Prof Madhukar Pai, MD, PhD, FCAHS
Canada Research Chair in Epidemiology & Global Health
Associate Director, McGill International TB Centre
Dept of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
1020 Pine Ave West
Montreal, QC H3A 1A2, Canada
Madhukar Pai, MD, PhD, FCAHS
@paimadhu – email@example.com
Prof. Madhukar Pai, MD, PhD, FCAHS is a Canada Research Chair in Epidemiology & Global Health and the Associate Director of the McGill International TB Centre, at McGill University, Montreal.
Madhu Pai did his medical training and community medicine residency in Vellore, India. He completed his PhD in epidemiology at UC Berkeley, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the UCSF.
Madhu served as a Consultant to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for 8 years, was the Director of McGill University’s Global Health Programs from 2014 to 2020 and the Director of the McGill International TB Centre from 2018 to 2020. He has served on the STAG-TB and SAGE IVD committees of WHO, Geneva, and currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Committee of FIND, Geneva, the Access Advisory Committee of Global Alliance for TB Drug Development, New York, and on the Expert Group on Tuberculosis Prevention and Control of the Global Coalition Against Tuberculosis (GCAT) among others. He has previously served on the Coordinating Board of the Stop TB Partnership. Since 2019, he has been the Commissioner of the Lancet Commission on Diagnostics, and a member of the WHO Expert Advisory Group on the Governance of the Private Sector. He is on many editorial boards, including Lancet Infectious Diseases and PLoS Medicine.
Madhu’s research is mainly focused on improving the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis, especially in high-burden countries like India and South Africa. His research is supported by grant funding from the Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He has more than 300 peer-reviewed publications. He is a recipient of the Union Scientific Prize, Chanchlani Global Health Research Award, and Haile T. Debas Prize. He is a member of the Royal Society of Canada, and an elected Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.