Ross Upshur BA (Hons.), MA, MD, MSc, CCFP, FRCPC

Head of the Division of Clinical Public Health
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Scientific Director, Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation and
Associate Director of the Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute
Sinai Health System, Toronto

   Dr. Upshur’s research focuses on the intersection of primary care and public health. His current interests include managing complex chronic disease in aging adults, clinical measurement, the concept of evidence in health care, philosophy of medicine including medical epistemology and the integration of ethics and clinical reasoning, public health ethics, global health ethics, empirical approaches in bioethics, primary care research methods, time series applications in health services research, communicable disease and environmental epidemiology.

   He has held numerous peer reviewed grants. He has over 350 publications including more than 200 peer reviewed publications spanning these domains. He has served on ethics committees for the Public Health Agency of Canada, the World Health Organization and Doctors without Borders.

   In 2015, Dr. Upshur was named one of the Top 20 Pioneers in Family Medicine Research and Family Medicine Researcher of the Year, by the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Dr. Upshur is the former Director of the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics (2006-2011) and was Canada Research Chair in Primary Care Research (2005-2015).  He is a member of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada

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