Science Table Profile

John Lavis


Professor, Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact, McMaster University

John Lavis holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Evidence-Informed Health Systems. He is the Director of the McMaster Health Forum, Co-Lead of Rapid-Improvement Support and Exchange (RISE), Co-Lead of the COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision-making (COVID-END), Co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Evidence-Informed Policy, Professor in the Department of Health Evidence and Impact at McMaster University, and Adjunct Professor at the Africa Centre for Evidence at the University of Johannesburg. John supports policymakers and stakeholders to harness research evidence, citizen values and stakeholder insights to strengthen health and social systems and get the right programs, services and products to the people who need them. He holds an MD from Queen’s University, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a PhD (in Health Policy) from Harvard University.

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McMaster Health Forum
Declaration(s) of Interest:
2020-07-22 (PDF)