Malcolm Sears

Professor @ McMaster University

Dr. Malcolm Sears, MB, ChB, FRACP, FRCPC, FAAAAI, is an internationally-renowned respirologist and epidemiologist. He is a professor in the Division of Respirology, Department of Medicine, at McMaster University, and Founding Director of the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) Study. He is involved in many studies investigating the epidemiology and natural history of asthma with particular focus on its frequency, risk factors and characteristics in large population. His research activities include the Dunedin longitudinal birth cohort study in New Zealand, the assessment of asthma therapies, and investigations into the effects of indoor allergens, viral infections, air pollutants, and smoking and hormones in respiratory disease. Dr. Sears has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, together with numerous abstracts. He lectures frequently at national and international scientific meetings, and serves on many asthma advisory boards.