Michel Deilgat is the editor-in-chief of Canada Communicable Disease Report (CCDR), senior medical advisor at the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), and a graduate student in the ScholCommLab. He is completing his Master of Information Studies with a specialization in Science, Society and Policy at the University of Ottawa (UOttawa) under the supervision of Dr. Stefanie Haustein.

Michel is interested in the science-policy interface, including scientific writing of public health research and the strategic plans and policies of the Government of Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Psychology from UOttawa, a Doctorate in Medicine (MD) and a residency program in family medicine from Université Laval, a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from l’École nationale d’administration publique (ÉNAP), a Master of Health Professions Education (MEd) from uOttawa, and a graduate diploma in population health. He also holds a few community college diplomas—mostly in the area of sommellerie (wine stewart).

After three decades as a medical officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, Michel joined the federal public service. He is also a Canadian Certified Physician Executive and an adjunct professor at the School of Epidemiology and Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine at UOttawa. Michel conducts preceptorships for graduate students and medical residents completing their practicum, internship, and capstones.