Dr. Carrie Bourassa BA (Hon), MA, PhD

Chair in Northern & Indigenous Health, Senior Scientist, Professor, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Scientific Director, Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health
Canadian institutes for Health Research

Dr. Carrie Bourassa BA (Hon), MA, PhD is the Scientific Director for the Canadian Institutes of Indigenous Peoples' Health (CIHR-IIPH) and the Morning Star Lodge, as well as a professor in Community Health & Epidemiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. She served her communities as a Professor of Indigenous Health Studies at First Nations University of Canada for fifteen years. Dr. Bourassa is an Indigenous community-based researcher and is proud to be the successful Nominated Principal Investigator on two Canada Foundation for Innovation Grants that funded the Indigenous Community-based Health Research Lab in 2010 and in April 2016, the Cultural Safety Evaluation, Training and Research Lab at FNUniv. She is a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada and is a public member of the College Council, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Carrie’s research interests include the impacts of colonization on the health of Indigenous people; creating culturally safe care in health service delivery; Indigenous community-based health research methodology; HIV/AIDS, HCV among Indigenous people; end-of-life care among Indigenous people; dementia among Indigenous people, Indigenous Water Governance and Indigenous women’s health. Carrie is Métis, belonging to the Regina Riel Métis Council #34.

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