David Butler-Jones

Public Health Agency, Canada 
Director 

Dr. David Butler-Jones is Canada's first chief  public health officer. He heads the Public Health Agency of Canada which provides leadership on the government's efforts to protect and promote the health and safety of Canadians. Before taking his current position, Dr. Butler-Jones was chief medical health officer and executive director of the Population Health and Primary Health Services Branches for the Province of Saskatchewan from 1995 to 2002.

Dr. Butler-Jones has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and has been involved as a researcher in a broad range of public health issues. He is a professor in the faculty of medicine at the University of Manitoba as well as a clinical professor with the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at the University of Saskatchewan's College of Medicine. 

Dr. Butler-Jones has served with a number of organizations, including as: president of the Canadian Public Health Association; vice president of the American Public Health Association; chair of the Canadian Roundtable on Health and Climate Change; international regent on the board of the American College of Preventive Medicine; member of the Governing Council for the Canadian Population Health Initiative; chair of the National Coalition on Enhancing Preventive Practices of Health Professionals; and co-chair of the Canadian Coalition for Public Health in the 21st Century.

David Butler Jones