• Portrait of Jared Bullard.
  • Associate professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Pediatrics and Child Health
    Cadham Provincial Laboratory
    750 William Avenue
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 3Y1

    Phone: 204-945-1306  
    Fax: 204-786-4770

Cross appointments

Holds cross appointments with:

Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Research achievements

Research summary

Dr. Bullard has produced seminal and internationally recognized research defining SARS-CoV-2 infectivity from diagnostic samples including in the pediatric population. This has been used by the WHO, US CDC and UK public health as evidence to guide isolation procedures for patients with COVID-19. Dr. Bullard has also taken the local Manitoba experiences with syphilis to guide syphilis diagnostics and approaches to congenital syphilis at the national level. He continues to work as the provincial representative for CPARG.

Research themes

  • Congenital syphilis
  • HIV and STBBI perinatal transmission prevention
  • Pediatric COVID-19
  • SARS-CoV-2 infectivity
  • SARS-CoV-2 molecular testing
  • Syphilis diagnostics


  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Pediatric COVID-19
  • Congenital syphilis
  • Syphilis diagnostics
  • HIV and STBBI perinatal transmission prevention


Dr. Jared Bullard was born in Nassau, Bahamas and moved to Winnipeg with his family when he was quite young.

After completing a BSc (4 years) from the University of Winnipeg in biochemistry and molecular biology, he had six months to travel before returning to start a MSc with the HIV Immunology group at the University of Manitoba. That same year he was accepted to the Faculty of Medicine.

He completed a BSc (Medicine) in HIV Immunology during Medical School.

After receiving his MD, Dr. Bullard remained in Manitoba completing specialties in pediatrics, infectious diseases, and medical microbiology.

He is currently the section head and consultant for pediatric infectious diseases at the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital and serves as a liaison to the Manitoba HIV program for both pediatrics and laboratory medicine.

He is also the associate medical director at Cadham Provincial Laboratory, the public health laboratory for Manitoba.

His professional interests include pediatric HIV, sexually transmitted and blood borne infection (STBBI) prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT), STBBI testing and provincial patterns of use, advance diagnostics in the immunocompromised host and medical education.

Since 2020 and the beginning of the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Bullard has provided leadership and expertise to control and define this novel pathogen.

His personal interests include his family (wife Dr. Pamela Skrabek, daughter Taya and son Donovan), travelling and high-level sarcasm.


Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC) Pediatrics, University of Manitoba  (2008)

Doctorate of Medicine (MD), Medicine, University of Manitoba (2004)

Bachelor of Science in Medicine (B.Sc. Med), HIV Immunology, University of Manitoba (2002)


Pediatric Chairs of Canada 2020 COVID Leadership Award, Awarded to the Pediatric Incident Command Team (2020)

Manitoba Medical Student Association Teaching Awards 2017/18, Nominee for the Class of 2021: Teaching in a Small Group Setting Award (2019)

Manitoba Medical Student Association Teaching Awards 2015/2016, Nominee for the Class of 2017 (Med III): Attending – Mentorship and Class of 2018 (Med II): Best Teaching in Small Group Setting awards (2017)

Department of Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Clinical Educator Award 2016, Selected by residents in the Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology programs for excellence in teaching (2016)

2015 Pediatrics Faculty Development Fund, Awarded $500 for attending CMA Physician Leadership Course, University of Manitoba (2016)

Manitoba Medical Student Association Teaching Awards 2014/2015, Nominee for the Med II Pre-clerkship awards in both Innovation and Inspiration categories (2016)

Contact us

Pediatrics and Child Health
CE-208 Children's Hospital, Health Sciences Centre
840 Sherbrook Street
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1S1 Canada