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consultant , neuroscientist , healthcare educator

Morton David Low, Canadian neuroscientist, healthcare educator, consultant. Medical Research Council Canada grantee, 1968-1980; recipient Tree of Life award Jewish National Fund, 1995, Caring Spirit award Institute Religion, 1995.


Low, Morton David was born on March 25, 1935 in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Son of Solon Earl and Alice Fern (Litchfield) Low.


Doctor of Medicine, C.M., Queen's University, 1960. Master of Science in Medicine, Queen's University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy with honors, Baylor University, 1966.


From instructor to assistant professor Baylor College Medicine, Houston, 1965-1968. Associate professor medicine University British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 1968-1978, professor medicine Canada, 1978-1989, clinical associate dean Canada, 1974-1976, associate dean research and graduate studies Canada, 1977-1978, coordinator health science Canada, 1985-1989, creator Health Policy Research Unit, 1987. Alkek-Williams Distinguished Professor and president University Texas Health Science Center, Houston, 1989-2000, distinguished member faculty Graduate School biomedical Sciences, 1989—2004, director Health Policy Institute, 1990—2000.

Rockwell chair in society and health, director Center Society/Population Health University Texas, 2000—2004. Professor neurology University Texas Medical School, 1989—2001. Professor health policy and management School Public Health University Texas, 1989—2004, professor emeritus, since 2005.

Consultant in neurology University Hospital Shaughnessy site, Vancouver, 1971—1989, University British Columbia site, Vancouver, 1970—1989. Director department diagnostic neurophysiology Vancouver General Hospital, 1986—1987. Consultant in Electroencephalogram, 1987—1989.

Executive director Research Institute, 1981—1986. Medical science advisory committee United States Information Agency, 1991—1993. Adjunct professor Health Informatics School Allied Health Sciences.

Adjunct professor psychology Simon Fraser University, since 2004. Adjunct professor community health science University Calgary, since 2005. Member Premier's Advisory Council on Health, Alberta, Canada, 2000—2002.

Strategic advisory Calgary Regional Health authority, since 2002. Special advisor to the president on public health program development University Calgary, 2005—2007.


  • Other Work

    • Member editorial board numerous journals. Contributor articles to professional jours.


Board directors Texas Institute for Rehabilitation and Research Foundation, Greater Houston Ptnrship., 1994-2000, Episcopal Health Charities Foundation, 1997-2004, Houston Indiana School District Foundation, 2002-2004. Governing board Houston Museum Natural Science, 1991-1997. Trustee Kinkaid School, Houston, 1991-2004, Memorial-Herman Hospital Systems, 1997-2000.

Fellow American Electroencephalogram Society, Royal College Physicians (Canada), Royal Society Medicine (London). Member American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association (council on medical education 1990-2000), Texas Foundation Society & Health (founding chairman 1999), Canada Society Clinical Neurophysiology, International Federation Societies for Electroencephalogram and Clinical Neurophysiology (rules committee 1977-1981, secretary 1981-1985), Association Academy Health Centers (task force on access to care and organization health services 1988-1995, chairman 1992, task force on institutional values 1989-1995), Harris County Medical Society, American Council Education, Forum Club of Houston.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sailing instructing, photography, youth soccer coach, volunteer ski-patrol, flying.


Married Cecilia Margaret Comba, August 22, 1959 (divorced 1983). Children— Cecilia Alice, Sarah Elizabeth, Peter Jon Eric. Married Barbara Joan McLeod, August 25, 1984.

1 child, Kelsey Alexandra.

Solon Earl Low

Alice Fern (Litchfield) Low

Barbara Joan McLeod

Cecilia Margaret Comba

Kelsey Alexandra Low

Sarah Elizabeth Low

Peter Jon Eric Low

Cecilia Alice Low