Dr. Ivy Lynn Bourgeault
Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, is the Scientific Director of the PHIRN. Ivy's research has focused on a range of issues from women's health and maternity care in rural and remote communities to the role of complementary and alternative medicine in the Canadian health care system, but she is probably best known for her work on health professions and health policy. Ivy is concurrently the lead of the Ontario Health Human Resources Research Network (OHHRRN), another Ministry of Health funded AHRNI initiative. She presently holds the CIHR/Health Canada Chair in Health Human Resource Policy. Her doctorate is in Community Health from the University of Toronto (1996).
Ontario Research Chair in Health Human Resources, a position funded by the Health Human Resource Policy Branch of the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care as part of Ontario's HHR strategy. As part of his role as Ontario Research Chair in HHR, Arthur will be affiliated with McMaster University to help increase the capacity for innovative, evidence-based health human resources research and will focus on developing ways to forecast future health human resources needs for a variety of health professionals. Arthur Sweetman also plays a pivotal role as co-lead of OHHRRN as his expertise compliments that of OHHRRN's Scientific Director, Dr. Ivy Lynn Bourgeault.