Past Chair of CIHR’s Institute of Population and Public Health; expert advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca.
Ted Bruce served as Chair of CIHR’s Institute of Population and Public Health. He is a former Executive Director of Population Health for the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and an expert advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca.
If you asked Canadians why life expectancy in our country continues to rise -- now 79 years for men and 83 for women -- many might attribute the increase to advances in medicine, such as new pharmaceutical research and surgical interventions. Scientists working in labs, in other words. It's not so simple.