Lynn McIntyre, MD, MHSc, FRCPC

Biography

 

Lynn McIntyreLynn McIntyre is currently a Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary which is located one hour from Banff National Park in beautiful Alberta, Canada. She is also Associate Scientific Director for the Faculty of Medicine’s newest research enterprise, the Institute for Public Health which is dedicated to achieving better health and better health care. Dr. McIntyre holds both a medical degree and master's degree in Community Health and Epidemiology from the University of Toronto. She is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in Public Health and Preventive Medicine. Prior to joining the University of Calgary in 2006, she served as Dean of the Faculty of Health Professions at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada for 13.5 years where she considered the Faculty and its 21 different professions as ‘a very big, very interdisciplinary public health unit’. In June 2013, she completed a five year award as a Canadian Institutes for Health Research Chair in Gender and Health during which she explored the food provisioning and other needs of ultrapoor Bangladeshi female heads of household. After seven years as an elected Board member, in January 2013, she assumed the role of Chair of the Canadian Public Health Association. Dr. McIntyre’s research is focused on food insecurity in Canada and in low income countries. She uses a variety of research methods ranging from advanced epidemiology to critical qualitative studies in the work she does with diverse disadvantaged populations.