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Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University

Jay S. Kaufman obtained a doctorate in epidemiologic science from the University of Michigan in 1995. After a post-doctoral position at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine (Chicago, IL) from 1995-1997, he was Medical Epidemiologist at Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte, NC) from 1997 to 1999. From 1999 through 2008 he held a positions as Assistant and Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health at Chapel Hill and as Faculty Fellow of the Carolina Population Center. In 2009 he began his current position as Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University (Montreal, Quebec), where he also held a Canada Research Chair in Health Disparities (2010-2017). He is also currently appointed as Visiting Professor in the School of Public Health of the University of Chile, and holds adjunct positions at schools of public health in North Carolina and Michigan. Dr. Kaufman's work focuses on social epidemiology, analytic methodology, causal inference and on a variety of health outcomes including perinatal outcomes and cardiovascular, psychiatric and infectious diseases. He is an editor at the journal “Epidemiology” and with J. Michael Oakes he is the co-editor of the textbook “Methods in Social Epidemiology” (2nd Edition, 2017). In 2020-2021 he served as President of the Society for Epidemiologic Research.


  • 2009–present
    Professor, McGill University