About the Associate Dean

Dr. Tracey Hillier

Becoming a doctor is an exciting and challenging experience.

Dr. Tracey Hillier, BSc (Honours) Nursing, MD, CCFP, RCPSC, MEd is a radiologist in the Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging. Her clinical practice focuses on mammography. Dr. Hillier completed her MD (1997) and her residency training in family medicine (1999) at McMaster University. She completed flight surgeon training in 2001 with the Department of National Defense. This was followed by training in radiology and diagnostic imaging at the University of Alberta (2009) and a fellowship in emergency trauma and cardiac radiology at the University of British Columbia (2011). She also completed a fellowship in medical education in radiology (2009) and she has a Master's in Education (Health Sciences Education) (2016), both from the University of Alberta. Dr. Hillier served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 27 years.

Dr. Hillier has an interest in Global Health and has provided primary care medical services in a remote area of La Ceiba, Honduras. She completed a study tour in Tanzania looking at development projects that address the primary determinants of health. In 2010, she spent two months in Leogane, Haiti immediately following the earthquake where she was involved in setting up a field hospital and providing medical care to the local population.

Dr. Hillier's research and scholarly interests include curriculum development, promoting student-led curricular change, fostering medical leadership, and developing a curriculum that addresses the significant health disparities that exist between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians. As a result of her commitment to diversity, inclusivity and equity, Dr. Hillier was selected as a recipient of a University of Alberta Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award in 2016. Dr. Hillier has held leadership roles in the MD Program since 2012, including Associate Dean, Curriculum for the MD Program. In 2015, Dr. Hillier was appointed the Associate Dean for the MD Program.

Dr. Hillier was born and raised in Stephenville, a small town on the west coast of Newfoundland, in traditional Mi'kmaq territory and is part of the Qalipu First Nation. Dr. Hillier and her husband are the proud parents of five sports-loving children.