Dr. Lavoie has been the Director of MFN CAHR and Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba since January of 2014. She also maintains a University appointment at the University of Northern British Columbia. She has worked in First Nation and Inuit Primary Health Care systems since 1989. She has research expertise in health policy, financing, and contracting in health. She has been involved in the development of optimal models of contracting in health in indigenous environments in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.