ABOUT THE AUTHORS
This report was developed by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Health at
the request of the Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada. This five-person committee iscomprised of internationally recognized experts, two of whom are Veterans. They are:
Dr. Claire Infante-Rivard,
Dr. Claire Infante-Rivard is a professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatisticsand Occupational Health at McGill University. She has also authored close to 200articles in peer-reviewed publications. Her main research interests have been inenvironmental health and genetic determinants of cancer in children and of adversepregnancy outcomes. Occupational health has also been an area of research. Her research activities have been funded
by many of Canada’s major national and provincial
health research agencies. She has been a reviewer on research grant panels inCanada, the United States, England, France and New Zealand and is a regular reviewer of scientific articles in major impact journals. She is involved in an international researchconsortium in childhood leukemia. Dr. Infante-Rivard graduated from medical school atthe Université de Montréal, obtained her Master of Public Health in Health Administration at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and completed her PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McGill University.
Colonel (ret’d) Kurt Kroenke,
Dr. Kurt Kroenke is a Chancellor’s Professor of Medicine at Indiana University, a doctor
at the Roudebush VA Medical Center, and a research scientist at the Regenstrief Institute and the VA Center of Excellence for Implementing Evidence-Based Practice inIndianapolis, Indiana. He also served 20 years in the United States Army MedicalCorps. Dr. Kroenke has a long-standing interest in the assessment and management of physical and psychological symptoms, including pain, depression and anxiety, and hasled numerous clinical trials in these fields. During his career, Dr. Kroenke has beenposted throughout the United States, including nine years at the Walter Reed ArmyMedical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Kroenke received his medical degree from theWashington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.
General (ret’d) Pierre Morisset, CMM, CD, MD, MHA
(Chairman of theCommittee)
Dr. Pierre Morisset is a former Surgeon General who began his military career with theRoyal Canadian Air Force in 1961 as a pilot. He subsequently obtained his M.D fromthe University of Ottawa and then served as a full-time medical officer in the CanadianForces employed mostly in primary care and aviation medicine. He later obtained a
Master’s degree in Health Administration, after which he was given ever
-increasingresponsibilities in the areas of medical training, operations and research, including aposting abroad as Command Surgeon for the Canadian Forces in Europe. He wasappointed Surgeon General in 1992. Following his retirement, MGen Morisset worked in