Dr. Kathryn Todd is Vice President - Research, Innovation and Analytics for Alberta Health Services (AHS), our primary Scientific Advisory Board member representing AHS, with responsibility for overseeing research priorities and operations, innovation, knowledge management, analytics and the Strategic Clinical Networks for AHS. Dr. Todd obtained her PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Neurochemistry) from the University of Alberta in 1994 after receiving her MSc (Psychology) and BSc (Rehabilitation Medicine) degrees. She went on to complete two Postdoctoral Fellowships, one with the Government of France in the Department of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Nantes Hospital in Nantes, France, and the other a CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Neuroscience Research Unit, in Montréal.
Prior to joining AHS, Dr. Todd held a variety of administrative capacities at the University of Alberta, including Interim Chair of Psychiatry, Director of the MD/PhD program, Associate Chair, Research, Department of Psychiatry, and Director for the Centre for Neuroscience. She is currently Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, an Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, and continues to operate her laboratory at the University of Alberta investigating the central nervous system response to disease and injury.
Dr. Todd has held numerous awards from provincial and national funding organizations, including the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and also sits on numerous team grants, including Alberta Innovates Health Solutions and Canada Foundation for Innovation. She currently sits on a number of oversight, advisory and Board of Directors for community, university, provincial and national organizations.