Les Hagen

My interests include public health advocacy, healthy public policy, community mobilization, chronic disease prevention, publicity and public discourse. My areas of expertise include tobacco control, policy development, advocacy, mobilization, government relations and publicity strategies.

The majority of my work is applied directly to the development of healthy public policies and improved health outcomes at community, provincial and national levels. I am a strong proponent of the importance of translating knowledge into action.


Meritorious Service Medal, Governor General of Canada, 2018
Award of Merit, Canadian Public Health Association, 2009
Barb Tarbox Award, Government of Alberta, 2008

Current Projects

Cancer Risk Assessment in Youth Survey (CRAYS)
Funded by Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute and Canadian Institutes of Health Research