• Portrait of Alan Katz
  • Professor 

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Community Health Sciences and Family Medicine
    Manitoba Centre for Health Policy
    Room 408 -727 McDermot Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 

    Phone: 204-789-3442


Department of Family Medicine, Max Rady College of Medicine

Research interests

  • Administrative data use in population health research
  • Indigenous health
  • Primary care service delivery

Research affiliations

Senior Research Scientist, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP)

Research groups

  • International Population Data Research Network
  • Health Research Data Network Canada
  • Specialized Services for Children and Youth (SSCY) Research and Evaluation Committee

Research summary

Dr. Katz’s research explores the use of population based administrative health and social data in understanding the provision, quality and responsiveness of primary care in Manitoba.


Dr. Alan Katz is a senior researcher at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and professor in the departments of community health sciences and family medicine. He received his medical training at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

He is the previous director of MCHP and  past chair of the Health Research Ethics Board in the Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.

His research interests are focused on primary care delivery, including quality of care indicators, knowledge translation and disease prevention. He is the principle investigator or co-investigator on grants totalling more than $10 million.


Bachelor of Science, University of Cape Town

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Cape Town

Master of Science, University of Manitoba



  • Article of the Year Award: "Interventions aimed at reducing poverty for primary prevention of mental illness: A scoping review (2019)"


  • Distinguished Poster Award: Schultz A, Halas G, Hurl K, Rothney J, Wener P, Enns J, Holmqvist M, Katz A. 'A Critical Review of Effectiveness and Tobacco Dependence Treatment Interventions: A scoping review study'. Presented at CFPC Family Medicine Forum, November 13, 2016. Colorado Springs, CO.

  • Distinguished Paper Award: Katz A, Chateau D, Taylor C, Valdivia J, McCulloch S. 'Measuring the social determinants of health with linked administrative data'. Presented at The College of Family Physicians of Canada, Family Medicine Innovations in Research and Education Day, Family Medicine Forum, November 9, 2016, Vancouver, BC.

  • Manitoba College of Family Physicians Award of Excellence


  • President’s Award, Northern American Primary Care Research Group

2013 - 2018:

  • Manitoba Health Research Council/Heart and Stroke Foundation Primary Prevention Research Chair


  • Best Research Award: "Global perspectives on chronic disease prevention and management: Second International Conference"

2006 - 2009:

  • MMSF Clinical Research Professorship in Population Medicine, Three-year award ($50,000/year) by the Manitoba Medical Services Foundation


  • FCFP - Fellowship College of Family Physicians of Canada

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Contact us

Community Health Sciences
Max Rady College of Medicine
Room S113 - 750 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W3 Canada