Scientific Advisory Board

Abdallah Daar (Canada/Tanzania/Oman)

Chair of Scientific Advisory Board
Senior Scientist, Sandra Rotman Centre Professor of Public Health Sciences and of Surgery, University of Toronto 

Jane Aubin (Canada)

Chief Scientific Officer/Vice President of Research, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Lorne Babiuk (Canada)

Vice-President, University of Alberta, Grand Challenge in Global Health Initiative Grantee

Sir John Bell (United Kingdom)

Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford

Michel G. Bergeron (Canada)

Professor, Founder and Director of the Centre de Recherche en Infectiologie (CRI) of Université Laval, Québec City

Zulfiqar Bhutta (Canada/Pakistan)

Co-director and research head of Global Child Health centre, SickKids Founding chair of the Division of Women and Child Health,and the Husein Laljee Dewraj Professor at The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

Cédric Bisson (Canada)

Partner, Teralys Capital

Jane Cardosa (Malaysia)

Former Director, Institute of Health and Community Medicine, Universiti Malaysia

Pamela Collins (United States)

Director of the Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health & the Office of Rural Mental Health Research at the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health

Christine Debouck (United States)

Former Sr. VP, Genetics Research, GlaxoSmithKline

Tim Draimin (Canada)

Executive Director of Social Innovation Generation

Paul Dufour (Canada)

Fellow, Institute for Science, Society and Policy at the University of Ottawa, and Principal, PaulicyWorks

Darrell Elliott (Canada)

Director and Investment Committee Chair of Discovery Parks and the Discovery Foundation

Nirmal K. Ganguly (India)

Past Director, Indian Council of Medical Research

Kiyoshi Kurokawa (Japan)

Former Science Advisor to the Cabinet of Japan

Charles Larson (Canada)

Director, Centre for International Child Health / Senior Associate Clinician Scientist, Child & Family Research Institute

Joy Lawn (United Kingdom)

Director of Maternal, Reproductive and Child Health Centre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Crick Lund (South Africa)

Director of the Alan J. Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health

Mwelecela Malecela (Tanzania)

Director General, National Institute for Medical Research, Tanzania

Julie McDowell (Canada)

President, TARIS Incorporated


Anita McGahan (Canada)

Associate Dean of Research, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Stephen McGurk (Canada)

Acting Vice-President Program and Partnership Branch, International Development Research Centre

Hassan Mshinda (Tanzania)

Director General of the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH)

Vikram Patel (India/United Kingdom)

Professor of International Mental Health and Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Frank Plummer (Canada)

Professor of Medicine and Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba

Gerhard Pries (Canada)

Founder, Managing Partner and CEO, Sarona Asset Management Inc. / Founding Director and Vice Chairman, MicroVest General Partner Holdings

Shekhar Saxena (Switzerland)

Director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at the World Health Organization

Jack Shonkoff (Canada)

Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital. Director, Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Kishor M. Wasan (Canada)

Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences /Distinguished University Scholar / Director, Neglected Global Diseases Initiative

Yongyuth Yuthavong (Thailand)

Former Minister of Science and Technology, Thailand