University of Calgary

Michelle Gagnon

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Part Time Faculty


Michelle L. Gagnon is President of the Palix Foundation and Alberta Family Wellness Initiative, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Department of Community Health Sciences and member of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Institute Advisory Board on Health Promotion and Prevention. 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 to improve health and well-being outcomes for all. Such organizations include the Policy Research Initiative in the Privy Council Office, CIHR and Alberta Health Services, Strategic Clinical Networks. She is a recognized opinion leader with expertise in population health, and the health and well-being of children and families. Dr. Gagnon is active in the community as a member of boards and committees for local, national and international organizations. She 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 policymaking process.

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