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Dr. Pascal Michel

Public Health Agency of Canada
Chief Science Officer
 Dr. Pascal Michel is the Chief Science Officer of the Public Health Agency of Canada.  In this role, he is mainly responsible for overseeing and leading excellence and innovation in Agency science as well as to provide corporate leadership on science-policy issues. Prior to his current responsibilities, Dr. Michel completed a doctoral degree in veterinary medicine (University of Montreal), a Master in Preventive Veterinary Medicine (University of California) and a Ph.D. in epidemiology (University of Guelph).  He joined the federal public service in 1997 as a senior epidemiologist and then directed the Public Health Risk Sciences division of the National Microbiology Laboratory before serving as a senior science advisor to the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Branch. Dr. Michel held various cross-appointments with the academia and developed a publications record as author and editor of many scientific communications along with strong collaborations across Canada and internationally.  In that regard, he cofounded a multi-sectoral research centre on zoonotic diseases and decision sciences, and built long lasting relationships at the United Nations in relation to the role of space technologies to improve global health outcomes.

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