Michelle Gagnon MBA, PhD

The Alberta Family Wellness Initiative

Michelle Gagnon is President of the Palix Foundation and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Department of Community Health Sciences. Over the course of her career, Dr. Gagnon has worked in a variety of prominent organizations, with a primary focus on research impact and knowledge mobilization, including the Policy Research Initiative in the Privy Council Office, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and Strategic Clinical Networks at Alberta Health Services. She is a recognized opinion leader and expert in population health, and is active in the community as a member of boards and committees for local, national, and international organizations. Dr. Gagnon holds an interdisciplinary doctoral degree in population health, a Master of Business Administration and undergraduate degrees in liberal arts and nursing. Her research interests focus on public policy as a determinant of population health and on the policy-making process in the global context.