• Dr. Gayle Halas
  • Assistant professor

    School of Dental Hygiene
    Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry
    P219-770 Bannatyne Avenue
    University of Manitoba, Bannatyne campus

    Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3E0W3 Canada
    Tel: 204-977-5666
    Email: Gayle.Halas@umanitoba.ca

Research affiliations

Research summary

Dr. Halas is the inaugural Rady Chair in Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, focused on team-based primary health care, and the communication and interactions that enable collaborative practice, particularly for addressing complex needs and care.

Her current research explores patient/public/caregiver experiences of team-based care, and transitions in care that are informed by stakeholder experiences and perspectives. She also has been working with teams examining the older adult care continuum, research and evidence use in decision making, and team approaches for addressing substance use disorders.

The chair also builds upon collaborative relationships between educational and practice systems, and has been actively involved in developing innovative student-infused learning and practice, research capacity building, data resourcing relevant to the broader health workforce and examining leadership strategies and capacity for fostering teamwork within the health care system.


Dr. Gayle Halas is an assistant professor in the School of Dental Hygiene at the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry. She also holds adjunct appointments in the department of family medicine and community health sciences in the Max Rady College of Medicine.

Halas graduated from the School of Dental Hygiene in 1987 and practiced in general and periodontal practice for 22 years, joining the School of Dental Hygiene as an instructor in 2000.

In 2006, she moved into a research role with the department of family medicine at the Max Rady College of Medicine. Thriving in this role for 10 years, Halas grew increasingly passionate about primary health-care research. In 2016, she completed her PhD through UM’s individualized interdisciplinary program and was appointed assistant professor and research director in family medicine.

She maintains an associate research director role in Family Medicine along with a leadership role in the Manitoba Primary and Integrated Healthcare Research Network, designed to support and facilitate development and growth within the primary health care research community.


  • Individualized Interdisciplinary PhD (Educational Health Communication and Research) University of Manitoba
  • Master of Arts (Integrated Studies - Educational Studies Stream), Athabasca University
  • Diploma, Dental Hygiene, University of Manitoba
  • Fellowship in Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health
  • Care (TUTOR-PHC), University of Western Ontario
  • Certification in Higher Education and Training, Post-secondary Education, University of Manitoba

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