Profiles in epidemiology: Larry Svenson

Dr. Larry Svenson is a Canadian epidemiologist who has effectively merged academic and government roles. Born October 26, 1964, in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada, Svenson graduated with a bachelor of science degree from the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) in 1988 after majoring in psychology and minoring in statistics.

Svenson began his career as a research assistant in 1991 with the Alberta Ministry of Health. Realizing the opportunities for applied research to directly inform policy, he advanced in government while participating in collaborative research, coauthoring more than 140 publications before receiving his PhD from Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, England, in 2015.

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Kirwin E, Simmonds MK, MacDonald SE

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