Sarah Viehbeck

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Chief Science Officer

Reporting to the President, Dr. Sarah Viehbeck is the Chief Science Officer for the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). In this role, she is responsible for providing strategic leadership to oversee and support science excellence, science-policy integration and science promotion, as well as re-energizing the scientific vision and capacity toward “Strengthening the Voice of Science” across the Agency.

Key publications


Roelofs, S., Nancy Edwards, N., Viehbeck, S., and Anderson, C. (Jan. 2019). "Formative, embedded evaluation to strengthen interdisciplinary team science: Results of a 4-year, mixed methods, multi-country case study", Research Evaluation, 28, 1.

Tudisca, V., Valente, A., (...). Viehbeck, S. (...). Arja, A R. (2018). Development of measurable indicators to enhance public health evidence-informed policy-making. Health Res Policy Sys 16, 47.

Di Ruggiero, E., Kishchuk, N., Viehbeck, S. et al. (2017). "Alliance members’ roles in collective field-building: an assessment of leadership and championship within the Population Health Intervention Research Initiative for Canada". Health Res Policy Sys, 15, 101.

D. Willis, C., Riley, B., Stockton, L. (...) Viehbeck, S., Wutzke, S., Frank, J. (2017). "Evaluating the impact of applied prevention research centres: results from a modified Delphi approach", Research Evaluation, Volume 26, 2,

Shoveller, J., Viehbeck, S., Di Ruggiero, E., Greyson, D., Thomson, K. & Knight, R. (2016). "A critical examination of representations of context within research on population health interventions", Critical Public Health26, 5.

Aro, A. R., Bertram, M., Hämäläinen, R.-J., (...) Viehbeck, S. (...) Merry, A., on behalf of the REPOPA Consortium. (2016). "Integrating research evidence and physical activity policy making—REPOPA project", Health Promotion International,  31, 2.

Petticrew M, Viehbeck S., Cummins S, Lang T. (2016 ). "Same words, different meanings: How epidemiological terminology struggles with population health intervention research". Revue D'épidemiologie et de santé publique. 64.