Toronto - Canada
Chair, Addiction Policy, University of Toronto Director, Social and Epidemiological Research Department, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Jürgen Rehm, PhD, focuses his research on policy-relevant aspects of substance use epidemiology. He has been leading the Comparative Risk Assessments for alcohol for the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries and Risk Factor studies, and for the World Health Organization over the last decade. Dr. Rehm has published more than 750 peer-reviewed articles and co-authored more than 10 monographs. For 2014 and 2015, he was identified by Thomson Reuters as Highly cited researcher, i.e. among the top 1% globally with respect to impact (as measured by citations) in his field. In addition, he has won numerous awards and prizes, including the Jellinek award for alcohol epidemiology. Dr. Rehm also heads the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in Toronto.