Peter Singer


Professor Peter A. Singer is CEO of Grand Challenges Canada, Professor of Medicine, Sun Life Financial Chair in Bioethics, and Director at the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, University Health Network and University of Toronto.Professor Singer’s research is on life sciences and the developing world – how technologies make the transition from “lab to village”. In 2007, he received the Michael Smith Prize as Canada’s Health Researcher of the Year in Population Health and Health Services. He is the Foreign Secretary of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the U.S. Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, and The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World. He has published over 280 research articles, received over $50 million in research grants, and trained over 70 students. Professor Singer is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges for Global Health Initiative, and has advised the UN Secretary General’s Office, the Government of Canada, several African governments, and Pepsico Inc. on issues related to global health. He studied internal medicine at University of Toronto, medical ethics at University of Chicago, public health at Yale University, and management at Harvard Business School. He is a former chairman of Branksome Hall School for Girls in Toronto.

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