Jacques Pepin, M.D., FRCPC, MSc.



Professor, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

University of Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada


Jacques Pepin, MD, FRCPC, MSc, is Professor, Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the University of Sherbrooke, Canada and the director of its Center for International Health. He received his medical degree from the U of Sherbrooke (1979). After working as a district medical officer in Zaire for 4 years, he completed his residency in internal medicine (U of Sherbrooke) and his infectious diseases fellowship (U of Manitoba). He then worked for the UK Medical Research Council in The Gambia and returned to Canada in 1990. During a sabbatical, he acquired a MSc in Communicable Disease Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. For many years his research interests focused on African trypanosomiasis, HIV and sexually transmitted infections in sub-Saharan Africa. He has also been managing HIV control projects in West Africa funded by the Canadian International Development Agency and the US Agency for International Development.