Malcolm King, PhD. Professor, Simon Fraser University Faculty of Health Sciences. Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health
Dr. Malcolm King, a member of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation (Ojibway), is a health researcher at Simon Fraser University. A graduate of McGill University (PhD in Chemistry), he has had a long career in respiratory research at McGill and then at the University of Alberta, before moving to Simon Fraser in 2012. In his role as Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health, he leads the development of a national health research agenda aimed at improving wellness and achieving health equity for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples in Canada. His international Indigenous health interests include improving Indigenous health through workforce development and provision of culturally appropriate care, and developing Indigenous health indicators to monitor progress in programs aimed at achieving health equity. Dr. King was honoured with a National Aboriginal Achievement Award in 1999.