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The Future of Health: Dr. James Talbot
In his role as CMOH, Dr. James Talbot acts on behalf of the Minister of Health to monitor the health of Albertans and to make recommendations to the Minister and Alberta Health Services on measures to protect and promote the health of the public and to prevent disease and injury.
Dr. Talbot has a B.Sc. degree, PhD in biochemistry and an M.D. from the University of Toronto. He is a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons specialist in medical microbiology, for which he received additional training at the University of California in San Diego.
Dr. Talbot has most recently served as Medical Director for the Alberta Real-Time Surveillance Syndromic Surveillance Net, a surveillance system he helped create to monitor and act on emerging infections and injuries. He is also an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta.