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Brian H. Rowe

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Brian H. Rowe, MD, MSc, CCFP(EM), FCCP, FCAHS
Ex-officio member, CIHR/ICRH Representative

Dr. Brian Rowe is the new Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health. He is a professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He holds a Tier I Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Evidence-based Emergency Medicine (2011-2018) after a 10-year term as a Tier II CRC in Emergency Airway Diseases (2001-2011). He previously co-directed the University of Alberta's Evidence-Based Practice Centre (2002-2014), is co-editor of the Cochrane Airways Group, and the editor of the textbook Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Rowe was the Associate Dean (Clinical Research) at the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta from 2010-2014 and is the Scientific Director of the Emergency Strategic Clinical Network at Alberta Health Services. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and has authored over 440 peer-reviewed publications and 30 book chapters. 

Dr. Rowe earned his BA in biology from Queen's University, where he captained the Golden Gael's intercollegiate soccer team. His MD is from the University of Ottawa and his MSc in clinical epidemiology is from McMaster University where he was mentored by Drs. Andrew Oxman, Paul O'Byrne, Gordon Guyatt, and Charlie Goldsmith. He continues to practice clinical emergency medicine at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton. Dr. Rowe has been married to Katharyn Webb for 25 years and has two adult sons.