Speaker Profiles

Dr. Jan Hux

Dr. Jan Hux

President & CEO

Diabetes Canada

Dr. Hux began her journey within the field of diabetes after graduating with a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science in Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health. She is a clinician-scientist and trained as a general internist and health services researcher.

For more than 20 years, Dr. Hux has had a long-standing affiliation with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) in Ontario, as a trainee, scientist, chief operating officer and finally Deputy CEO and Senior Director, Public Relations and Partnerships. Within these positions, she was responsible for developing and leading the diabetes health services research portfolio.

She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, currently holds an Adjunct Scientist appointment at ICES, and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto in the Departments of Medicine and Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. As an adjunct professor, Dr. Hux has taken the time to mentor female medical students, seeing them through medical school, residency and then on to becoming successful diabetes researchers.

Dr. Hux joined Diabetes Canada in 2012 as the Chief Scientific Advisor. In this role, she provided strategic leadership for the organization and in particular for the research and professional education portfolios, which includes the development and dissemination of Clinical Practice Guidelines. She has also acted as the organization’s media spokesperson. Her contributions to the management and strategic direction of the organization led to Dr. Hux’s appointment as President and CEO of Diabetes Canada in 2018.

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