Diane Finegood

Diane Finegood is the President and CEO of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. Previously, Dr. Finegood served as the inaugural Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes. She has also served as Executive Director of the CAPTURE Project (Canadian Platform to Increase Usage of Real-World Evidence). Dr. Finegood received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Engineering from the University of Michigan and Northwestern University respectively, and obtained her Doctoral degree in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Southern California. She received the Canadian Diabetes Association’s Frederick G. Banting Award and was named one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women by Women’s Executive Network. Dr. Finegood is recognized for her work in many areas including physiology of diabetes, the complex systems science of obesity, and the scale-up and spread of population health interventions. Dr. Finegood is a professor (on leave) at Simon Fraser University in the Department of Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology.