Catherine Hankins

Catherine Hankins, MD, PhD, FRCPC, CM is Professor and Chair (Interim), Department of Global and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University; Senior Fellow, Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development, Department of Global Health, University of Amsterdam; and Honorary Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has authored over 250 peer-reviewed publications and reviewed for scientific journals and funding agencies in Canada, USA, Africa, and Europe. As UNAIDS’s first Chief Scientific Adviser, she led the scientific knowledge translation team, developing ethical and participatory HIV prevention trial conduct guidelines and convening mathematical modelling teams to support country implementation of proven biomedical HIV prevention modalities. She was the editor of UNAIDS’ popular science blog HIV This Week. Scientific Chair of the annual INTEREST conference in Africa from 2014 to 2020, Professor Hankins chaired the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership’s Scientific Advisory Committee (2017-2022) and the USA National Institutes of Health HIV Prevention Trials Network Scientific Advisory Group (2012-2021). She is a trustee of the HIV Research Trust, member of the International AIDS Society Industry Liaison Forum, and board member of AVAC. She co- Chaired Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (2020- 2023). She was named to the Order of Canada in 2013.

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