May 15 to 19, 2022 in Montréal

Promoting policies for health, well-being and equity

~ HYBRID EVENT ~

IUHPE 2022 COMMITTEES

Communications Subcommittee

Sione Tuitahi – Chair

  • Nikita Boston-Fisher
  • Liane Comeau
  • Patricia Dias da Silva
  • Chantal Huot
  • Taylor Lawson
  • Erma Manoncourt
  • Maude Sussest

French Subcommittee of the Global Scientific Committee

Sarah Chaput – Chair

  • Abdelmounaim Aboussad
  • Martine Antoine
  • Martine Bantuelle
  • Solène Bertrand-Protat
  • Alexandre Delamou
  • Antoine Désilets
  • Carole Faucher
  • Érold Joseph
  • David Houéto
  • Souhaïl Latrèche
  • Julie Lévesque
  • Philippe Lorenzo
  • Jean Simos
  • Maire Tuheiava

Spanish Subcommittee of the Global Scientific Committee

  • Mônica de Andrade
  • Ana Maria Girotti Sperandio
  • Maritza Ingran Calderón
  • Dolors Juvinyà Canal
  • Mariangela Lopes Bitar
  • Blanca Patricia Mantilla Uribe
  • Ronice Maria Pereira Franco de Sá
  • Aurora Sanches
  • Lourdes E. Soto
  • Martín Zemel

LOCATION

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

DATE

May 15 to 19, 2022

Our Partners

Margaret Barry, Ph. D.


Margaret M. Barry, Ph.D., was elected as global President of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education in 2019. She holds the Established Chair in Health Promotion and Public Health at the National University of Ireland Galway, where she is also Head of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion Research. Professor Barry has published widely in health promotion and works closely with policymakers and practitioners on the development, implementation and evaluation of health promotion interventions and policies at national and international level. Professor Barry has extensive experience of coordinating international and European collaborative projects, serving as project leader on WHO projects and European Union funded research initiatives.

Professor Barry also serves on a number of international and European steering groups and scientific committees and has acted as expert adviser on mental health promotion policy and research development in a number of countries around the world.  Professor Barry served two terms as a member of the European Commission Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health (2013-2016; 2016-2019).

Carl-Ardy Dubois, Ph.D.


Professor Carl-Ardy Dubois holds a Ph.D. in Public Health from the “Université de Montréal” and has completed graduate studies in Health Services Administration. He previously completed a doctorate in medicine and training in epidemiology and statistics. He completed his postdoctoral studies in the UK at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in collaboration with the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policy.

Currently Director of the Department of Health Management, Evaluation and Policy at the UdeM School of Public Health, Professor Dubois will take up the position of new Dean of the School on January 1, 2021. A researcher at the « Centre de recherche en santé publique » (CResP), he is also affiliated with the « Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en analyse des organisations » (CIRANO), the « Centre de recherche Interactions du CIUSSS du Nord-de l'Île-de-Montréal » and the « Réseau de recherche en interventions en sciences infirmières du Québec » (RRISIQ).

For 12 years, as a research fellow of the “Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé” (FRQS), he conducted a research program on the analysis of health services organization models, health human resource management and health service performance assessment. He is currently pursuing several projects in the same areas.

Caroline Barbir


Caroline Barbir has been President and CEO of the “CHU Sainte-Justine” since December 2018. Prior to this appointment, she worked as President and CEO of the “Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de Laval” from 2015 to 2018. Between 2003 and 2015, Ms. Barbir served successively as Executive Director of the « Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Laval », the « Centre de santé et de services sociaux Pierre-Boucher », the « Centre de santé et de services sociaux du Nord de Lanaudière » and the « Centre hospitalier régional de Lanaudière. From 1995 to 2003, Caroline Barbir was Executive Director of the Grace Dart Long-Term Care Centre.

Throughout her career, Caroline Barbir has held a number of senior management positions, including Assistant Director General of the Royal Victoria Hospital Thoracic Institute, which is now part of the McGill University Health Centre.

She holds a B.Sc. from McGill University and a M.Sc. in Health Administration from the University of Montreal in 1982 and is a recipient of the Foster G. McGaw Award. She is a Certified Member (CHE) of the Canadian College of Health Leaders and a Certified Administrator of the “Ordre des administrateurs agréés du Québec”.

In June 2011, she obtained a certification in corporate governance from the “Collège des Administrateurs de Sociétés and from the “Université Laval”, as well as from McMaster University’s “Directors College”. She holds the title of “Administrateur de Sociétés Certifié” (ASC) and that of  «Chartered Director» (CD) and is a member of the ASC Circle.

She is a clinical lecturer at the “Ecole de Santé Publique de l’Université de Montréal”. Ms. Barbir is a member of the Board of Directors of Héma-Québec and sits on the National Committee for the Transformation of the Pre-Hospital Emergency System.

Sonia Bélanger


President and CEO of the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal

Ms. Bélanger has served as President and CEO of the CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal since 2015. Before taking on this role, she held various managerial and non-managerial positions at a number of Quebec’s major organizations, where she orchestrated many strategic planning exercises and large-scale action plans. An initiator of major changes within both psychosocial service departments and specialized hospitals, this seasoned manager works to bring all staff and medical professionals together around multiple projects to improve the health and well-being of our population.

A visionary with a keen passion for user service, care quality, and performance improvement, she has an in-depth understanding of the Quebec health care system, its issues and challenges, and the structural measures that can build its future.

After getting her bachelor’s in nursing, Ms. Bélanger did her master’s in health administration as well as a microprogram in health services management at “Université de Montréal”. She is a fellow of the Forces/Extra executive training program of the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, sits on the board of directors of “Urgences-santé”, “Montréal InVivo” and the “Institut national de santé publique du Québec”, and is also involved with the steering committee of the “Université de Montréal” RUIS. Ms. Bélanger is a member in good standing of the « Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec ».

Dr Fabrice Brunet, MD


Born in France, Dr Brunet has been working in the field of health and social services for over thirty years. He is currently President and CEO of the “Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal” (CHUM) and has held this position since September 2015. Previously, he was the CEO of the “CHU Sainte-Justine” from January 2009 to September 2018 and the CEO of the two hospitals from September 2015 to 2018. On July 14, 2018, he was made a “Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur” by France for his entire career in the health field.

He has an excellent leadership, the sense of initiative and a vast experience to meet future challenges, as well as to innovate, through care, teaching, research and institutional management activities, for the benefit of patients.

His main research interests include hospital management and health systems integration, artificial intelligence, communication and medical information technologies, continuous improvement of quality of care and patient safety, international collaboration and transfer of know-how.

During his career, Dr Brunet was appointed Full Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the “Université de Montréal”, Professor of Resuscitation in France and Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Head of the Department of Critical Care and Intensive Care and Medical Director of the Telemedicine Program at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Since February 2017, he has also been President of the “Réseau universitaire intégré de Santé (RUIS) de l’Université de Montréal”, after having been its Vice-President since 2009.

Among his many achievements are the construction of an intensive care clinical research programme and a cardiac surgery centre in Paris, a hospital project in Saint-Petersburg, Russia and the creation of a University Resuscitation and Intensive Care Centre in Toronto. Many modernization projects were carried out under his leadership, including the construction of a new Research Centre and a building for specialized care units at the “CHU Sainte-Justine” for a budget of $ 1,5 billion and a new CHUM campus for a budget of $ 3.5 billion.

Shu-Ti Chiou, MD, PhD, MSc


Dr. Shu-Ti Chiou, a specialist of Family Medicine and Ph.D. in epidemiology, is the Global Vice President for Capacity Building, Education & Training of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education; the Founder and President of the Health and Sustainable Development Foundation; Adjunct Professor, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei; former Director-General of the Health Promotion Administration of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan 2009-2016; and former Chair of the Governance Board of the International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals & Health Services 2012-2014.

Dr. Chiou initiated several pioneering programs both in health promotion and in healthcare delivery reforms in Taiwan, including Taipei healthy city project, nationwide age-friendly city initiative, comprehensive cancer control policy, legislation to protect breastfeeding in public places, ban of trans fat, ban of marketing of junk foods towards children, etc. She developed the largest network of health-promoting hospitals and the first age-friendly healthcare recognition program in the world.

Dr. Chiou practiced evidence-based policy development and evaluation in her works. She designed/co-designed three cluster randomized controlled trials for health promoting settings, all published in high-ranked journals. Her leadership facilitated Taiwan to achieve a 26.5% reduction in adult smoking rate, 49% reduction in betel quid chewing rate among adult males, doubling of exclusive breastfeeding rate and decline of smoking rate and obesity prevalence among children/adolescents. She received many honorable awards such as the Distinguished Achievement Award for Outstanding Civil Servants (1999) and the Award for Top Ten Outstanding Young Women in Taiwan (2000).

Liane Comeau


Liane Comeau has been the Executive Director of the International Union for Health Promotion and Health Education since April 2018. She has worked in a pan-Canadian NGO, Invest in Kids, as Director of Research and Evaluation, and as Specialized Scientific Advisor at the “Institut national de santé publique du Québec” (INSPQ), focusing on health promotion initiatives targeting children, adolescents and families. She holds a doctorate in developmental psychology from McGill University (2004). She has published scientific papers on various topics including mental health and child development, and co-authored several reports on policy-relevant public health topics while at the INSPQ.

Nicole Damestoy


Nicole Damestoy has been President and CEO of the Institut national de santé publique du Québec since February 2015. She has been involved in public health for almost 25 years.

Prior to that, she held various positions at the regional level, including responsibility for health promotion and disease prevention issues affecting seniors, safety and lifestyle. She then served eight years as Regional Director of Public Health. Prior to joining INSPQ, she worked on the Government Prevention Policy for Health and the Quebec National Public Health Program 2015-2025.

Dr. Damestoy is an Associate Clinical Professor at the “Ecole de Santé Publique de l’Université de Montréal ” and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine. A graduate of McGill Medical School, she also holds a master’s degree in epidemiology and biostatistics from the same University, and is a member of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (Public Health and Preventive Medicine).

Professor Evelyne de Leeuw


Professor Evelyne de Leeuw (Centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation CHETRE at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia) has been associated in some way or other with the International Union for Health Education (IUHE), later International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) since 1984. Her single claim to fame was that she was the youngest participant at the conference in Canada where the eponymous Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion was crafted and adopted (in 1986). This determined her outlook and career toward health promotion, healthy settings (and in particular Healthy Cities) and health political science.

These are the areas of research, practice, engagement and policy making that have driven Evelyne’s commitments, with some excursions into unexpected and sometimes exciting disciplinary jungles. Evelyne became somewhat of an expert in  public health curriculum design after she acted (1992-1998) as Secretary-General of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region ASPHER, and consequently was invited to take on leadership positions in the building of academic tertiary education public and population health programmes – in The Netherlands, El Salvador, Denmark and Australia. This culminated into a fairly sad excursion into building health promotion and public health curricula in an Australian Medical School.

Fortunately she had returned into the warm embrace of the global health promotion community. In the last four IUHPE World Conferences on Health Promotion, she chaired the Social Media and Responsive Technologies SMaRT Committee and was a member of the Global Scientific Committee, also because in her role as Editor-in-Chief of Health Promotion International she is cognisant of the state of play in global research. She recently set up a ‘Healthy Urban Environments Collaboratory’ across a vast partnership in Australia and very happily acts as the Chair (with Kate Frohlich) of the Global Scientific Committee of #IUHPE2022 .

Dolors Juvinyà Canal


IUHPE Vice-President for Conferences.
She is Professor of Community Health and Health Education in the Department of Nursing at the University of Girona. She has a long teaching career and has coordinated the University Master in Health Promotion since 2007. She leads the Chair of Health Promotion of the University of Girona created in 2008 with the support of Dipsalut, with the aim of promoting training, knowledge transfer and research in health promotion.

She has coordinated the research group "Health and healthcare" of the University of Girona since 2002, a group recognized as consolidated by the Government of Catalonia. She has participated in national and international research projects. She has directed doctoral theses and has published numerous scientific papers in national and international specialized journals. She is involved as an active member in different national and international networks linked to health promotion in health promoting universities, hospitals and centers. She is also a member of the IUHPE Global Working Group on Salutogenesis and of the Society for Theory and Research on Salutogenesis as well as of the European Training Consortium on Public Health and Heath Promotion

She has received the Carolina Meléndez Award for her whole professional career in 2018 awarded by the Academy of Medical Sciences of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands. In 2019, she has been awarded the Josep Trueta Medal by the Government of Catalonia in recognition of her contribution to the advancement and improvement of the health field.

Louise Potvin


Louise Potvin is currently professor at the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health (ESPUM), Université de Montréal. She is the Scientific Director of the Centre de recherche en santé publique, Université de Montréal and CIUSSS Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal (Regional Health Authority). She holds the Canada Research Chair in Community Approaches and Health Inequalities. Her main research interests are Population Health Intervention Research and the role of social environments in the local production of health and health equity. In addition to having edited and co-edited 8 books, she has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, editorials and comments. She is a globally elected member of the Executive Board of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education and the Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Public Health. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. She received the 2017 Pierre-Dansereau Award from the Association canadienne française pour l’avancement des sciences (ACFAS) and the 2019 Canadian Institute of Health Research - Institute of Public and Population Health Trailblazer Award in the Senior research category.

Sione Tu’itahi


Sione Tu’itahi is the Executive Director of the Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand Runanga Whakapiki Ake I Te Hauora o Aotearoa, New Zealand. An educator, author and public health professional, his areas of interest in health promotion include determinants of health, human rights, community development, public policy, and workforce development. He was named the 2019 Public Health Champion by the Public Health Association of New Zealand. Sione is the Vice President for Communications of the Global Executive Board of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE). A former journalist, Sione is the author of a number of books, academic papers, and children’s stories. With more than 20 years of experience in governance and leadership, he is a member of several national advisory groups in the education, health and community sectors.

Stephan Van den Broucke, Ph.D.


Stephan Van den Broucke is Professor and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the “Université Catholique de Louvain” in Belgium. He formerly held positions of senior expert at the Flemish Institute for Health Promotion, project officer at the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers of the European Commission, and associate professor at the Department of International Health of Maastricht University, the Netherlands. His main research interests include health promotion, health behavior change, self-management education for chronic disease, health literacy, capacity building, and sustainable development. In addition to leading many research projects in Belgium, he has been a principal investigator in several large-scale international projects, including the European Health Literacy Survey (HLS-EU), Reviewing Public Health Capacities in Europe, Action-For-Health, IC-Health and the EU Diabetes Literacy project.

Stephan is an elected Executive Board Member and current Vice-President for Scientific Affairs of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE), an Advisory Board Member of the Asian Health Literacy Association, a member of the Working Group on Social Research Methods of the European Food Safety Authority, and President of the HealthNest Health Literacy award. An author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications, he is an associate editor of Health Promotion International and editorial board member of Archives of Public Health, served as an evaluator for research proposals submitted to funding agencies in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Israel, Hong Kong and Kuwait, and regularly serves as an adviser for the European Commission and the World Health Organization.

Hope Corbin


Dr. Hope Corbin is associate professor and director of the Human Services program in the department of Health and Community Studies at Western Washington University. She has a PhD in health promotion and development from the University of Bergen, Norway. Hope acted as a consultant to the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE), University of Texas School of Public Health, and the World Health Organization.

Hope’s scholarship focuses on reducing inequity in the social determinants of health through intersectoral collaboration and on partnership as vehicle to leverage diverse ways of knowing and power for promoting health and wellbeing. She is particularly interested in North-South partnership and promoting equity in global health promotion research. Her recent book, Art and Health Promotion: Tools for Practice, Research and Transformation, explores how incorporating the arts in health promotion practice, research and action provides a promising pathway to transformation, liberation, and healing for individuals, settings, communities and societies.

Hope has been an active member of the IUHPE since 2005. In 2007, she founded the IUHPE Student and Early Career Network and served as its Global Chair for five years before successfully transitioning the leadership in 2012. She remains involved in the group in an advisory capacity. Hope serves as Vice President for the IUHPE's North American Region and as Deputy Editor-in Chief to Health Promotion International.

Martine Fortier


Martine Fortier, Assistant to the Director of Medical and Academic Affairs, is the Director of the Centre for Health Promotion at CHU Sainte-Justine.  For more than 30 years, she has developed a solid expertise in the development of prevention and health promotion strategies on various themes related to the health of children, adolescents and parents. She has worked with the “Direction de santé publique de Montréal” as well as for humanitarian missions in El Salvador and Haiti, with the International Health Unit of the Université de Montréal and the Canadian Red Cross. Knowledge transfer and interventions to create healthy environments for young people and their parents to better manage their health are at the heart of her actions. Since 2013, after graduate studies in Health Organizations Management and Development, she has coordinated programs aimed at integrating health prevention and promotion into the culture and organizational structure of the “CHU Sainte-Justine”. Martine Fortier has just been appointed Head of Coordination of the Permanent Secretariat of the “Réseau Mère Enfant de la Francophonie”.

Annie-Kim Gilbert


Dr. Annie-Kim Gilbert is the Director of University Education and Research at the « Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal » (CCSMTL). Its mandate is to support the development of the university mission within the institution in order to improve the health and well-being of populations. More specifically, its role is to produce, share and support knowledge mobilization to develop original and quality knowledge, train the next generation, support innovative practices and decision-making, and influence public policies. The CCSMTL is an organization that welcomes more than 6,000 trainees annually and oversees 6 research centres, 4 university institutes and 1 university affiliated centre.

Marie-Claude Lamarre


Marie-Claude Lamarre has been the Executive Director of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) from 1991 to 2017. During her long career at the IUHPE, she has been actively involved in the planning, organization and holding of twelve IUHPE World Conferences on Health Promotion. As such, she has gained a significant experience of what makes the mark of the IUHPE World Conferences in our field.

Josiane Loiselle-Boudreau


Acting Head of Scientific Unit
Partnerships and cross-cutting expertise: evaluation, research and equity
Institut national de santé publique du Québec

Josiane Loiselle-Boudreau joined the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) in September 2019 as a scientific advisor for partnerships. In June 2020, she was appointed Acting Head of Scientific Unit for Partnerships and Cross-cutting Expertise: Evaluation, Research and Equity. Josiane Loiselle-Boudreau holds a Master’s degree in International Law and International Politics, which led her to an internship at the Association for Human Rights and Development in Cambodia.She has a wealth of experience and skills. For nearly ten years, she was faithful to Femmes Autochtones du Québec, where she coordinated health, justice and public safety issues.

Kelsey Lucyk


Kelsey Lucyk is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Equity. She works with the Social Determinants of Health Division on intersectoral partnerships and initiatives. This group works to leverage actions outside of the health sector in ways that can improve social determinants of health and health equity.

Virginie Moffet


Virginie Moffet holds a Master’s degree in Political Science where she focused on the emergence of environmental policies and the evaluation of public policies. She worked from 2007 to 2019 as a climate change advisor. In particular, she has developed expertise in adapting to the impacts of climate change. The major part of her work consisted in integrating the multiple social, environmental and economic considerations of climate change at regional and local levels. Since December 2019, she has been the coordinator of the team in charge of the Health in all policies approach implemented in Quebec. In this capacity, she is responsible for orchestrating the development and implementation of the Québec Government Preventive Health Policy.

Ann Pederson


Ann Pederson is a long-time member of the health promotion community in Canada. Her Master’s thesis was the basis for the first edition of Health Promotion in Canada, an edited collection of writings from scholars and practitioners in the field first published in 1994. Now in its fourth edition, Health Promotion in Canada has traced the development and evolution of health promotion policy, research, and practice over nearly three decades. As a co-editor on each edition, Ann has had the pleasure of working with many of the leading figures in health promotion theory and practice in Canada and, to some extent, globally. Ann completed a Masters in Community Health from the University of Toronto and has a PhD from the University of British Columbia. Her doctoral research explored how to introduce gender considerations into health promotion theorizing, research, and practice. Aspects of that work appear in the edited collection, Making it Better: Gender Transformative Health Promotion. Ann served two terms on the board of directors of the Canadian Public Health Association and has been a trustee for IUHPE’s North American Regional Office (NARO). As Adjunct Professor at UBC’s School of Population and Public Health and Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Health Sciences, Ann has worked with two dozen Masters of Public Health trainees interested in women’s health, gender and health, and health promotion. Ann’s current research focuses on: gender-based violence, specifically how public perceptions influence survivors’ willingness to disclose sexual assault; the implementation of Kangaroo Care as an innovation in newborn care in British Columbia; and improving the health care response to female genital cutting. Based in Vancouver, Ann is currently the Director of Population Health Promotion at BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre and Interim Executive Director, Perinatal Services BC.

Maude Sussest


Maude Sussest is a communication professional with a great expertise in organizing scientific events and has been working within the Québec health and social services network for the past 10 years. She holds the position of Knowledge Dissemination Project Manager at the « Direction de l'enseignement universitaire et de la recherche du CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal » (CCSMTL). Passionate about scientific research, she supports the 5 university institutes and the 6 research centres of the CCSMTL in order to enhance and spread the knowledge of researchers among professionals and the general public.

Catherine Villemer


Senior Advisor to the Vice-Rector
Community and International Partnerships, Université de Montréal

Catherine Villemer has more than 15 years of experience in the field of international relations. She has a strong and diverse international experience studying and working in Europe (France, Belgium and Germany), Asia (Vietnam) and North America (Canada). For the last 5 years, she has been contributing to the internationalisation of the Université de Montréal as Senior Advisor to the Vice-Rector in charge of international partnerships.

Former Executive Director of the European Centre of Excellence (University de Montréal – McGill University) and Advisor at the Centre for International Studies (CÉRIUM), she also took part in the organisation of the 2017 World Health Summit hosted by the Université de Montréal.

Catherine is a member of the board of CEGEP Bois-de-Boulogne, a general and vocational College in Montreal. She holds a Master degree in Agro-Economy Engineering from Agrocampus Ouest (France).

Katherine Frohlich


Katherine Frohlich is a Professor at the « Département de médecine sociale et préventive » within the « École de Santé Publique » at « Université de Montréal » (ESPUM) as well as Research Associate with the « Centre de Recherche en Santé Publique (CReSP), Université de Montréal ». She co-holds the Myriagone McConnell-UdM Chair on Youth Knowledge Mobilisation. She is currently working on a Healthy Cities population-intervention project which focuses on the interplay between urban planning and health promotion and how we can make urban settings more amenable to free play opportunities for children and youth.  She is also actively engaged in projects on social inequities in health-related practices, social theory in social epidemiology and health promotion, the sociology of smoking and youth knowledge mobilisation. Kate sits on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Public Health, Health and Place, Social Science and Medicine and the Journal of Health and Social Behavior. She has been running the Health Promotion option of the PhD programme at the “Université de Montréal” for over 10 years and is one of the co-editors of the 4th edition of the book Health Promotion in Canada. She is thrilled to be acting as co-Chair of the Global Scientific Committee (with Evelyne de Leeuw) and Chair of the National Scientific Committee for #IUHPE2022.

Faten Ben Abdelaziz, Ph. D.


Dr Faten Ben Abdelaziz is Head of the Enhanced Wellbeing Unit in the Department of Health Promotion at the World Health Organization Headquarters, providing technical support to WHO Member States in policies and programmes development in areas of health promotion.  She oversees the work on good governance for health and wellbeing including healthy cities, health promoting schools, health literacy and community engagement.  www.who.int/health-topics/health-promotion

Her current work focus is on urban governance for health and wellbeing and the development of global standards for health promoting schools - a joint project between WHO and UNESCO. www.who.int/health-topics/health-promoting-schools

Dr Ben Abdelaziz has previously served at the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMRO) as Regional Adviser for Health Education and Promotion and Coordinator of Health promotion in the Department of Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs).  At the WHO Centre for Health Development in Kobe, Japan, she served as Technical Officer for Health Promotion, Urbanization and Health, Health Equity, Women’s Health and Gender, and the Social Determinants of Health.

Monica de Andrade, Ph. D.


Monica de Andrade is an Independent Consultant for Ecology and Health; Health Promotion and Sustainable Development; Innovation in Active Teaching Methodology. Her research interest is about Health Promotion building capacity, health literacy, sustainable development indicators and climate change and health. Since 2019, act she is as Vice-President of Latin America Regional Office for International Union of Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE). She Monica de Andrade holds a PhD and a Master in Ecology and Natural Resources and Bachelor in Biological Sciences by the Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil. She had a Pos-doc position at the University of São Paulo, Brazil supported by FAPESP.

From 2006-2017 she worked as Full Professor at Health Promotion Graduate Program, University of Franca in Brazil, and responsible for the foundation of the first Doctorate at Health Promotion in Latin America.  She advised 23 Masters and 7 PhD research projects. She worked as Distance learning tutor in Life Skills, Edex Foudation, Spain. She acts as Consultant for Brazilian Ministry of Education, CAPES and as Consultant for Brazilian Ministry of Health, Review of Health Promotion Policy. Short term Visiting Professor for Health Promotion, University of Costa Rica, School of Public Health. She was invited speaker in 22st IUHPE World Health Conference for Health Promotion, Curitiba, Brazil; 3rd Internacional Congress and 5th Nacional Congress of Health Promotion, Bucaramanga, Colombia; 21th International Conference on Health Promotion and Education, Pattaya, Thailand; V International Congress of Health Promoting Universities, University of Costa Rica, 2011.

Sarah Chaput, M.Sc.


As coordinator of the Americas section of the « Réseau francophone international pour la promotion de la santé »(International Francophone Network for Health Promotion), Sarah Chaput is responsible for the French Liaison Committee. With a bachelor's degree in Nutrition and a master's degree in Public Health from the “Université de Montréal”, Sarah has worked as a scientific advisor for the “Institut national de santé publique du Québec” and as a project coordinator within the Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia. While she has a few publications to her credit on the themes of access to healthy foods and sugary drinks, her scope of practice has broadened to include more comprehensive approaches to health promotion in the past year. Sarah values the sharing of knowledge and expertise in health promotion in a perspective of sustainable health and win-win relationships between stakeholders.

Sylvana Côté


Sylvana Côté is a Professor at the School of Public Health at the University of Montreal. She studies life trajectories, beginning in utero, leading to psychosocial and school adjustment in children and adolescents. She has documented the conditions under which early child care and education can foster children’s healthy development and reduce social disparities; and identified programs to improve the quality of child care services offered to disadvantaged populations.

She heads the Research Group on Children’s psychosocial Maladjustment (GRIP), a group of scientists leading population-based longitudinal and preventive intervention studies. She has received national and international awards and honors including senior fellowship from the Quebec Research Fund, Research Chairs in the Netherlands (Utrecht University) and France (Idex Chair, University of Bordeaux), and a Marie Curie International Fellowship. She has won the ACFAS award for the Quebec - France cooperation. She has published over 200 papers in peer reviewed journals and her work is highly cited in various media.

Dr Gerry Eijkemans


Gerry Eijkemans joined the Pan American Health Organization HQ/Regional Office of WHO for the Americas, as Head of the area Health Promotion and Social Determinants of Health in May 2018. The Unit also covers topics related to Urban Health and Workers’ Health, and has and plays a key role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.  Previously, she served as PAHO/WHO Head of Office in Mexico, for The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands and for Suriname.

Gerry is a Dutch national, a medical doctor by training from the University of Nijmegen with a Masters Degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.  She has worked in international organizations for over 25 years, and has provided technical cooperation in different parts of the world. During her 8 years in Geneva, she served as the WHO lead of the Global Occupational Health Programme and as the senior advisor at the ILO International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour. Her specialization is in public health, with specific focus on the social determinants of health, health equity, workers health and environmental health, and urban and local health governance.

Ana Gherghel


Ana Gherghel is a sociologist, social scientist, researcher, specialist in storytelling and life course approach, as well as a consultant in program evaluation, especially on innovation projects, by participative, mixed and developmental approaches. She has a PhD in sociology from Laval University (Québec, Canada), as well as a MA and a BA in sociology at the University of Bucharest (Romania). Her extensive professional experience in research and consulting, in Romania, Portugal and Canada, overlaps academic institutions and health and social services systems, as well as collaborations with community-based organizations. Her research interests relate to personal development and protective factors during life turning points, especially in a context of immigration. Her research showed, among others, the importance of social support as a coping factor for single parents living through multiple life transitions. She also documented intergenerational solidarities in transnational families.

As consultant in evaluation, she collaborated with Indigenous nations partnerships to develop culturally adapted evaluations for innovative projects enhancing collective mobilization and prevention to sustain global development in early childhood. Author of a book on life course approach and many publications and conferences, she values the sharing of both scientific and experiential knowledge emerging in contexts of social innovation. She joined the IUHPE in July 2020 to develop collaborative, intersectoral projects and evaluation to promote global health and education across regions, to foster a socially and culturally inclusive and diverse life milieu.

Diane Levin-Zamir, PhD, MPH, MCHES, EuHP


Diane Levin-Zamir is the National Director of the Department of Health Promotion of Clalit, Israel's largest non-profit healthcare organization. She is Professor at the University of Haifa School of Public Health in Israel and teaches the required courses in the health promotion track of the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Medicine’s School of Public Health. She is one of the founders and leaders of the Global Working Group on Health Literacy of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE). She chairs the National Council of Health Promotion of the Israel Ministry of Health and was one of the founders of the Israel Health Promoters and Health Educators Association. Diane has published extensively articles and book chapters on numerous aspects of health literacy and health promotion. She specializes in action research and policy development in health promotion in community primary care, children and adolescents, people with chronic conditions, hospital and media settings, media/digital health literacy, measuring population health literacy, and cultural appropriateness for health on the policy, research and practice levels.  Diane was the principal investigator for the National Survey on Health Literacy in Israel. She is a scientific advisor for the Asian Health Literacy Association, as well as for the Health Literacy for Children and Adolescents project in Germany and serves on the  WHO Expert Advisory Group on developing a European Action Plan on Health Literacy, and serves on the board of the International Health Literacy Association and on the editorial board of the IUHPE Journal Global Health Promotion.

Andrea Long


Andrea Long manages the Intersectoral Partnerships and Initiatives team at the Public Health Agency of Canada.  The team leads Agency efforts to collaborate with other sectors to address the social determinants of health, and to develop policy and governance tools to support a whole-of-government and intersectoral action.  In this role, Andrea is a vocal champion for the idea that health does not start with medical care – it starts where we are born, grow, live, work and age.  Outside of work, Andrea lives on a small farm near Vancouver, with horses, chickens, and a garden – all of which help to keep her grounded in personal commitments to local food and environmental sustainability.

Erma Manoncourt, PHD


Dr. Manoncourt is an Adjunct Professor at the Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po and Guest Lecturer at the School of Global Public Health, New York University (Behavioural Communications for Global Epidemics).  In 2011, she founded and is the President of Management & Development Consulting Inc.  (http://www.mandevconsulting.com/), which specializes in social and behaviour change interventions, designing participatory methodologies and evaluating behavioural interventions for both development and emergency/humanitarian settings.  Previously, she served in the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the following positions: Country Representative in the Arab Republic of Egypt, Deputy Representative and Representative, a.i. (India) and Chief, Programme Communication/Social Mobilization in New York. Post-retirement, she also served as Senior Advisor/Acting Interim Representative in UNICEF-Sudan and Community Engagement Lead in the UN Emergency Ebola Response Mission (UNMEER) during the Outbreak in West Africa. Prior to joining UNICEF, Dr. Manoncourt was an Assistant Professor and Health Communication Head in the Department of Applied Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Dr. Manoncourt is the current Vice-President for Membership in the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) and Co-chair of the IUHPE Global Working Group on Social Determinants of Health. She also serves as Project Coordinator for the IUHPE Project “COVID-19 Response for the Africa Region” for the period 2020-2021. She holds a Ph.D. in Health Behaviour from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, a Masters’ Degree in Social Work (clinical specialization) and a B.A. Degree in Psychology.

Mathieu Masse-Jolicoeur


Mathieu Masse-Jolicoeur has worked for twenty years as a professional and public policy analyst. He has worked in several fields including education, culture, knowledge transfer, health, etc. He also has an extensive experience in research and teaching, being a lecturer in several Montreal universities. Cumulating in-depth knowledge in public policy analysis, program evaluation, health organization, public health, public administration, education, knowledge transfer, governance, management and human resources, he tries as best he can to contribute to the development of public health in Montreal. He is currently employed by the Montreal regional public health department of the “CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-Île-de-Montreal”.

Humaira Nakhuda


Humaira Nakhuda is a global coordinator with the IUHPE Students and Early Career Network (ISECN). She is a global and public health young professional and leader whose interests stem from various formative local and international experiences over the last six years. This has included serving as a Board Member of the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine, working with the Public Health Agency of Canada for COVID-19, interning at the WHO Regional Office for Europe, and humanitarian research at the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health. These experiences among others informed her practice interests and passion for work on health equity, health emergencies, and humanitarian action and partnerships through a health promotion lens. Humaira holds a Master of Public Health in Health Promotion from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Science in Honours Life Sciences from McMaster University.

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/humairanakhuda

Thomas Paccalet


Thomas Paccalet has been Head of Scientific Unit at INSPQ since September 2018. Working within the “Direction du Développement des individus et des communautés”, the work of his unit covers several determinants of health, such as violence prevention, health impacts related to the use of psychoactive substances (alcohol, cannabis, drugs) or the promotion of positive mental health. Mr. Paccalet has acted in Quebec’s health research system for over a decade, both as a researcher and as Assistant Director of Scientific Programming for a research program at the CERVO Research Centre. The clinical research activities he supervised focused on the primary and secondary prevention of the determinants of mental health disorders.

Marie-Pascale Pomey


Marie-Pascale Pomey is a public health physician and full professor in the Department of Management, Evaluation and Health Policy at the School of Public Health of the “Université de Montréal”, a regular researcher at the CHUM Research Centre, with an innovation focus. Physician with specialized training in public health, she holds a FRSQ Senior Researcher Award and the Chair in Advanced Technology Assessment and Modalities at the CHUM, which focuses on engaging citizens and patients in the transformation of organizations and the health care system. Her research program focuses on the role of patients and their families in transforming health systems, whether at the political, organizational or clinical levels, to highlight best practices. In this context, she is studying several models of patient integration at the health facility and primary health care levels in Canada and other countries. In addition, she is interested in how connected health (e-health and m-health) changes the relationship between health professionals and patients and the organisation of the health care system. Finally, she develops tools to measure the care and service partnership.

William Potts-Datema, DrPH, MS, MCHES®, FASHA, FAAHE


William Potts-Datema has served in education and public health for 39 years, including service from local to international levels. He has held a number of national leadership positions in the United States including Chief of the Program Development and Services Branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health, Director of Partnerships for Children’s Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, and Executive Director of the Society of State Leaders of Health and Physical Education in Washington, D.C.

He serves as President of the Foundation for the Advancement of Health Education, Secretary of the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, and board member of RMC Health and the Missouri State University Alumni Association. He previously served on the international boards of ASCD and the International Union for Health Promotion and Education; the national boards of the National Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), American School Health Association, and American Association for Health Education; and as chair of the national board and a founding board member of Action for Healthy Kids. He is a fellow of ASHA and AAHE and a member of Delta Omega national public health honorary society.

He holds a Doctor of Public Health degree from the University of Georgia, and Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Education degrees from Missouri State University. Dr. Potts-Datema has presented in 48 U.S. states and 12 other nations, and he has authored and contributed to numerous publications.

Viliami Puloka


Viliami is a Public health physician currently working in New Zealand as Senior Health Promotion Strategist specialising in Pacific Health with the Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand. He is also a research fellow with Otago University working with the Health Promotion and Policy Research Unit University of Otago.

He has a special interest in diabetes and obesity, and believes “Diabetes is the Face of NCD in the Pacific”.

He led the fight against non-communicable diseases with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) for almost a decade before moving to New Zealand. He was NCD Team leader supporting the 22 Pacific Island countries and Territories.

Before that, Viliami worked as a clinician, as well as a public health practitioner in his homeland of Tonga. He became the first director of Health Promotion and was instrumental in the establishment of the Tonga Health Promotion Foundation, one of the few in the Region.

Marilyn Rice


Marilyn Rice is CEO of merci (Marilyn E Rice Consulting International), an international consulting firm specializing in equity in health and development. Until June 2011 she was Senior Advisor in Health Promotion and Coordinator of the Urban Health and Determinants of Health Team for the Pan American Health Organization, Regional Office of the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) covering the 38 countries of the Western Hemisphere. She also served as Community Development, Mobilization and Advocacy Technical Officer for Management Sciences for Health (MSH) working on issues of child survival in Africa and Asia; as Health Promotion and Education Specialist in Reproductive Health for the Global Office of the World Health Organization (WHO); as Chief of the Perinatal Addiction Prevention Branch for the United States Center for Substance Abuse Prevention; and as Regional Advisor in Health Education and Community Development for PAHO/WHO. She is known globally for her work in health promotion, education, and behavior change communication; community development; social mobilization; participatory research and evaluation; and the emerging field of urban health. She has served almost consecutively since the 1980’s on the Global Board of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) and is currently Chair of the IUHPE Healthy Settings Global Working Group. Along with Diane Levin, she serves on the Global Scientific Committee for the IUHPE 2022 World  Conference as liaison between the Global Scientific Committee and the IUHPE Global Working Groups.

Martín Zemel


Martín Zemel is a Doctor of Dentistry from the National University of La Plata, Argentina. He is Professor of Bioethics at the National University of La Plata and of Public Health at the University of FASTA. Annually he is invited to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Bioethics and Public Health, in different faculties both in Argentina and in other countries. He is also the Director of the FASTA University Dental School.

He began in research through the Postgraduate Scholarship Program of the National University of La Plata and later in the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), doing a postdoctoral stay at the University of Murcia, Spain. He currently directs research Projects related to Bioethics and Public Health. He has relevant publications in Congresses and international magazines.

In addition, he is the Coordinator of the Southern Cone Sub-Region of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE); Coordinator of the Municipal Bioethics Committee in the Municipality of General Pueyrredon, Mar del Plata, Argentina; Member of different Scientific Committees and Evaluator of Journals specialized in Bioethics and Public Health.

Finally, he is the creator and coordinator of the educational program for the Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles, “Red de Sonrisitas”, since 2005. The program is organized annually from an intersectoral and intercultural perspective in 50 municipal kindergartens and schools.

Paola Ardiles


Paola Ardiles is a Teaching Fellow and Lecturer at the Faculty of Health Sciences, at Simon Fraser University, with an interdisciplinary academic background in psychology, health promotion, business and public health. She was awarded the 2019 Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award in her faculty for her innovations in experiential community-based teaching. Paola co-designed and launched the Health Change Lab, an interdisciplinary undergraduate program aimed to support students to work alongside community partners, to identify priority community health challenges in the City of Surrey and design innovative, participatory and entrepreneurial solutions. She has published and contributed to research, policy, practice and education work ranging from health literacy, immigrant health issues to system approaches towards wellbeing in post-secondary institutions. Paola was the recipient of the 2012 Dr. Nancy Hall Public Policy Leadership Award of Distinction, for her pioneering work at the local, provincial and national work to advance mental health promotion in Canada. She is the founder of Bridge for Health , local and global self-organized network promoting public engagement and social innovation. Bridge for Health has become a co-operative association to advance equity and wellbeing practices in the workplace. Paola was Past President of the Public Health Association of British Columbia, which advocates for healthy public policies and public health workforce development. During her 10-year tenure she collaborated and led various capacity building, policy and community-engagement initiatives. Paola received the inaugural Health Promotion Canada's Mid-career Award from Health Promotion Canada in recognition of her work as a practitioner scholar and advocate.

Thomas Bastien


Thomas Bastien graduated in engineering from the École Supérieure d’Agriculture d’Angers (France). He also holds a master’s in genetics from Wageningen University (The Netherlands). After having worked in communications and culture, particularly as director of education and wellness at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Mr. Bastien is now Director General of the Public Health Association of Quebec since 2020.

Olivier Bellefleur, PhD


Olivier Bellefleur is the Scientific Lead for the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP). He joined the NCCHPP in 2010 as a Scientific Advisor and was appointed lead in 2017. His academic background is in philosophy (B.A., UQAM; M.A., Université de Montréal, doctoral studies, McGill University) and in environmental sciences (M.Sc., UQAM). The NCCHPP is one of Canada’s six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health, created in 2005 and financed by the Public Health Agency of Canada. The mandate of the NCCHPP is to support public health actors across Canada in their efforts to develop and promote healthy public policies by developing, synthesizing and sharing knowledge, by targeting research gaps and by fostering the development of networks connecting public health professionals, researchers and policy makers across Canada. The NCCHPP is hosted by the “Institut national de santé publique du Québec”, and is located in Montréal. To learn about our work, please visit: www.ncchpp.ca

Patsy Beattie-Huggan, BN, MScN


Patsy Beattie-Huggan is the founder and President of The Quaich Inc., a PEI based health promotion and consulting company that provides innovative, client-centred, and comprehensive services across a diversity of sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of New Brunswick (UNB) and a MSc in Nursing and Health Studies from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Patsy has a broad background in nursing education and health system redesign, and is firmly committed to building capacity within communities. Her creative work in health promotion, including leadership to the development of the Circle of Health, has been widely recognized. She has served as consultant to many provincial, national and international projects, has been instrumental in the founding and ongoing delivery of the Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities and in 2016 coordinated the 6th Global Forum on Health Promotion. Patsy’s commitment to the evolution of caring, compassionate communities has led her to explore innovative and collaborative approaches to working with organizations. In 2020 she was awarded the UNB Alumni Award of Distinction.

Carole Clavier, PhD


Carole Clavier is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the “Université du Québec à Montréal” (Canada). She holds a PhD in political science (2007, “Université de Rennes 1”, France) and has been a postdoctoral researcher with the Chair on Community Approaches and Inequalities in Health at “Université de Montréal”, Canada (2007-2011). Her research interests are at the intersection between the policy studies and health promotion. She is especially curious about how health becomes a part of public policies in areas other than healthcare and about what municipalities and other local governments do for public health. Carole is also interested in how theories of the policy process can be used in health promotion research. She has applied these research interests to the study of active transportation policies, local public health programmes and policies, and the transnational circulation of ideas about public health. She is a member of the « Groupe d’études sur la santé et les politiques publiques », of the « Réseau de recherche en santé des populations du Québec » and of the « Institut Santé et Société » (UQAM). With colleagues from Canada, Europe and Australia, she has published papers in both political science journals (for instance, Gouvernement et action publique, Politics & Policy) and in public health policy journals (for instance, Social Science & Medicine, International Journal of Health Policy and Management, Health Promotion International).

Erica Di Ruggiero, PhD


Dr Erica Di Ruggiero is an Associate Professor in the Division of Social and Behavioural Health Sciences Division at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH), University of Toronto. She also holds a non-budgetary cross-appointment as Associate Professor in the School’s Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, and is also the Director of the pan-U of Toronto Collaborative Specialization in Global Health.  Dr Di Ruggiero's program of research examines how evidence affects global policy agendas related to employment, other determinants and health equity in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals. Her work addresses governance-related questions about the roles of global institutions in the promotion of health, health equity and the prevention of non-communicable diseases and related risk factors. She also studies population health interventions (policies, programs), using novel conceptual and methodological tools to conduct international comparative policy research on global social and health inequities. Prior to joining the DLSPH, she was the inaugural Deputy Scientific Director with the CIHR-Institute of Population and Public Health where she led the development, implementation and evaluation of strategic research, capacity building and knowledge translation initiatives to address a range of population health research priorities. She completed her doctoral training in public health sciences, Master of Health Science in Community Nutrition at the University of Toronto, and is a registered dietitian. She is Editor in Chief, Global Health Promotion Journal and Associate Editor, International Journal of Public Health (IJPH). She has served as technical advisor or research consultant for the WHO, PAHO and IDRC.

Treena Wasonti:io Delormier


Treena Wasonti:io Delormier is Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk). She is an Associate professor in the School of Human Nutrition at McGill University, and Associate Director of the Centre for Indigenous Peoples Nutrition and Environment. She is the Scientific Director of the Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project (KSDPP) a 24-year community-university partnership and health promotion program in her home community of Kahnawake, near Montreal, Quebec.  Dr. Delormier’s research interests include Indigenous research methodologies, qualitative methodologies, Indigenous Peoples’ food systems and the prevention of diabetes and obesity prevention through community mobilization strategies.

Lesley Dyck


Lesley is an independent consultant, helping leaders deliver effective solutions to complex issues in public health, social justice, and nonprofit leadership. She has over 25 years of health promotion and community development experience in Canada and internationally.
Before leaving to start her own consulting company, Lesley was a Knowledge Translation Specialist with a national public health research and advocacy organization (National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health). She has also worked as a public health program manager in British Columbia, as an international volunteer (with public health in Indonesia), as a communication coordinator and community developer/programmer.
Lesley earned her BA in Mass Communication at Carleton University and her MA in Health Promotion at the University of British Columbia.
She is a volunteer with Health Promotion Canada and actively supports the development of the health promotion network in British Columbia.

Dr. Gwen Healey Akearok, PhD


Executive and Scientific Director of the Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre
Dr. Gwen Healey Akearok was born and raised in Iqaluit, Nunavut and it is in this community that she continues to live, work and raise her family. Gwen is co-founder and Executive and Scientific Director of the Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre (AHRN-NU) in Iqaluit, NU. She holds a Master’s degree in Epidemiology & Community Health Sciences from the University of Calgary and a PhD in Public Health from the University of Toronto. Dr. Healey Akearok co-founded the Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre in 2006 with the late Andrew Tagak Sr.

Suzanne F. Jackson, PhD


Dr. Suzanne Jackson is Associate Professor Emerita at Dalla Lana School of Public Health and still active in the field of health promotion, public health and global health. She co-leads the WHO Collaborating Centre in Health Promotion at U of T and from 2001 to 2009, she was the Director of the Centre for Health Promotion at the University of Toronto. She was Editor-in-Chief of Global Health Promotion from 2010 to 2019 and was Chair of the Canadian Public Health Association Board of Directors from 2017 to 2018. She taught courses at the Masters level in health promotion and global health. Her specialty is participatory planning, evaluation and research. She worked on community-based research with the Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research in the Yukon, with community arts for homeless youth in Toronto, and community engagement in environmental redesign in two Tower neighbourhoods in Toronto. More recently she has been exploring the role of community resilience in responding to emergency situations like COVID-19 in six neighbourhoods in Toronto. Dr. Jackson has influenced mental health promotion practice in Ontario through co-authoring guides with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She chaired the Board of Directors of ICA Canada and she is a member of the Centre for Connected Communities Brain Trust. She has over 30 publications, 12 book chapters and has been an invited speaker in many countries, including UK, Germany, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Brazil, and Jamaica.

Brittany Wenniserí:iostha Jock, PhD, MHS


Brittany is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Indigenous Peoples’ Nutrition and Environment (CINE) and School of Human Nutrition at McGill University. Brittany’s research focuses on the environmental and social determinants of obesity and related chronic diseases in First Nations and Native American communities. Her specific interests include developing culturally-appropriate obesity prevention programs, implementing and evaluating obesity prevention programs among Indigenous populations, and improving food environments using policy development and partnership with Indigenous governments and communities. Having grown up on the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) reservation of Akwesasne, she strives to promote health and wellness of Indigenous people. She attended Syracuse University for her bachelor’s degree, studying chemistry and mathematics. She received her master’s degree in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and received her doctorate degree from the Social and Behavioral Interventions program of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Her dissertation research utilized both qualitative and quantitative methods to develop the Community Action Component for OPREVENT2 study, a multi-level multi-component obesity prevention program among six Native American communities in the Midwest and Southwest. She’s also representing Health Promotion Canada on the NSC Committee for IUHPE 2022.

Jeff Masuda


Dr. Jeff Masuda is a human geographer who specializes in participatory action research in the context of environmental justice and health. A Canada Research Chair in Environmental Health Equity, Jeff currently participates in a wide range of collaborative research focusing on the rights of the unhoused, climate justice and land stewardship, and human displacement and dispossession. Jeff currently holds an appointment as Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

Lindsay McLaren


Lindsay McLaren is a Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences and the O’Brien Institute for Public Health at the University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada), specializing in healthy public policy. She held a CIHR/PHAC/AIHS Applied Public Health Chair award (2014-19), and received the 2019 CIHR-IPPH Trailblazer Award (mid-career category) which is a career achievement award that recognizes exceptional contributions in population and public health research. She is past-president (2014-18) of the Alberta Public Health Association, and currently serves as Senior Editor for the Canadian Journal of Public Health and Co-Editor for the international peer-reviewed journal, Critical Public Health.

Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh


Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh is an experienced speaker, facilitator and writer on issues at the intersection of equity, social justice, racism and social determinants of health. She is currently a Senior Knowledge Translation Specialist at the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, where she leads initiatives focused on public health practice related to improve health equity and the social determinants of health in partnership with stakeholders across Canada. She has previously worked in regional, provincial and global organizations on HIV/AIDS, tobacco control, equity-oriented organizational change and womens rights. She has contributed to teams at the Program Training and Consultation Centre of the Smoke Free Ontario Strategy, the Regional Diversity Roundtable, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Southern African AIDS Trust and the Centre for Social Justice.

Sume is a Director on the Board of the Canadian Public Health Association, a member of the Black Health Equity Working Group (Ontario, Canada) and has served in an advisory capacity for working groups and committees led by the Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Institutes for Health Information and numerous academic partners.

Sume holds a Master of Health Science in Health Promotion and Global Health from the University of Toronto.