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Fred Burge MD, FCFP MSc

Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University

Fred Burge is a Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie University in Halifax. His research interests lie in health services research in Primary Healthcare (PHC). At the moment, he leads a large provincial mortality follow back study to examine unmet healthcare needs of the dying.

He is one of three co-leads on the CIHR funded PHC Innovation team known as “TRANSFORM”, a five year project focusing on the science of performance measurement in PHC.  Other areas of interest are in improving primary care including chronic disease management through the application of research evidence in this setting and developing tools and strategies to improve that care.

He is committed to strengthening Primary Healthcare research in Canada by being a founding co-investigator on the team of "TUTOR-PHC" the first CIHR funded interdisciplinary training centre for Primary Healthcare research, co-chair of the Canadian Working Group on Primary Healthcare Improvement, co-PI of CoR-PHC, a new interfaculty collaborative PHC research initiative at Dalhousie University and a member of the Board of the North American Primary Care Research Group.