Brett Thombs

Position: Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, McGIll University

Dr. Thombs is Professor, McGill University and Senior Investigator, Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, Quebec. He conducts research on strategies to improve quality of life among people living with the rare autoimmune disease scleroderma, on the identification and management of depression, and on improving research conduct and reporting. He directs the Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN), which maintains an ongoing cohort of people with scleroderma from 50 sites in 7 countries and conducts embedded trials of patient-centered programs, and the DEPRESSD Project, a large international collaboration that conducts individual participant data meta-analyses of depression screening tool accuracy. Dr. Thombs is the Chair of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, a Member of the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, and a Fonds de recherche Santé – Québec Distinguished Research Scholar.