Professor Persaud’s research focuses on enhancing the ability of primary care to address health inequities through the development and application of high quality evidence. He is currently leading practice-based randomized controlled trials to: (1) explore the impacts of offering primary care patients free and convenient access to essential medications and (2) evaluate the potential of xylitol to prevent ear infections and dental cavities in preschool-aged children. Prof. Persaud’s trials are developed with ongoing input from community members and patients.
Joannah and Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition
Nav Persaud MD, M.Sc.
Department of Family and Community Medicine
T: (416) 864-6060 77578
Staff Physician, Department of Family and Community Medicine, St. Michael’s Hospital
Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital
Primary care practice, Health inequities, Randomized controlled trials