International Scientific Advisory Committee

The International Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC) is a panel of global child health experts. Its members share their expertise with the University of Toronto Temerty Faculty of Medicine and The Hospital for Sick Children leadership, to enhance the vision of the Edwin S.H. Leong Centre for Healthy Children.

The ISAC mandate is to advise the Centre’s Co-Directors and is comprised of the following members:


Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba  Senior Research Scientist and Associate Director of Research, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy  Research Scientist, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba 

Marni Brownell



Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health  Co-Director of the NIHR Children and Families Policy Research Unit  Theme Lead for Public Health, Health Data Research London

Ruth Gilbert



ISAC Chair  Director, Centre for Community Child Health, Royal Children’s Hospital  Theme Director, Population Health at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Sharon Goldfeld



Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics and Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children’s • Co-Director, Child Health Equity Research Fellowship, University of Washington

Tumaini Rucker Coker