Dr. David Butler-Jones
Senior Medical Officer-Ottawa, and Regional Public Health Specialist- Atlantic, with First Nations Inuit Health, Health Canada

Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology , University of Manitoba

Degrees: M.D.(1978, Toronto), MHSc (1982, Toronto)

Mailing Address: 1015 Arlington Street, Room T2560, Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P6

Tel: (204) 789-7058 Fax: (204) 784-5939
E-mail: david.butler-jones@canada.ca

Research Interests:

  • population and public health
  • organizational delivery of health services
  • determinants of health

Recent Publications:

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  1. Darcy, Kosteniuk, Smith, Nilson, Cholowsky, Bowen, and Butler-Jones, “Depression in Saskatchewan: An Analysis of the Saskatchewan Population Health and Dynamics Survey”University of Saskatchewan
  2. MacLean, S., Feather, J., Butler-Jones, D., “Action for Learning, Learning form Action: Building Health Promotion Capacity”, in Publication, BC University Press
  3. Beck, P., Butler-Jones, D., _et al, Statin Use and Risk of Breast Cancer, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 2003
  4. Krewski, D., Butler-Jones, D., et al, “Managing the Microbiological Risks of Drinking Water” 2003 Managing health risks from drinking water-a report to the Walkerton inquiry. Journal of Toxicology & Environmental Health Part A. 65(21): 1635-823, 2005 (Nov 8). Krewski, D., Balbus, J., Butler-Jones, D., et al, “Managing Health Risks from Drinking Water” Commissioned Paper 7; The Walkerton Inquiry, Feb 2002
  5. Preddy, G et al, Population Health: Making it relevant in an Integrated Health System, Annals RCPSC, 2002; December Ebbesen, L.S., Bell Woodard, G., McLean, S., Butler-Jones, D., Green, K., Reeder, B.A., Steer, S.L., Feather, J. Saskatchewan Dissemination Story. (2001). Promotion and Education Journal. (1 suppl): S35-S39.
  6. Butler-Jones, D. “Whither the Health of the Public” in “Health and Welfare Systems
  7. Development in the 21 st Century” Proceedings of the Second Global Symposium 29-31, October 2001WHO-Kobe Center (2001)
  8. McLean, S., Ebbesen, L.S., Green, K., Reeder, B.A., Butler-Jones, D., Steer, S. Capacity for Community Development: An Approach to Conceptualization and Measurement. (2001). Journal of the Community Development Society. 32(2): 251-271.
  9. McLean, S., Ebbesen, L.S., Green, K., Reeder, B.A., Butler-Jones, D., Steer, S. Continuing Education for Health Promotion: A Case Study of Needs Assessment Practice. (2000). Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education. 26(1):11-30.
  10. Butler-Jones, D. “Health Promotion in Clinical Practice” – chapter commentary in “Settings for Health Promotion: L. Green et al editors. Sage 1999
  11. Butler-Jones, D. Applying a Population Health Approach, Can J Pub Health 1999;90s1:s62-s64.
  12. Stang MR, Wysowski D, Butler-Jones D. Incidence of lactic acidosis in metformin users. Diabetes Care 1999;22:925-927.
  13. S. McLean, D. Butler-Jones, K. Green, B. Reeder, J. Feather, L. Ebbesen, M. Moore, and S. Steer, 1999. Capacity-Building: Appropriate Concepts, Strategies and Research Methods for Heart Health Promotion in Developing Countries. Scientific Abstracts from the International Conference on Heart Health in the Developing Countries. 47-48, New Delhi, India.
  14. S. McLean, D. Butler-Jones, K. Green, B. Reeder, J. Feather, L. Ebbesen, M. Moore, S. Steer, 1999. Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in Saskatchewan: Building Capacity in the Health District System. Scientific Abstracts from the International Conference on Heart Health in the Developing Countries, 23, New Delhi, India.
  15. S. McLean, D. Butler-Jones, K. Green, B. Reeder, J. Feather, L. Ebbesen, M. Moore, S. Steer, 1999. Understanding and Assessing Capacity for Community Development Work. Proceedings of the Community Development Society 31 st Annual International Conference, digital publication, Spokane, Washington.
  16. Canadian Heart Health Surveys Research Group. “Obesity: a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The Canadian heart health surveys”. Can Med Assoc J 1997; 157(1suppl).
  17. Bulter-Jones, D. Enhancing Prevention in the Practice of Health Professionals, Can J Pub Health 1996; 87:s75-s78.
  18. Butler-Jones, D. Provincial immunization and communicable disease information system coming on-line. Concern 1996; 25(6):13.
  19. Martin S. Bouchard F, Butler-Jones D, et al. Health policy and public involvement, Vancouver Health Board, British Columbia. Can J Pub Health 1996; 87(1):I1-I56.
  20. CPHA Working Group “The Role of Public Health in Health Systems Restructuring”, Can J Pub Health; 1996 (supplement)
  21. Butler-Jones D. Chair, National Enhancing Prevention Steering Committee. “Working Together for Health – Strategies for Today and Tomorrow” – 1995, Health Canada
  22. National Enhancing Prevention Steering Committee “Enhancing Prevention in the Practice of Health Professionals. Strategies for Today and Tomorrow” Health Canada 1993
  23. Morris B., Harason P., Butler-Jones D., “ Seroprevalence of Hepatitis B. in a Small Urban STD Clinic”. Can J Pub Health 1992; 83:73-74
  24. Morris B, Butler-Jones D. Community advocacy and the MD: physicians should stand up and stand out (editorial). Can Med Assoc J 1991; 144:1316-7
  25. Hands, B., Butler-Jones, D. Hearing Loss: The Silent Epidemic Ont. Med. Review Apr. 1988:26-31
  26. Butler-Jones D. “The Pitfalls of Prevention”, Canadian Family Physicians, January 1987; 33:9-10
  27. Butler-Jones D. “Support for Preventive Public Health Programs”, Canadian Family Physician, April 1987; 33:1051-1052
  28. Pasteurella Multocida Septicemia During Pregnancy, 1986 CMAJ Dec. 15/86; 135(12):1369-1372


    Publication as part of conference proceedings (WHO, PAHO and others) on such topics as Primary Health, Health System Reform, Immunization, Hepatitis C etc.

Publications in the form of reports as either primary or secondary author-
Examples include:
Tobacco or Health – Saskatoon 2003
Primary Health and Public Health – Saskatoon 2004
The role of Public Health and Surveillance – Health Canada 2003
Framework for Infection Control in First Nation's Communities – Health Canada 2003

Publications in the form of reports at the provincial or national level as chair or part of committees occurred on a range of health policy and public health topics.
Examples include:
Provincial Diabetes Strategy – Saskatchewan
Framework for Health Surveillance – Health Canada
Core Programs for Public Health – Saskatchewan
Infection Control manual – Saskatchewan
Population Health Promotion Manual – Saskatchewan
A range of Public Health related committees at the National and Provincial Levels