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Martin Schechter

Martin Schechter


Chief Scientific Officer, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research

Co-Director, Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health

Tier I Canada Research Chair, HIV/AIDS and Urban Population Health



295 – 2206 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3


Martin Schechter is Professor in and was the Founding Director of the School of Population and Public Health at the UBC.

He was trained in mathematics (PhD), medicine (MD) and epidemiology (MSc), and combines interests in clinical epidemiology/clinical trials and with HIV and addiction research. Dr. Schechter now serves as Chief Scientific Officer of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and as Co-Director of the UBC Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health.

– 390+ peer-reviewed publications
– $102 million in grants as PI including a $7.275m CIHR Foundation Grant in 2016
– Order of British Columbia
– tier I Canada Research Chair in HIV/AIDS and Population Health
– Science Council of British Columbia Gold Medal
– U.S. Norman E. Zinberg Award for Achievement in Medicine
– George Elliot Award for Lifetime Contributions to Public Health in BC
– Royal Society of Canada
– Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Below are articles related to his research.