Joseph Cox, MD, MSc


Dr. Cox graduated in Medicine from Dalhousie University. He completed Public Health and Prevention Medicine post-graduate training at McGill University, during which he completed an MSc in Epidemiology. He is also certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He is currently an attending physician in the STI-Bloodborne Infections & Harm Reduction Team, Infectious Disease Prevention & Control Sector, Montreal Public Health Department, and the Clinical Director of the Chronic Viral Illness Service at the MUHC – Glen Site. Dr. Cox is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health and Associate Member in the Departments of Medicine and Family Medicine at McGill University.

Dr. Cox’s research activities focus on HIV and HCV-at-risk populations, evaluating risks for infection and related outcomes for the purpose of improving prevention and care. He has undertaken research on HCV-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of people who use injection drugs and examined HCV care practices of Canadian family physicians. He is an investigator on several current initiatives: he is a Principal Investigator (PI) on the Food Security and HIV-HCV Co-infection Study which is focused on the identification of drivers of food insecurity among HIV-HCV co-infected persons in Canada. He is also one of the PIs on the Canadian Engage Study; it is examining the uptake and impact of HIV & STI prevention services on HIV and STI occurrence among gbMSM in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. In these and past works, identifying clues for intervention to mitigate risk and poor health outcomes, has been the focus. He is funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR).