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Janet Hatcher Roberts

Janet Hatcher Roberts

Janet Hatcher Roberts
Co-Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Knowledge Translation and Health Technology Assessment in Health Equity
Bruyère Research Institute
85 Primrose Avenue
Office 302
Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 6M1


Janet Hatcher Roberts has had extensive experience in the areas of international public health policy, health systems strengthening capacity building and research. She has recently taken the position as the Director of the Migration Health Department with the International Organization. Her past positions were as Executive Director of the Canadian Society for International Health where she was directly involved in the design and implementation of projects since she began her tenure in 1997. In addition, Janet was Co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre at the University of Ottawa, Assistant Professor at the University in the Faculty of Medicine and affiliate Scientist at the Institute for Population Health at the University of Ottawa. In this capacity she was responsible for the design and management of health technology assessment projects, as well as teaching international health and development at the graduate level.

Over the past two decades, Ms. Hatcher Roberts has been involved in the design, monitoring and evaluation of international health and development and gender health and development projects and programs at IDRC, CIDA and Health Canada. She also brings technical expertise, including approaches to strengthening district health systems, women’s health, and public health and development.

In her volunteer time, Janet was the Chair of the Board for Action Canada for Population Development and is a Past Treasurer, and now member at large of the board for the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research.

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