Javier Mignone is associate professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, College of Medicine, 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. He has worked for the Capital Health Authority in Edmonton and for Alberta Health, in the areas of health information, program performance and program evaluation. Dr. Mignone currently 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, health information with indigenous partners in Guatemala, Colombia, Argentina, Dominica and Canada. As well, he has been or is involved on HIV prevention interventions and research in India, Colombia, and Canada. Dr. Mignone is the author of approximately 40 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.