Javier Mignone is professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, the University of Manitoba. He holds a Masters equivalent degree in Psychology, a Masters in Health Services administration, and a Ph.D. in Community Health Sciences. Dr. Mignone teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, including program evaluation, and social development. On a regular basis he leads workshops on health information and program evaluation for small NGOs, including Indigenous organizations in Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Dominica, and Guatemala. Dr. Mignone conducts research and development projects on intercultural health and health information with indigenous partners in Guatemala, Colombia, Argentina, Dominica and Canada. As well, is been involved on HIV prevention interventions and research in India, Colombia, and Canada. Dr. Mignone is the author of approximately 60 peer-reviewed publications, aside from numerous reports to government and other organizations. He has held numerous research and development grants from different funding bodies such as, CIHR, CIDA, SSHRC, Inter-American Development Bank, and the Public Health Agency of Canada. He leads the Program and Policy Evaluation Research Group at the university.