Scholars

The Integrative Health Institute Scholars are a very accomplished group of academics and clinicians who represent the full spectrum of disciplinary backgrounds at the University of Alberta. In a broad sense, their expertise can be categorized into thematic areas that include: natural health products/functional foods; traditional/indigenous/ Aboriginal health; and mind-body therapies (e.g., mindfulness meditation, arts-based therapies). The work of IHI Scholars spans from neonatal challenges to palliative care. Our perspectives range from the sub-cellular to the sociocultural. We span the gamut of academic disciplines with representation from virtually every Faculty.  Current studies take us from inner city Edmonton to West Africa to Bangladesh. We are filmmakers, award-winning teachers, clinicians, and bench scientists.

Kathy Aitchison

Professor, Department of Psychiatry

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Steven K. H. Aung, Community Engagement Director

Clinical Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

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Geoff Ball

Associate Professor Department of Pediatrics

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Hoan Linh Banh

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine

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Lola Baydala

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

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Angela Bayduza

Lecturer, Faculty of Physical Education & Recreation

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Pamela Brett-MacLean 

Associate Professor and Director of the Arts & Humanities in Health & Medicine

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Lorraine J. Breault

Professor, Department of Psychiatry

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Cary A. Brown 

Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy

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Irena Buka

Director of the Children’s Environmental Health Clinic, Department of Pediatrics

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Paul Joseph Byrne 

Clinical Professor Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Care

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Sandy Campbell 

Health Librarian, John W. Scott Health Sciences Library 

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John Carr

Associate Faculty, St. Stephen’s College

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Alan M. Carroll

Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Clinical Director of Pediatric Psychiatry

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Catherine Caufield

Associate Director, Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life

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George Cembrowski

Associate Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

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Cathy Chan

Professor​, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science

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Jie Chen

Professor, Faculty of Engineering

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Leilei Chen

Sessional Instructor, Department of English and Film Studies

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Lingyun Chen

Professor, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science

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Pierre Chue

Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Departmental Head, Addictions and Mental Health, Alberta Health Services

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Jennifer Conway

Assistant Professor, Division of Cardiology

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Sarah Curtis

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine

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Neil Dalal

Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

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Bill Dafoe 

Professor, Division of Cardiology

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Scott Dick

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Marlene Dytoc

Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology

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Stephane Evoy

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Justin Ezekowitz

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Director of the Heart Function Clinic

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Catherine Field

Professor, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science

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Karen Fox

Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation

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Michael Frishkopf

Professor, Ethnomusicology, Department of Music

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Michael Gänzle

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Food Microbiology and Probiotics

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Stephen J. Genuis

Clinical Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

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Sunita Ghosh

Assistant Clinical Professor and Research Scientist,  Medical Oncology

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Randy Goebel

Professor, Department of Computing Science

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Helly Goez

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

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Leah Gramlich

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Provincial Medical Advisor, Nutrition and Food Services, Alberta Health Services

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Russell Greiner

Professor, Department of Computing Science

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Jill Hall

Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Elizabeth Halpenny

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Physical Education & Recreation

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Dawn Hartfield

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

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Kathleen Hegadoren

Professor Faculty of Nursing, Adjunct Professor in Departments of Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Sherry Hood

Clinical Lecturer, Department of Family Medicine

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Christine Hughes

Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Fred Janke

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine

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Hsing Jou

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

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Anil Abraham Joy

Professor, Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

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Angela Juby

Associate Professor, Geriatric Medicine

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Meena Kalluri

Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

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Stan Karapetrovic

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

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Nat Kav

Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Agricultural

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Greg Kawchuk

Professor, Department of Physical Therapy

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Louanne Keenan

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine

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Kimberley Kelly

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine

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David Kelner

Associate Clinical Professor, School of Dentistry

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Manal Kleib

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing

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Anita Kozyrskyj

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

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Kumar Kumaran

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Facility Section Head, Newborn Health, Royal Alexandra Hospital

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Norbert Krumins

Faculty Lecturer in Theology and the Arts and Chair of the Department of Theological Studies

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Tehseen Ladha

Clinical Lecturer and General Pediatrician, Division of General Pediatrics

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Alika Lafontaine

Medical Lead for Aboriginal Health (AHS)

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Donald LeGatt

Clinical Professor, Laboratory Medicine & Pathology

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Brendan Leier

Assistant Clinical professor, Dossetor Heath Ethics Centre

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Richard Lewanczuk

Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Senior Medical Director, Primary Health Care, Alberta Health Services

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Xin-Min Li

Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Capital Health Chair in Mental Health Research

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Raimar Loebenberg

Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, President Canadian Society of Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Karen Madsen

Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

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Donna Manca

Associate Professor, Director of Research Family Medicine

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Pirkko Markula

Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation

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Maria Mayan

Professor, Faculty of Extension

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David McConnell

Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy

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Lisa McDermott

Associate Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation

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Deanna McFayden

Faculty Lecturer, Department of Nursing

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Tara-Leigh McHugh

Associate Professor, Faculty of Physical Education & Recreation

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Suresh Nayar

Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

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Brad Necyk

Sessional Instructor, Department of Art & Design, Faculty of Arts

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Candace Necyk

Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Mandi Newton

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics

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Arto Ohinmaa

Associate Professor, Health Economics

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David M. Olson

Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Karin Olson, Education Director 

Professor, Faculty of Nursing

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Alvaro Osornio-Vargas

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

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Elizabeth Papathanassoglou

Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing

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Belinda Parke

Assistant Professor,  Faculty of Nursing

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Ara Parker

Chair, Department of Psychotherapy & Spirituality, and Faculty Lecturer in Art Therapy at St. Stephen’s College

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Jacqueline Pei

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

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Catherine Phillips

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry

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Spencer Proctor

Associate Professor, Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science

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Wendy Rodgers

Professor & Vice Dean,  Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation

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Robert Rogers

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine

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Cheryl Sadowski

Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Ginetta Salvalaggio

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine

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Jane Schulz

Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

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John Seubert

Associate Professor and Division Chair, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Yakov Shapiro

Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry

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Earle Sharam

Professor of Theology; Principal and Dean and Vice-Chancellor, St. Stephen’s College

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Gita Sharma

Centennial Professor in Aboriginal and Global Health & Endowed Chair in Aboriginal Health 

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Lynette Shultz

Associate Professor, Department of Educational Policy Studies

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Anthony Singhal

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology 

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Jane Springett

Professor and Director, Centre for Health Promotion Studies, School of Public Health

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Kate Storey

Assistant Professor, School of Public Health

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Billy Strean

Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation

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Puneeta Tandon

Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology

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Patricia Tao

Associate Professor, Music

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Katia Tonkin

Professor, Faculty of Med​icine and Dentistry

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Jean Triscott

Professor and Director of the Division of Care of the Elderly

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Ania Ulrich

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering

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Carlos Velazquez

Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Jack Adam Tuszynski

Allard Research Professor, Department of Oncology

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Liana Urichuk

Director of Information & Evaluation Services for Addiction & Mental Health (AHS)

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Sunita Vohra, Director of the Integrative Health Institute

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

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Noreen Willows

Associate Professor of Community Nutrition, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science 

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Gane Ka-Shu Wong

Professor, Biological Sciences and Medicine

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Jianping Wu

Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science

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Dominik Wujastyk

Professor and Singhmar Chair in Ancient Indian Society and Polity, Department of History and Classics

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Jerome Yager

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

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Jane Yardley

Assistant Professor,  Physical Education

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Nese Yuksel

Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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