Sean B. Rourke, born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, and Scientific and Executive Director of the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care – AIDS Bureau), a leading research and policy organization in Canada. He is also the Director of two national centres funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR): the CIHR Centre for REACH in HIV/AIDS, and the CIHR Community-Based Research (CBR) Collaboration Centre for HIV. Sean is also the Director of Universities Without Walls 2.0 which is training the next generation of HIV researchers in Canada.
Sean is transforming how population health and community-based research is done to have a stronger impact on policies and front-line services, and to solve complex health problems for people living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS. With his novel effective approach to community stakeholder engagement, partnership development across disciplines and sectors, and innovative knowledge transfer and exchange and research-to-action strategies, Sean is having a major influence in getting us closer to ending the HIV epidemic in Canada.