Full Time Faculty


Salah Mahmud, MD MSc PhD FRCP(c)

  • Canada Research Chair in Pharmacoepidemiology and Vaccine Evaluation
  • Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences-University of Manitoba
  • Associate Professor of Pharmacy - University of Manitoba
  • Director- Vaccine and Drug Evaluation Centre (University of Manitoba)
  • Director- Clinical Trials Platform - The George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation.
  • Medical Officer of Health- Manitoba Health Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
  • Research Coordinator - Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program (University of Manitoba)
  • Epidemiologist - CancerCare Manitoba

Research areas of interest:

  • Pharmacoepidemiology: with a particular emphasis on cancer chemoprevention (the use of pharmaceuticals to prevent or reverse carcinogenic progression to invasive cancer)
  • Cancer epidemiology: with a particular emphasis on the role of infections and inflammation in cancer development and progression.
  • Evaluating the safety and effectiveness of commonly used vaccines including the influenza and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines.
  • Practical applications of pharmacoepidemiology (e.g., post-marketing surveillance for drug and vaccine adverse events).
  • Mathematical modeling of infectious diseases.

    Research expertise:

  • Design and analysis of longitudinal and repeated-measurement studies
  • Biostatistics
  • Meta-analysis
  • Mathematical modeling of infectious diseases
  • Computer programming: developing statistical analysis tools (e.g. http://www.epidata.dk/) for use by epidemiologists and public health practitioners.

Current funding:

  • Principal investigator on 15 grants (see grants and publications list).  

    Dr. S. Mahmud  is accepting students for the following programs, please email all required information to VDEC@umanitoba.ca

MSc: Yes

PhD: Yes

Clinical Investigator Program: Yes

Post-doctoral fellowship: Yes

In your email please include:

  • CV
  • Highlight of how your research and work experience have prepared you for graduate studies
  • Brief summary of your research interests and a statement of how they match my own
  • Highlight of one or two publications you are particularly proud of


Mahmud, Salaheddin

Rank: Associate Professor
Credentials: MD, MSc, CCFP, PhD, FRCPC
Phone: (204) 272-3139
Email: Salah.Mahmud@umanitoba.ca

Canadian Cancer Society Manitoba 2014

Preventing cancer: Research into the use of common medicines might help

Grants and Publications:


  • Aubie Angel Young Investigator Award in Clinical Research (2014)
  • Canada Research Chair in Pharmaco-epidemiology and Vaccine Evaluation (2012)
  • Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Junior Investigator of the Canadian Cancer Society (2011)
  • Canada's Governor General's Gold Medal (2010)
  • Distinguished (PhD) Dissertation Award (2010)
  • The Mona and Allen Copp Award (2006)
  • The CUOG-LILLY Bladder Cancer Research Award (2004)