Dr. Steven M. Jones
Associate Provost, Health
Dr. Steven M. Jones is a distinguished health management expert, administrator and research scientist with extensive international experience working in places as diverse as Sierra Leone and Saudi Arabia to China and the United Kingdom. He has worked on health projects with the World Health Organization and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development and has also filled major public health security roles.
Jones served as acting director of bioterrorism and public health emergency response for the Public Health Agency of Canada, working with the RCMP and the Canadian Forces to manage biological security operations for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Vancouver and the G8 and G20 summits in Ontario.
He was a principal investigator on nine major multi-million-dollar research projects from 2001 to 2013, exploring SARS, Ebola, Marburg, Lassa Fever Hantavirus and a variety of biothreat agents, and was previously interim manager of Canada’s only Level 4 micro-biological laboratory. While at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, Jones and two colleagues developed what is now known as VSV-EBOV, a vaccine recently deployed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to combat Ebola.
In addition to his roles at the University of Saskatchewan, Jones is the current board president of the Saskatchewan Public Health Association, chief executive officer of Cognoveritas Consulting Inc., and senior advisor to McKinsey & Company global management consulting firm.
Health Science Deans Committee
The deans provide administrative leadership for USask Health Sciences educational programming and research.
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