Professor - holder of the Distinguished Research Chair in Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Control and Canada Research Chair in Human Genome Epidemiology
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Work E-mail: jlittle@uOttawa.ca
Distinguished Research Chair in Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Control
Canada Research Chair in Human Genome Epidemiology
Faculty of Medicine
Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine
Dr. Little’s expertise and experience lies in epidemiology in multi-disciplinary contexts, including maternal and child health, cancer epidemiology and prevention, nutrition, public health genetics and evidence synthesis (he is Secretary of the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology).
He has been a Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health (Director 2006-2016) at the University of Ottawa since 2004, and holds a Canada Research Chair in Human Genome Epidemiology. His PhD, from Aberdeen University, was on problems of ascertainment of congenital anomalies. Subsequently, he worked for the EUROCAT Central Registry in Brussels (Belgium), as a lecturer in epidemiology in Nottingham University, as an epidemiologist in the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, and as Professor of Epidemiology at Aberdeen University, during which he spent a sabbatical year (2002-3) at the Office of Genomics and Disease Prevention, CDC, Atlanta. He is also a Visiting Professor in the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine (China) and the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Specialist Surgery, University of Ferrara (Italy).