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Malcolm King



Dr. Malcolm King, a member of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, is co-lead of Pewaseskwan (the Indigenous Wellness Research Group) and faculty in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) where he serves as the Scientific Director of SCPOR, the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research. Dr. King’s research is aimed at improving wellness and achieving health equity for First Nations, Métis and Inuit through strengths-based approaches that respect self-determination and privilege Indigenous ways of knowing. He was originally trained as a chemist and then as a biomedical researcher. Over a long career in pulmonary research, Malcolm developed new approaches to treat mucus clearance dysfunction in chronic lung disease, and continues to work on addressing issues in airborne disease transmission. After appointments at McGill University, the University of Alberta and Simon Fraser University, he joined USask in 2017. He also continues to teach and research in Indigenous health, with a particular focus on wellness and engagement. From 2009 to 2016, Dr. King led the CIHR Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health as its Scientific Director, spearheading the development of a national research agenda for Indigenous Peoples’ health and wellness. Dr. King was honoured with a National Aboriginal Achievement Award in 1999, and in 2016, he was named a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. In November 2021, he was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

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Indigenous Peoples Health

Building programs and capacity in the respectful engagement of Indigenous people in patient-oriented research.

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