Kiffer Card

Assistant Professor MSHRBC Scholar

Kiffer Card

Assistant Professor, MSHRBC Scholar

Areas of interest

The Social Determinants of Infectious Disease; The Health Effects of Loneliness, Social Isolation, and Social Disconnection; Climate Related Ecological Distress; Recreational and Therapeutic Use of Psychoactive and Psychedelic Substances; The Socio-Political Determinants of Health and Health Inequities; Motivated Social Cognition and Behaviour; Stigmatized Behaviour; Health and Social Policy; Implementation Science and Knowledge Mobilization


  • San'yas: Indigenous Cultural Safety Training, Provincial Health Services Authority, 2020
  • Certificate in Policy Development and Implementation, Saint Mary's University, 2018 – 2019
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 2015 – 2018
  • Bachelors of Science in Public Health, Faculty of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, 2010 – 2015


Dr. Kiffer G. Card is an Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. He received his training as a behavioural epidemiologist, social ecologist, and health services researcher from Brigham Young University (B.Sc.), Simon Fraser University (Ph.D.), and the University of Victoria (Post-doctoral Training). Dr. Card is the recipient of multiple highly competitive awards, including The 2021 MSFHR Scholar Award, the 2020 CIHR-IHSPR Rising Star Award, The 2018 CTN Postdoctoral Award, The 2018 MSFHR Award, and The 2018 CIHR Health Systems Impact Fellowship. Over the past six years, Dr. Card’s work has been featured in nearly 100 publications and over 90 academic conference presentations. As a rising star in public health epidemiology and health services research, Dr. Card's research program provides training to future scholars and raises awareness of key social reforms and policies that aim to help Canadian leaders build happier and healthier communities.

Research Interests

As a social epidemiologist, Dr. Card’s research focused on the ecological, political, and social determinants of health — with an emphasis on how these socio-ecological forces relate to mental health, stigmatized behaviour, and health inequalities. Dr. Card approaches his work by leveraging community-based mixed methods study designs — with an emphasis on theoretically-informed quantitative analyses.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Card teaches courses focused on applied public health research, evaluation, and knowledge mobilization; governance; social health; and the social determinants of health and health inequity.

Publications and activities

View Dr. Card's publications here.


This instructor is currently not teaching any courses.