Prof. Peter A. SINGER


Professor Peter A. Singer is Professor of Medicine, Sun Life Financial Chair in Bioethics and Director at the McLaughlin- Rotman Centre for Global Health, University Health Network and University of Toronto. Singer’s research is on life sciences and the developing world – how technologies make the transition from “lab to village”. In 2007, Singer was awarded the Michael Smith Prize by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research as Canada’s Health Research of the Year in Population Health and Health Services. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and the US Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. He has published over 270 research articles, received over $50 million in research grants, and trained over 70 students. Singer is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges for Global Health Initiative, and has advised the UN Secretary General’s Office, the Government of Canada, several African Governments, and Pepsico Inc on issues related to global health. He studied internal medicine at University of Toronto, medical ethics at University of Chicago, public health at Yale University, and management at Harvard Business School.  He is a former chairman of Branksome Hall School.

M.D. 1984 University of Toronto   Internal Medicine
M.P.H. 1990 Yale University Clinical Epidemiology
Advanced Management Program Certificate   2006   Harvard Business School


Professional Appointments:
Sun Life Financial Chair in Bioethics, University of Toronto (1997-)
Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto (1999-)
Director, McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health (2008-)

Science Academies:
Fellow of TWAS ,The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, (2009-)
Foreign Associate, Institute of Medicine, US National Academies (2008-)
Fellow of the Royal Society (Canada) (2007-)
Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (2006-)



Professional Societies:
Fellow, The Hastings Centre (2007-)
Associate Senior Fellow, Massey College (2004-)
Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Grand Challenges in Global Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (2003-)


Awards and Honours:
Michael Smith Prize in Health Research ‘Canada’s Health Researcher of the Year’ in Population Health and Health Services– Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2007)
Michael Smith Prize in Health Research: Finalist (2006-)
Department of Medicine Research Award, University of Toronto (2006)