Brenda Wilson, MD
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Dr. Wilson trained as a physician in the U.K. with residencies in internal medicine and public health. She held faculty positions at the universities of Aberdeen and Ottawa before joining Memorial University in 2018, where she is responsible for providing academic leadership in education and research related to population and applied health research and professional public health practice, and supporting the institution’s social accountability mandate. 

Dr. Wilson’s primary research interests are the population and health system implications of emerging genomic technologies, with the goal of generating credible evidence to inform real-world policy and practice, and support personal decision making by patients and consumers. She has participated in many Canadian federal and provincial bodies concerned with policy aspects of genetics specifically, public health and disease prevention more generally, and health ethics and the responsible conduct of research. She is a voting member of the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care.