University of Calgary

Cheryl Barnabe

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Cheryl Barnabe, MD MSc FRCPC

Dr. Cheryl Barnabe is a Métis rheumatologist with a graduate degree in Clinical Epidemiology. She is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. Dr. Barnabe’s research program, ‘Arthritis Care for Indigenous Populations’, is defining the burden of rheumatic disease afflicting the Indigenous populations of Canada, while co-developing promising health services interventions to bridge care gaps that exist. She also performs epidemiologic research in Rheumatoid Arthritis outcomes as impacted by lifestyle and environmental exposures. She is the principal investigator of the Alberta Indigenous Mentorship in Health Innovation (AIM-HI) Network, a CIHR funded program to recruit and retain Indigenous scholars in health research.

Dr. Barnabe has received several national awards, including a CIHR New Investigator Award and a CIHR Foundation Scheme Award (2015-2020), and the Canadian Rheumatology Association Young Investigator Award (2014). She was also named to Calgary Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 Class of 2015.

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