About Us

On May 19, 2016, the Faculty of Medicine officially launched the School of Epidemiology and Public Health, the latest evolution of the distinguished, 50-year-old Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine. While the School is physically located at the Alta Vista Campus of the University of Ottawa, members are located across the Ottawa region and, in particular, within our affiliated teaching hospitals, research institutes and government agencies.

The School is interdisciplinary, comprising members with a wide variety of academic backgrounds and interests, and has also developed strong links with other groups, including the clinical epidemiology research programs and methods centres at hospital-based research institutes affiliated with the University, the Public Health Department of the City of Ottawa, the Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, Health Canada and the Local Health Integration Network. The interdisciplinary nature of the School and its ability to develop linkages have enabled it to achieve a high level of research intensity in many areas including descriptive and analytical epidemiology, and applied and clinical epidemiology.

Our mission

The mission of the School of Epidemiology and Public Health is to contribute to health promotion and disease prevention and control, through research and training in epidemiology and related disciplines, and by offering expertise and advice to people and agencies in other fields who need such support.

More information on the School is available on this website


Melissa Brouwers (Melissa.Brouwers@uottawa.ca)

Administrative Assistant to the Director: Valery L'Heureux (vlheureu@uottawa.ca)

Program Director: MSc & PhD Epidemiology

Ian Colman (epidir@uottawa.ca)

Education Officer: André Purdy (epidir@uottawa.ca)

Program Director: MPH

Monique Potvin-Kent

Education Officer: Marc Brigden (mphseph@uottawa.ca)

Program Director: PHRAM

Nick Birkett (nbirkett@uottawa.ca)

Please note for any questions relating to SEPH's graduate studies admissions or registration, please contact the Faculty of Medicine Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Office:
Email: grad.med@uottawa.ca
Telephone: 613-562-5215

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