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  Dr. Allan Best - Translating Health Research into Practice  
(Seminar/Conference)

Dr. Allan Best is Senior Scientist in the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, and Director of the Community Partnerships for Health Research program in the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. Dr. Best earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Waterloo, in 1973. In addition to his Senior Scientist position, he is Clinical Professor in the Department of Health Care and Epidemiology at the University of British Columbia, and Associate in the Centre for Health Promotion Research. He is also Consulting Professor of Health Studies at the University of Waterloo, and a member of the Professional Staff, BC Cancer Agency. Allan's academic, research and corporate consulting activities have earned him a reputation as a world leader in health promotion and organizational health. He served as the founding Chair of the Department of Health Studies at the University of Waterloo, the world's first interdisciplinary department inte grating the biological and behavioural sciences to study health promotion. He has been elected Fellow for outstanding research contribution by the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, Canadian Psychological Association, Society of Behavioral Medicine, American Psychological Association, and American Academy for Health Behavior. Allan was awarded the 1996 O. Harold Warwick prize by the National Cancer Institute of Canada for outstanding contributions to cancer control, following his term as an inaugural member of the National Cancer Institute of Canada's Advisory Committee on Cancer Control, 1988-1994. He is the Past President of the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research. Dr. Best currently leads initiatives that focus on prevention strategies for chronic disease, evidence-based decision-making by local health authorities, and systems approaches to promoting knowledge exchange in the research to policy and practice cycle.


Location: Fralin Auditorium
Contact: Paul Estabrooks
231-6198
   
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