Professor John Frank
Scottish Collaboration for Public Health and Research Policy
John Frank is the Director of the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health and Research Policy (SCPHRP). He took up this role in 2008. John trained in Medicine and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, in Family Medicine at McMaster University, and in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. From 1983 until 1991 he was Professor at the University of Toronto, in the Department of Public Health Sciences. He was the founding Director of Research at the Institute for Work & Health in Toronto from 1991 to 1997. In 2000, he was appointed inaugural Scientific Director of the Institute of Population and Public Health at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He holds a chair in public health at the University of Edinburgh in Public Health Research and Policy. In 2013 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh for his contributions. His broad research and professional interests concern the determinants of population and individual health status, and especially the causes, remediation and prevention of socio-economic gradients in health.