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Dr. Kiffer Card

Scientific Advisory Board Chair

Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Health Sciences

Dr. Kiffer G. Card is a social and behavioural epidemiologist with the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria. He also holds an appointment as an Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. Dr. Card’s research focuses on the social dimensions of health with an emphasis on understanding the roles that health inequity and social marginalization play in shaping healthcare utilization, health-related knowledge, and stigmatized behaviour. Further, Dr. Card is the recipient of the 2020 CIHR-IHSPR Rising Star Award, along with several prestigious postdoctoral awards. Over the past six years, his work on substance use, sexual behaviour, and social connection has been supported by more than $15 million dollars in funding and resulted in nearly 70 publications and over 90 academic conference presentations. As a rising star in social and behavioural epidemiology, Dr. Card’s research program provides training to future scholars and raises awareness of key social reforms and policies that aim to help Canadian leaders build happier and healthier communities.