Dr. Carrie Bourassa

Dr. Carrie Bourassa is a Professor in the Department of Community Health & Epidemiology at the University of Saskatchewan and an AGE-WELL network investigator who has led important and ground-breaking work on Indigenous issues for AGE-WELL. Dr. Bourassa spent more than 15 years as a Professor of Indigenous Health Studies in the Department of Indigenous Health, Education and Social Work at the First Nations University of Canada in Regina, Saskatchewan. Since 2017, Dr. Bourassa has been Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health. In that role, she leads the advancement of a national health research agenda to improve and promote the health of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples in Canada. Dr. Bourassa is a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada and a public member of the Royal College Council of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Bourassa is Métis and belongs to the First Indigenous Riel Métis (F.I.R.M.) Local #33 Regina.

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