Professor, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Canada Research Chair in Human Genome Epidemiology
Julian Little holds a Canada Research Chair in Human Genome Epidemiology, and is a Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa. His PhD, from Aberdeen University, was on problems of ascertainment of congenital anomalies. Subsequently, he worked for the EUROCAT Central Registry in Brussels (Belgium), as a lecturer in epidemiology in Nottingham University, as an epidemiologist in the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, and as Professor of Epidemiology at Aberdeen University, during which he spent a sabbatical year at the Office of Genomics and Disease Prevention, CDC, Atlanta.
Dr. Little’s expertise and experience lies in epidemiology in multi-disciplinary contexts, including maternal and child health, oncology, gastroenterology, gynecology, nutrition, genetics and social sciences. He has experience of health systems and universities in the UK, Belgium, France, the US and Canada, as well as work in an international organization (IARC).
Dr. Little was director of the School of Epidemiology and Public Health (formerly Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine) in the University of Ottawa from July 2006-August 2016. He was on academic leave in the Clinical Research Unit, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai, from September – December 2016. Since then, he has been on academic leave in Department of Biomedical and Specialty Surgical Sciences, Section of Medical Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Genetics, University of Ferrara, Italy.