Lawrence Elliott received his premedical university education at Queen’s University, and his medical school education at the University of Manitoba, graduating in 1985. He completed a Family Medicine Residency at Dalhousie University, then practiced Family Medicine in Northern Manitoba, Nunavut, the Yukon Territory, and the inner city of Winnipeg between 1987 and 1992. Having developed an interest in the underlying causes and prevention of illness, Dr. Elliott then completed the Community Medicine Residency Program and Master of Science in Community Health Sciences at The University of Manitoba, from 1992 to 1995. He went on to do a Fellowship in Applied Epidemiology with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 1995 to 1997. He then returned to Manitoba to practice Community Medicine and applied epidemiology with the Public Health Branch of Manitoba Health, and serve as the Program Director of the Community Medicine Residency Program at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Elliott has been a full-time member of the Faculty of Medicine since 2000, and was promoted to Associate Professor in the Departments of Community Health Sciences and Medical Microbiology in 2006. His teaching focuses on applied public health epidemiology, and the practice of Community Medicine. His research interests include the epidemiology and prevention of communicable diseases (primarily HIV, STI and tuberculosis), as well as the epidemiology of multiple sclerosis. Dr. Elliott was Acting Department Head from July 2007 to October 2008.