University of Calgary

James A. Dickinson

  • Professor - Medicine
  • Full Time Faculty


Dr James Dickinson graduated in medicine in Queensland and trained in Family  Medicine and Epidemiology at McMaster and McGill Universities, then wrote his PhD at Newcastle (NSW) He worked in the Department of Health in Canberra, then as a Professor of Family Medicine in Western Australia and Chinese University of Hong Kong. He returned to Canada to the Department of Family Medicine in 2002. He was a founding member of the re-formed Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care from 2009 to 2016.

His teaching and research interests are in prevention, especially screening for disease, mainly in cancer, and in what Family physicians do in their practice: diagnosis, investigation, prescribing. He runs the Alberta community Influenza Surveillance program (Tarrant). He is also involved in changing health policy to accord with science.

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Curriculum Vitae

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