Marc White, PhD
CEO & President
Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability
Dr. Marc White is co-founder and CEO/President of the Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia and a principal investigator affiliated with AUTO21, Networks of Centres of Excellence. Dr. White held an appointment as Research Fellow in Medicine, Harvard Medical School and at the Division of Rheumatology, Immunology & Allergy, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (2005 – 2008). Formerly a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada (2003-2005). His research areas include research translation (reducing the gap between what is known from high quality research and what is done in policy, training and practice), continuing medical education, disability prevention, consumer health education and primary care renewal.
Dr. White is the lead investigator for the Health and Work Productivity Web-Portal, an academic community partnership dedicated to translating best evidence on disability prevention and employee health, as well as a public website focused on whiplash prevention (whiplashprevention.org). He has organized over 20 international and national conferences held in Canada, United States, United Kingdom and Europe. Dr. White is an invited scientific reviewer for several journals including Canadian Family Physician, The Journal of Rheumatology, Injury Prevention (BMJ) and Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He is currently a board member of the BC Collaborative for Disability Prevention, and for several years served as a board member for the Canadian Pain Coalition.