CANADIAN CHAIR IN HYPERTENSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL
Dr. Norm Campbell is a Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR)/and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) Chair (from July 2011-July 2016) in Hypertension Prevention and Control. This site was developed to support and advance this leadership position.
Align government and non-governmental organizations in appropriate action to prevent and control high blood pressure.
The CIHR/HSFC Chair aim is focused on population (policy) interventions s to improve diet. Please see our Policy Priorities page for more information.
HSF CIHR Chair Reports 2011-2016
The prevention and control of hypertension requires the leadership of national and international health organizations. The Canadian Hypertension Advisory Committee is a group of leading national health and scientific organizations convened to support the mandate and priorities of the Canadian Chair in Hypertension Prevention and Control. Member organizations include:
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Norm Campbell, C.M., MD, FRCPC, Chair
Norm Campbell is a Professor of Medicine, Community Health Sciences and Physiology and Pharmacology at the University of Calgary and is a member of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta. Dr Campbell holds the HSFC CIHR Chair in Hypertension Prevention and Control; is the immediate past president of the World Hypertension League (WHL); recently co-chaired the PAHO/WHO Technical Advisory Group on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention through Dietary Salt Reduction; and chaired the Canadian Hypertension Advisory Committee representing national health and scientific organizations to lead the nongovernmental effort to prevent and control hypertension (2012-2016).
In the past Dr Campbell has been President of the Canadian Hypertension Society, the Canadian Coalition for High Blood Pressure Prevention and Control and the Canadian Society for Clinical Pharmacology. He has received a number of awards including the Order of Canada. Dr Campbell has over 350 peer-reviewed manuscripts.