McMaster HealthLabs adds public health advisor

Dr. Jack Gauldie, Chair of the Board of MHL, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Vivek Goel to the new position of Public Health Advisor.

Dr. Goel is the former CEO of Public Health Ontario, and most recently was the Vice President of Research and Innovation at the University of Toronto. He also sits on the National Immunity Task Force sponsored by Health Canada and is the COVID-19 Data Champion for the Public Health Agency of Canada.

In his new role, Dr. Goel will advise MHL regarding emerging policies and procedures, assist with research, provide input on evolving trends in national and international research, and provide advice about how MHL can best support vaccine trials. Dr. Goel will also assist MHL in evaluating and researching new non-PCR testing regimes for surveillance purposes.