Professor and Director of Ongomiizwin Research Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing
Max Rady College of Medicine
Community Health Sciences
Room 715, JBRC -727 McDermot Avenue
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 3P5
Dr. Lavoie’s program of research is uniquely positioned, innovative and conducted in partnership with First Nations, Inuit and other Indigenous groups across Canada, in Alaska, Norway, Colombia, Australia, New Zealand and circumpolar countries.
She has mixed method expertise in public administration, qualitative and health service research (health administrative data). Her research focuses on improved access to primary (ie outpatient) healthcare for underserved and marginalized populations, in rural, remote and inner-city environments; and on shifting health policy. Her program of research demonstrates leadership in engaged scholarship.
Dr. Lavoie is a professor in community health sciences at the Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba. She is also director of Ongomiizwin Research Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing.
Dr. Lavoie'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 First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba and with the Manitoba Inuit Association. She is actively engaged in collaborations in Australia and New Zealand, and in Circumpolar countries.