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Cara Tannenbaum

Health Canada
Departmental Science Advisor
Cara Tannenbaum is the Departmental Science Advisor to Health Canada, and Professor and Endowed Chair in the Faculties of Medicine and Pharmacy at the Université de Montréal. She also holds the position of Scientific Director of the Institute of Gender and Health at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). In these roles, she has leveraged years of scientific experience and expertise to provide domestic and international policy leadership on the integration of Sex- and Gender-based Analysis Plus into research. She drives forward new sex and gender policy requirements for other Canadian, provincial and international health research funding agencies and charities. In the face of the pandemic, Dr. Tannenbaum co-founded CanCOVID with the Office of the Chief Science Advisor and Canadian universities–  a novel crowdsourcing platform bringing together science and policy communities to collaborate, communicate, and coordinate research for COVID-19.