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  Catherine Cook 

Dr. Catherine Cook is Métis, from Manitoba, and currently has a joint role with the University of Manitoba and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. At the University of Manitoba, Dr. Cook is the Associate Dean for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Health in the Faculty of Medicine and is currently a leader of the newly established Section of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Health in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine. In her current role at the WRHA, Dr. Cook's portfolio includes Aboriginal Health Programs, Population and Public Health, Mental Health - Adult Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, and Community Mental Health, Community Development, Psychology and Northern Outreach. Dr. Cook is also engaged at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine in the areas of teaching, student supports and research. Dr. Cook has actively engaged in board and committee membership throughout her career. Prior to her appointment in March 2010, as Vice President of Population and Aboriginal Health for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA), she was the Executive Director of Aboriginal Health Programs at the WRHA, where she was responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of the Aboriginal Health Strategy. In July 2009, she was appointed by the Province of Manitoba as the Aboriginal Health Advisor on H1N1 issues for Manitoba. Dr. Cook practiced as a family physician in remote northern nursing stations for several years before focusing on public health practice. She has held positions of Associate Director of the J.A. Hildes Northern Medical Unit; Regional Director of Health Programs for First Nations and Inuit Health, Manitoba Region; Regional Medical Officer of Health for the Nor-Man and Winnipeg Regional Health Authorities; Director of the Center for Aboriginal Health Education; Co-Director of the Manitoba First Nations Centre for Aboriginal Health Research; and Co-Chair of the 'Changes for Children' Implementation Team - a process for systemic change within the Child Welfare system in Manitoba stemming from the AJI-CWI Initiative and a series of reviews of the child welfare system. Dr. Cook received her medical education at the University of Manitoba (1987), was certified in Family Medicine (1989), and earned an MSc through the Department of Community Health Sciences (2003).

 


 
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