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Biography - Dr. Josée Lavoie

Dr. Josée Lavoie is a Professor with the Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Manitoba, and Director of Ongomiizwin Research at the University of Manitoba.

Josée holds a BSc in Dietetics & Nutrition (1986) and a MA in Medical Anthropology from McGill University (1993); and a PhD in Health Policy and Financing (2005) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. Before beginning her research career, Josée spend 10 years working in Indigenous controlled health services in Nunavik, Nunavut and Northern Saskatchewan.

Josée's program of research is located at the interface between policy and Indigenous health services, with a focus on contracting, accountability and responsiveness. She is particularly interested in how western and indigenous knowledge systems interface in the provision of health services in Indigenous communities. She maintains on-going partnerships with the British Columbia First Nations Health Authority and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs. She is actively engaged in collaborations in Australia and New Zealand, and in circumpolar health research.


Dr Josée G. Lavoie, PhD
Professor, Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba
Director,  Ongomiizwin Research

Ongomiizwin Research
715 John Buhler Research Centre
727 McDermot Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P5

Tel: 204-318-2560
Cell: 204-509-4527
Fax: 204-975-7783
Email: Josee.Lavoie@umanitoba.ca