Faculty and Staff

Susan Chatwood, BScN, MSc, PhD

Associate Professor

Public Health, School of

About Me

I have spent most of my career in remote and northern communities, working in the clinical setting, public health and research.

My work aims to build capacity for research in the Arctic and engagement in the circumpolar network, and promotes partnerships and methodologies that respect multiple ways of knowing in the Arctic. 

I also focus on health sytems research frameworks that address inequities and include related systems that drive determinants of health in the Arctic, including climate change, Indigenous values and geographical challenges. 

Currently, I am the scientific  director of the Institute for Circumpolar Health Research in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.  I am a McCalla professor and a council member of the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC).


PhD, University of Toronto, 2016
MSc, McGill University, 1996
BScN, University of British Columbia,1989


circumpolar health
health systems 
health systems stewardship
determinants of health in the Arctic