Dr. Steven Taylor Appointed to the Government of Canada’s Expert Panel on COVID-19

 

UBC Psychiatry Professor Dr. Steven Taylor has been appointed to the Government of Canada’s Expert Panel on COVID-19 as an advisor on risk and behavioural sciences. This expert panel will advise the Chief Science Advisor of Canada (CSA) on the latest scientific developments relevant to COVID-19, and this information will assist the CSA in providing current and cross-disciplinary advice to the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister.

Additionally, Dr. Taylor and his colleagues have just received a two-year CIHR grant for their study of the role of psychological factors in the spreading of disease, discrimination, and distress in the current COVID-19 pandemic.