We help public health practitioners find, understand and use infectious disease research and evidence.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCAN 2014

The NCCID has set a course for the future based on the findings of its environmental scan, carried out in 2014.

The field of infectious diseases is constantly changing, so it’s critical that public health professionals have access to the best, most current expertise and evidence. At the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases, we specialize in forging connections between those who generate and those who use infectious disease public health knowledge. Working across disciplines, sectors and jurisdictions, NCCID is uniquely situated to facilitate the creation and operation of networks and partnerships. From policy to practice, we’re able to build bridges between those with infectious disease questions, those with answers, and those in a position to act on the evidence.

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NCCID is one of six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, each focusing on a different area of public health. Our host organization is the University of Manitoba.


Mission Statement

To protect the health of Canadians by facilitating the use of evidence and emerging research on infectious diseases to inform public health programs and policy.

NCCID aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Encourage the integration of evidence on infectious diseases into public health programs, policies, and practices.
  • Encourage collaborative responses by relevant stakeholders, including public health policy makers, practitioners, and researchers, to public health issues and needs in the area of infectious diseases.

Current areas of focus

NCCID focuses on practice and policy interventions for Canadian populations, particularly the underserved, in the following areas:

  • Prevention of HIV and STBBI
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Influenza and Influenza-like Illness (ILI)
  • Emerging infectious diseases

Stakeholders

The NCCs primary audience includes, but is not limited to, public health practitioners, researchers and policy makers.  More specifically, NCCID stakeholders include:

  • Chief Medical Officers of Health
  • Medical Officers of Health
  • Public Health Nurses
  • Provincial Epidemiologists
  • Communicable Disease Control Unit Directors
  • Public Health Inspectors
  • Public Health Program Managers
  • Public Health Policy Advisors
  • AIDS Service Organizations
  • Public Health Agency
  • NCCs
  • Students
  • Researchers

NCCID Advisory Board

Dr. David Patrick (Chair),
Director and Professor, UBC, School of Population and Public Health

Dr. Sevgi Aral,
Associate Director, CDC, Science Division of STD Prevention

Dr. Eilish Cleary,
Public Health Physician

Ms. Joanne Cook,
Director, Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada

Dr. Matthew Gilmour
Scientific Director General, National Public Health Laboratories,
National Microbiology Laboratory

Dr. Margo Greenwood,
Academic Lead, NCC for Aboriginal Health

Dr. James Irvine,
Medical Health Officer, Northern Saskatchewan

Dr. Digvir S. Jayas
Vice-President (Research and International), University of Manitoba

Dr. Noni MacDonald,
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University

Ms. Kathy MacLeod,
Home Community Care Nurse Manager, Pauingassi Little Grand Rapids First Nations

Dr. Leah Seaman,
Medical Health Officer, Beaufort-Delta Health/Social Services Authority, Inuvik

Dr. Craig Stephen,
Director and President, Centre for Coastal Health

Dr. Barbara Yaffe,
Director, Communicable Disease Control, Toronto Public Health


NCCID Staff

Dr. Yoav Keynan, Scientific Lead
204.480.1317 | email

Dr. Marissa Becker, Scientific Lead
204.272.3151 | email

Margaret Haworth-Brockman, M.Sc., Senior Program Manager
204.318.2584 | email

Geneviève Boily-Larouche, PhD, Senior Project Manager
204.318.2590 | email

Harpa Isfeld-Kiely, M.A., Senior Project Manager
204.318.2580 | email

Shivoan Balakumar, B.Sc., Project Manager
204.318.2581 | email

Zeeshan Qadar, M.Sc., BPharm, Project Manager
204.318.2582 | email

Rick Harp, B.A. (Hons), Communications Manager
204.318.2583 | email

Wing Huen, Administrative Assistant
204.318.2591 | email