an Assistant Research Professor. He had previously obtained a PhD in applied mathematics from Cornell University (supervisor: Philip J Holmes) and worked as an NSERC postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physiology at McGill University (supervisor: Leon Glass). He has served as deputy director of the CRM and was also vice-dean of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies; he was President of the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Society (CAIMS) from 2009 to 2011. In 2019, he co-chaired the Organizing Committee of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB).
His research concerns mathematical modelling of dynamic regulatory processes in biology. In the past, he has been interested in various aspects of cardiac arrhythmias and motor control. He is currently studying the control of blood cell production (hematopoiesis) and associated pharmaceutical interventions, and the propagation of infectious diseases in general, and COVID-19 in particular. He is researcher affiliated with the Centre for Disease Modelling (CDM) based at York University and the Centre for Applied Mathematics in Bioscience and Medicine (CAMBAM) of McGill University.
In the media
March 21, 2021 Ici Radio-Canada Première
May 28, 2020 Québec Science
April 26, 2020 Radio-Canada, by Guillaume Piedboeuf
January 1, 2016 Mathematical Biosciences, Science Direct
Jacques Bélair, Ahmed Abdelrazec, Chunhua Shan, Huaiping Zhu
December 14, 2014 Université de Montréal, Papyrus
Jacques Bélair, Fidèle Niyukuri