Dr. MacLeod is Executive Director, Child & Family Research Institute, Professor, Pediatrics and Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, and Vice President Academic Liaison & Research Coordination for the Provincial Health Services Authority. Before moving to Vancouver, he was Professor, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Pediatrics, and Medicine at McMaster University, and a member of the Centre for Evaluation of Medicines at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton.
Dr. MacLeod received his MD from the University of Toronto in 1967 and completed postgraduate training in Internal Medicine (clinical pharmacology) in 1973 at McGill University and the Montreal General Hospital. He obtained a PhD in Pharmacology from McGill in 1972. From 1973 until 1986, he held various positions at the University of Toronto and its teaching hospitals. At the time of his departure from Toronto, Dr. MacLeod was Professor of Pharmacology, Clinical Biochemistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Pediatrics, and cross-appointed to the Faculty of Pharmacy. He was the Founding Director of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at The Hospital for Sick Children. In the period January, 1987 through March 1992, Dr. MacLeod served as Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University.
Internationally, Dr. MacLeod has coordinated several projects and taught in Africa. He has worked with international agencies and institutions including CIDA, IDRC, WHO and the Rockefeller Foundation. A sabbatical year in 1993 was spent at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences.
Dr. MacLeod’s scientific interests are in improved understanding of the determinants of drug disposition and action, particularly in children and women. His concerns embrace the multitude of factors that influence optimal therapeutic drug use and the use of research findings to inform clinical and public policy.