Gregory W. Taylor

Chief Public Health Officer

Public Health Agency of Canada

Dr. Taylor obtained his MD from Dalhousie University in Halifax where he also completed a family medicine residency. After several years in active primary care in Ontario, he completed a fellowship in Community Medicine at the University of Ottawa and joined Health Canada’s Laboratory Centre for Disease Control. His initial responsibilities focused on cardiovascular disease and he has been involved with a wide range of Federal chronic disease activities.

He joined the Agency's Office of Public Health Practice in 2007, with primary responsibilities focused on building public health capacity in Canada, and a number of key leadership roles within the agency and in the Public Health Network. Dr. Taylor became the Deputy Chief Public Health Officer in 2012 directly supporting the Chief Public Health Officer and Associate Deputy Minister. Dr. Taylor before the Chief Public Health Officer in 2014 and has been PHAC’s acting Chief since 2013. He maintains his connection with the University of Ottawa as adjunct professor of Epidemiology and Community Medicine.